MBA Admission requirements in Dubai

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If you want to study MBA in Dubai, there are many universities offering the course. Below are admission requirements in various universities:

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF DUBAI MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSIONS ENTRY

All applying students must have:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited national or regional institutional body, achieving a 3.00 GPA or better in undergraduate study.
  • International TOEFL®or Academic IELTSTM or the equivalent score on another internationally-recognized English exam. PBT is accepted from specific centers in the UAE.

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS IN DUBAI

Management experience

Successful applicants typically have an average of 14 years of management experience, which includes managing teams, projects, budgets and/or resources.

Educational background

Applicants are usually required to hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. If you do not have a degree, we may still consider your application depending on the quality of your experience to date and any other qualifications you hold.

Leadership potential

You should be proactive and driven with strong leadership potential and the ability to set and achieve goals.

International exposure

The Executive MBA attracts students from approximately 40-50 countries. We select students with an international outlook, and/or those who can build on existing international exposure. You should demonstrate your ability to work with people from different backgrounds and in cross-cultural teams.

How much is the application fee?

The application fee is £180. You can pay the fee online as part of the online application or by downloading the Application Fee Payment Form.

Do I need to take TOEFL/IELTS?

All applicants whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL or IELTS, unless they have received a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction, or have lived or worked in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of two years.

What is the School’s GMAT code?

Our GMAT reporting codes are Z11-J7-23 for London and Z11-J7-36 for Dubai.

THE BRITISH UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entry Requirements – MBA

— A relevant Bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Upper Second Class or with a Good GPA (3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent) from an accredited university.

— A minimum EmSAT score of 1400, TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT, 79 iBT), IELTS academic score of 6.0, or their equivalents on another standardised nationally, or internationally, recognised test that is approved by the Ministry of Education in the UAE.

— A copy of the updated C.V

— Submission of a certificate of equivalency issued by the Ministry of Education in the UAE for all previous degree certificates awarded by institutions outside the UAE.

— A copy of the passport along with a copy of the Emirates ID (If available).

— Al Ethbara Number (for UAE nationals only).

Conditional Admissions for Master of Business Administration (MBA):

— A student with a GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 will be conditionally admitted upon the programme tutor approval and an EmSat English Score of 1250, IELTS score of 5.5 (TOEFL 530, 71 iBT), or its equivalent in a standardised English language test approved by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs is required.

— A student with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 should have at least two years of relevant work experience after graduation and an EmSat English Score of 1250, IELTS score of 5.5 (TOEFL 530, 71 iBT), or its equivalent in a standardized English language test approved by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs may be provisionally admitted the programme.

After conditional admission to the  Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme, student must:

— Achieve an EmSat English of 1400/6.0 IELTS/TOEFL 550/TOEFL iBT 79 or its equivalent by the end of the first semester.

— Take maximum of two modules in the first semester and must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in the first three modules taken.

English Exam Registration

— Students are encouraged to register for their IELTS or TOEFL at The British University in Dubai (BUiD) by contacting pdec@buid.ac.ae

— Paper-based ITP TOEFL are accepted by the administering institution only. Only those administered by AMIDEAST Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah will be accepted if it is sent by Amideast to BUiD directly.

— While registering with ETS for iBT or with Amideast for ITP TOEFL, please quote BUiD’s TOEFL code 0168.

— Internet (iBT) – test scores should be sent to BUiD directly by ETS.

BITS PILANI MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility Criteria For Higher Degree Programme (M.B.A.)

Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline or its equivalent with at least 60% aggregate marks, and having studied at least one subject in mathematics or statistics at the high school (10+2) or higher level.

Application Procedure for Higher Degree Programme (M.B.A.)

The Application procedure for admission is listed in detail. Please ensure that you read the instructions carefully and submit all of the documents to avoid disqualification.

For Higher Degree Programmes

  1. Read the Admission Bulletin 2023-24 carefully.
  2. Application for Admission must be filled online.
    Online Application procedure: (Read instructions given below before proceeding to fill the online form).
  • Visit https://admission.bits-dubai.ac.ae/ and sign up as a new user, fill your details and select Programme Level as Higher Degree (M.E. / M.B.A).
  • Enter all the information required carefully and correctly in the online form.
  • Ensure the correctness of all entered data before submission. Once you confirm the correctness of the entered information and submit the form, the entered data will be recorded and you will not be able to change it.
  • On submission you will be allotted a unique reference number and you will be directed to proceed for Application fee payment.
  • You have the option of paying the fee online through Debit or Credit Card or paying offline either by Cash or Bank Transfer (Refer Section 5 below for fee details).
  • Upon successful completion of online application fee payment you will be allotted a unique application number and you will be instructed to upload your documents.
  • Upload the required documents(jpeg or pdf format) and your submission will be complete.
  • In the event you opt for offline application fee payment(Cash or bank transfer), send the proof of fee payment along with Applicant’s name and Application reference number by email to admission@dubai.bits-pilani.ac.in for the allotment of unique application number.
  • Upon receipt of the unique application number, you can proceed to upload the required documents(jpeg or pdf format) and your submission will be complete.
  • For candidates submitting the application and fee online, the system will generate a unique application number. You may note down the number for all future references. For those candidates who are opting for offline submission or payment, a unique application number will be allotted and informed to the candidate by the institute on receipt of the application and fee. In all subsequent correspondence with the Institute, the candidate must quote this application number.
  • Documents required to be submitted with the application form:
    • Copy of 10th class mark sheet/certificate for date of birth.
    • Copy of the transcript and degree of Qualifying Examination, such as B.E/B.Tech.
    • Tech or its equivalent. If the degree copy is not available, at the time of applying, fax/email this as soon as the same is available. If the transcript is not available, Mark sheets of all semesters/years of the qualifying degree should be submitted.
    • Copy of the ID for U.A.E Nationals. For candidates with other nationalities, passport copy (first 3 pages and last page), and U.A.E visa page if holding U.A.E. residence visa. Candidates, who do not possess a valid passport at the time of applying, must enclose a declaration along with the Application, that they will fax the required Passport pages on or before the last date.
    • TOEFL/IELTS Score Report (For candidates completing their qualifying degree in Non- English medium).
    • A 250 – word statement of purpose describing what you propose to achieve by doing this program and your ultimate goal.
  • Application Fee to be paid at the time of submission of application form:
    An amount of AED 220.00 only (Arab Emirates Dirhams Two hundred and twenty only) payable online by Debit/Credit Card or payable offline either by Cash or Bank Transfer (Refer Page 25 of Admission Bulletin for bank details). Application received without application fee will not be considered.
  • Incomplete application will be rejected.

SZABIST MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

MBA 36 credit hour program: Admission in the MBA 36 credit hour program, the candidate must possess a 4 year BBA or relevant degree with minimum CGPA 2.5 from an HEC recognized university.

MBA 72 credit hour program: Admission in the MBA 72 credit hour program, the candidate must possess a 4 year non business bachelor degree with minimum CGPA 2.5 or 16 years of education with minimum 55% from an HEC recognized university.

Fee Structure
Application processing fee                                       AED 100 (non refundable)
Admission Fee                                                             AED 1,000 (non refundable)
Security Deposit Fee                                                   AED 500 (refundable)
Tuition Fee                                                                    AED 2000/- per course.
Semester Registration Fee                                                   AED 100

INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1.Academic Performance at the Undergraduate Level

Applicants for the Graduate program are required to successfully complete an accredited undergraduate degree from a university licensed  by the Ministry of Education UAE with a CGPA of 3.0 and above on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalents.

Applicants  with a CGPA of 2.5 but less than 3 (on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent) is considered for conditional admission based on successful interview to be conducted by an academic panel. A conditionally admitted student are allowed to study only 9 credits hours of courses during the  first semester and achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

If the undergraduate degree is from a University other than a l University licensed by the Ministry of Education, UAE, or from a University located outside United Arab Emirates , applicants are required to obtain an Equivalency Certificate for the undergraduate degree from the Ministry of Education, UAE.

  1. Proficiency in English

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide a certificate of English proficiency test with minimum score as below:

English Language Test IELTS (Academic) Paper-based TOEFL Internet-based TOEFL Computer-based TOEFL EmSAT
ENTRY SCORE 6.0 550 79 – 80 213 1400
  1. Work experience

Students applying for 1-Year MBA Program must possess a minimum of two years of work experience.

  1. Personal Assessment Interview

All eligible candidates are required to attend an Assessment Interview by an Academic Panel. The admission of all eligible applicants including applicants who are to be admitted conditionally is decided by the Academic Panel

Required Documents

  • Academic documents (high school and university transcripts/certificate).
  • Admissions essay reflecting the motivations for applying to IMT Dubai with a minimum of 300 words.
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of Employment Letter
  • Passport size photographs (4)
  • A copy of Emirates ID (If resident in the UAE)
  • A scanned copy of the picture page of your passport (and Residence Visa for UAE residents). • Equivalency Certificate, if applicable.
  • If you are seeking advance academic standing in your chosen program: certified copies of official academic transcripts, and syllabus details from a recognized university in the MOHESR, UAE.

MANIPAL MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • Admission to the MBA program is open to fresh graduates and working executives/self-employed professionals who have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university.
  • Adequate proficiency in English is a must for all programs.

 

SP JAIN GLOBAL MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ELIGIBILITY

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

All applicants (domestic and international) will have an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or other approved tertiary institution. Applicants who do not have their final year results can apply for the intake, but SP Jain can only make a conditional offer.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Evidence of having worked after graduation on a full-time basis in a role which has been assessed by SP Jain as relevant to the course of study for a minimum period of 3 years.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants must have completed their education as detailed above in English and must provide certified evidence to the School.
  • In exceptional cases where an applicant is unable to provide certified evidence, the Admission Director may approve self-attested copies of the completion of education certification.
  • Applicants who have not completed their most recent education qualifications in English are required to take any of the following recognised formal English language tests and obtain currently valid minimum scores as below:
    • IELTS minimum score of 6.5
    • TOEFL iBT minimum score of 70
    • PTE minimum score of 60

English Language Test scores must be submitted before the program commencement date. Only test scores obtained in the last 2 years will be considered valid.

STEP 2

APPLICATION

  • Submit your application online.
  • Candidates only need to submit one application but may apply for two specialisations with a single application.
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis (i.e. evaluated when they are received); so, the sooner you apply, the better your chances are for being selected.

ENTRANCE TEST

APTITUDE/ENTRANCE TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS

  • SP Jain requires candidates to take one of the following aptitude tests: GMAT, GRE, GMAC Executive Assessment, CAT (Common Admission Test – offered in India) or SPJAT (SP Jain Aptitude Test) and obtain the minimum expected test score as specified in the Postgraduate Admission and Selection Policy to be considered for admissions.
    • GMAT (Appeared in last 5 years)
    • GRE (Appeared in last 5 years)
    • GMAC Executive Assessment (Appeared in last 3 years)
    • CAT (Appeared in last 2 years)
    • SPJAT (Appeared in last 2 years)
  • Candidates may apply even if they have not yet taken the aptitude test, or if their scores are pending. However, candidates will not be shortlisted for evaluation until they submit final test scores. SP Jain accepts the best score from the stated tests.
  • Candidates who do not meet the aptitude test score requirements may be considered for interview subject to the decision of the Director of Admission/Registrar.
  • If you do not have a valid GMAT/GRE/GMAC Executive Assessment or CAT score, you may appear for the SPJAT.

STEP 4

EVALUATION & INTERVIEW

  • The School establishes a shortlist of potential applicants based on the following:
    • Past academic performance and other achievements
    • Past work experience
    • English language proficiency to ensure successful participation
    • Outcomes and scores of aptitude tests
  • All shortlisted applicants will be notified in writing by the School that their application has proceeded to the shortlist for admission.
  • As part of the final stage of applicant evaluation, all shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake:
    • An Essay
    • A personal interview with a member of the School’s selection committee at one of the School’s campuses or via Skype/Zoom. The interview is designed to assess the applicant’s communication skills, analytical skills, aptitude and subject knowledge.
  • Candidates are required to pay a non-refundable evaluation fee of USD 50.

STEP 5

ADMISSION RESULTS

Applicants are emailed an admission decision approximately within 14 days after evaluations.

BAYES BUSINESS SCHOOL MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Work experience

A minimum of four years’ full-time professional experience, gained after graduation.

Academic requirement

Either a good undergraduate degree (upper second class honours degree (2:1) or above) or substantial and relevant work experience and/or professional qualifications as an alternative to a first degree.

GMAT/GRE

Most applicants will not be required to take GMAT/GRE. If we need further information on your academic capacity for the programme, or your current motivation to study, we may request that you take GMAT/GRE.

English language requirement

It is essential that all MBA students have an excellent command of English as we welcome students from around 100 different nations every year to study with us here at Bayes.  If English is not your first language, you will need to sit an IELTS, PTE, LanguageCert or TOEFL exam (IELTS preferred).

In some cases the English requirement can be waived (eg if you have worked or studied in an English speaking country for over a year). Please contact our Admissions team for more information.

IELTS Academic and SELT (UKVI)

We require a minimum, well balanced score of 7.0 in IELTS Academic, with no less than 6.5 in each individual section. We also accept the IELTS Indicator test with the same minimum scores. Please note that we accept IELTS Academic tests taken at test centres that are not included on UKVI’s SELT list.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic

We require an overall score of 69 with a minimum of 62 in Writing and no less than 60 in any other section, in-person or online. We do not accept PTE General.

LanguageCert International ESOL C1 Expert

We require a Pass in both the Written (Listening, Reading, Writing) and Spoken (Speaking) exams, in-person or online.

TOEFL iBT and TOEFL at home

We require a minimum, well-balanced overall score of 100 with a minimum of 25 in Writing and Speaking, 24 in Reading and 22 in Listening in the TOEFL iBT test (in-person or online). Scores must be achieved within a single test, not MyBest scores. We do not accept the TOEFL Essentials or TOEFL ITP Plus for China tests. You will need to make your TOEFL score available to us using code 0870.

CURTIN UNIVERSITY MBA ADMSSION REQUIREMENTS

The requirements to study in Dubai for an MBA or part-time MBA will depend on the university you opt for. For example, Curtin requires a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum course weighted average of 50% (or equivalent) along with 0 – 3 years of work experience for it’s MBA (Global).

Some universities in Dubai require a GMAT score before gaining admission into an MBA program. The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, is an adaptive computer test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English. The reason it is usually required is that it tests for skills needed in business school in a standardised manner.

UNIVERSITY OF DUBAI MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Regular Admission Conditional Admission
  Accredited bachelor’s degree in Business with a minimum of GPA of 3.0   Accredited bachelor’s degree in any field with a GPA of 2.0 – 2.9
  EmSAT 1400 I Academic lELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (PBT 550 or IBT 79 or CBT 213)   EmSAT 1250 or Academic lELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (PBT 530 or lBT 71 or CBT 197)

CANADIAN UNIVERSITY DUBAI MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission for Graduate Studies

To enrol in a graduate program at Canadian University Dubai you will need to meet the general requirements for admission and provide a certificate of English language proficiency. Other additional admission requirements are specific to your chosen program of study.

Graduate Admissions Policy

Admission to a specific program of study implies admission to Canadian University Dubai; however, admission to a particular program does not imply automatic admission to any other program of study. For students who do not meet all of the requirements at the time of application, admission is conditional to those requirements, or their established equivalent, being met within the prescribed time periods and subject to the conditions outlined below.

General Admission requirements for Master’s level programs:

  1. Completion of a recognized bachelor’s degree in a discipline appropriate for the Master’s degree. A Higher Diploma is not equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and does not qualify an applicant for admission to a Master’s programs. *
  2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in the applicant’s bachelor’s degree program.
  3. A minimum score of 1400 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT, 79 iBT), or 6.0 IELTS.

Students who have completed undergraduate education in an English-medium institution might be allowed admission into a graduate program without demonstrating TOEFL score of 550 (or equivalent). This exemption can be applicable only to those students who undertook all their schooling (K-12) plus a Bachelor’s degree in English in a reference English speaking country (e.g. UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand)

(*) For admission in the Master in IT Management , only applicants holding Engineering / IT / Business related certificates will be considered.

Conditional Admission Requirements for Master’s level programs:

  • May conditionally admit students with a recognized Bachelor’s degree and an EmSAT score of 1250 or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL score of 530 (197 CBT, 71 iBT), or 5.5 IELTS academic to a Master’s program Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to dismissal:
    1. must achieve an EmSAT score of 1400 or equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
    2. may take a maximum of six credit hours in the first semester of study, not including intensive English courses;
    3. must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in the first six credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied for the graduate program;
  • May conditionally admit students to a Master Program with a recognized Bachelor’s degree and a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent. Such a student must take a maximum of nine credit hours of courses studied for the graduate program during the period of conditional admission and must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of courses studied for the graduate program or be subject to dismissal.
  • May conditionally admit students to a Master Program with a recognized Bachelor’s degree and a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent to a maximum of nine graduate-level credit hours as remedial preparation for the graduate program. These remedial courses are not for credit within the degree program. The student must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of remedial courses in order to progress to the graduate program or be subject to dismissal.

Additional Program Admission Requirements: Interview Committee

Offers of admission are adjudicated by the interview committee consisting of School of Management faculty members from different program specialties, and a representative of the Office of the Registrar, as a result of the following process:

  1. Once the deadline for submission of applications has passed, a first screening by the committee establishes lists of applicants for further consideration for either admission or conditional admission.
  2. Selected applicants complete an interview.
  3. Offers of admission are made on the basis of the interview’s outcome.

The Interview committee appoints a subject matter expert from the School of Management to conduct the interview. It lasts approximately 30 minutes and follows a standard protocol captured by the Masters Interview Form. Its aim is to determine the applicant’s:

  1. Proficiency in English language and communication skills.
  2. Career advancement.
  3. Managerial and professional experience.
  4. Academic background.
  5. Motivation and engagement.
  6. Rationale for the choice of major.
  7. Prospect for successful completion of the program.

The interview culminates with a committee recommendation for full acceptance, conditional acceptance without/with Remedial Preparation Programs, or rejection.

Remedial Preparation Program (RPP)

The School of Management- Graduate studies introduced a remedial preparation program (RPP) for admitted students with a CGPA of 2.0 and less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and those admitted with non-business background. Remedial preparation program (RPP) is comprised of five fundamentals of business and innovative thinking courses MBA 510 Management, and Marketing Foundations, MBA 511 Foundations of Quantitative Analysis, MBA 512 Accounting and Finance Foundations, MBA 513 Foundations of Economics and MIT 514 Fundamentals of Data Analytics Techniques. Each course of these remedial preparation program (RPP) is equivalent to 3 graduate-level credit hours. The student must achieve a minimum grade of B to be ready for their MBA & MIT curricula.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER MBA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS IN DUBAI

Good Academic Qualifications

The MBA programme is intellectually demanding and requires you to quickly absorb and analyse new material and apply it in a fast-moving environment. We need to be confident that you have the ability to rise to the intellectual challenges the programme presents.

Candidates for the Global MBA programmes are required to have:

  • A strong undergraduate degree result (UK bachelor’s degree or international equivalent as recognised by UK NARIC) from a recognised university, or a higher level degree.
  • Postgraduate, specialisation and professional qualifications can strengthen an application and compensate for a weaker performance in the bachelor’s degree.

Exceptionally, mature and experienced managers with the potential to meet the learning requirements of the MBA may also be considered as candidates (see below: MBA Admission route for applicants who do not have a degree).

Grade Required
Degree qualifications vary by country and university, however for the Bachelor degree we normally look for the equivalent of a first class or upper second class honours result in the UK system. We normally expect candidates to be in the top 25% of their class.

Degree Subject
We consider candidates from any subject discipline however you should be numerate with the ability to think critically, logically and integrate ideas, and have a good awareness of economic and international affairs.

Professional Qualifications 
A professional accountancy qualification is required to be considered for the Global Finance Accelerated MBA route. Examples of Professional Accountancy Qualifications:  Accountancy: ACA, FCA or CA (Chartered Accountant), ACCA or FCCA (Chartered Certified Accountant), ACMA or FCMA (Chartered Management Accountant), CPFA (Chartered Public Finance Accountant), AAIA or FAIA (International Accountant), AFA or FFA (Incorporated Financial Accountant). AICPA or FCPA (Certified Public Accountant), CPA (Certified Public Accountant).

MBA admission route for candidates who do not have a degree

It may be possible to gain a place without the specified formal academic qualifications. If you do not have a degree your application can be considered through the accreditation of prior learning (APL), which may be certificated or experiential. Credit is allocated for evidence of achieving appropriate and assessed learning outcomes, rather than for experience itself.

You will need to:

  • Demonstrate high levels of achievement, exceptional career progression and significant management experience in a leadership position or, have an excellent track record as a successful entrepreneur.
  • Show alternative evidence of intellectual ability e.g. strong school results, professional training courses, non-degree business qualifications such as CIMA, ACCA etc.
  • Achieve a strong admissions test score.

Admission Test

All applicants to our MBA programmes are required to take an admissions test and we will not normally assess your application until we have your result. You can choose to take the Manchester Admissions Test (MAT), GMAT® or GRE®.

When completing the application form you can select which test you prefer to take.

Most candidates for our Global MBA programmes will take the Manchester Admissions Test (MAT), which is designed and delivered by Talent Q.

  • The MAT is completed online and you can take it at your convenience in your home or office or anywhere where you have a good internet connection.
  • There are three short assessments (verbal, numerical and logical) that do not require preparation and take around 45 minutes to complete.
  • We will provide you with a login and password to take the test after you submit your MBA application. The invitation will come from notifications@talentqgroup.com. Please save this email to your contacts so that the invitation does not get delivered to your junk email.

We will not assess your MBA application until we have received your admissions test result, therefore once you receive the MAT invitation you should take the test straightaway, as we are keen to give you a decision about your admission to the MBA as soon as possible.

GMAT and GRE require dedicated preparation to optimise your performance and you will need to register to take the test on a particular date in an official test centre. If you have already completed the GMAT or GRE you will be asked to enter your scores in the application form. If you are intending to take GMAT or GRE you will need to put your intended test date to be able to submit the MBA application form.

How will we use your result in our admissions decision?

The admissions test is only one of our admission criteria – we are looking for candidates with the ‘right fit’ for the unique Manchester MBA. We take a holistic view when evaluating applications, considering the ‘person’ rather than a score and place more emphasis on your professional, academic and personal achievements; and your leadership and team-working skills. A very good result does not necessarily give a better chance of admission and a less strong result does not mean you cannot be admitted.

Minimum of three years post-graduate work experience with strong consistent career progression and achievement

The part-time Global MBA involves the development of strategic business knowledge and international perspective, combined with training in leadership and managerial skills. The part-time Global MBA is designed to build on previous experience gained from having worked within organisations, therefore it is important that our MBA students have good relevant professional experience in order to fully contribute and benefit from the programme.

We normally require at least three years full-time work experience after graduation (from completion of your undergraduate degree to commencing the MBA).

  • Current class work experience (range): 6-10 years. Average age: 34 years

Entry is competitive – when assessing your suitability to benefit from the Manchester MBA and your aptitude/potential as a future business leader, we are looking for the following:

  • A strong CV/resume showing; a good level of responsibility, consistent and ideally fast-track career progression, strong achievements for the length of your career to date demonstrating impact in your organisation and higher than average performance in your industry sector or function compared to your peers.
  • Leadership/management experience and potential including some or all of the following:
    • Management/leadership of teams/colleagues
    • Client relationship management
    • Financial/budgetary responsibility
    • Project management/leadership
    • Managing across different parts of an organisation
    • Decision making, contribution to strategy

The majority of candidates come from business, finance, engineering or entrepreneurial backgrounds, however we are interested in candidates from any sector. We have admitted successful MBA students from many non-traditional business sectors, including military, healthcare, legal, leisure/sports, and the creative arts and have alumni working in successful careers in many non-traditional business sectors.

Proof of English Competence

Candidates for the Global MBA are not automatically required to take an English Language test. If you have taken an English test please provide the details of your score in the application form and email a copy of your score report. English competence is assessed throughout the admissions process through:

  • The application form and essays
  • Admissions Test (verbal reasoning)
  • An interview (if further proof of English is required)

If further evidence is needed of English language proficiency, we may ask you to take an official English language test to prove your competency.