MBA Admission Requirements in UK Universities

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You can either study MBA online or go for full time at various universities in UK.The admission requirements by various universities are differed. In this article we shall provide a list of universities offering MBA course and the admission requirements for each university.

  1. University of Manchester MBA Admission Requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

  • Minimum of three years’ post-graduation work experience with strong, consistent career progression and achievement
  • Good undergraduate degree or international equivalent
  • Satisfactory GMAT ® , GRE ® or MAT score
  • International exposure (valued)
  • Entrepreneurial experience (valued)
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Emotional intelligence and personal qualities

English language

  • An English language qualification (TOEFL iBT / IELTS / CPE / PTE Academic) if applicable

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

 

Website link: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/01039/mba-manchester-full-time-mba/entry-requirements/

  1. University of Oxford Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admission Requirements

Work experience

Relevant experience

You should have at least two years of full-time work experience, detailed on a one page CV. We look for evidence of career progression and international exposure, as well as being able to show leadership potential. We do not look for experience in a specific sector.

Undergraduate degree

You will be asked to upload all your university degree academic transcripts/mark-sheets to the online application form.

All applicants are required to have completed a recognised undergraduate degree. As evidence, you will be asked to upload all your university degree academic transcripts/mark-sheets to the online application form. These must outline the subjects studied or grades obtained from each academic year.

If your original transcripts are not in English you must also supply an official translation.

GMAT or GRE score

We look for a high level of quantitative and analytical skills evidenced by your GMAT or GRE results.

GMAT

We don’t ask for a minimum score, but GMAT scores of 650 or above are considered competitive. Our current class has a median GMAT score of 690.

  • All sections of the GMAT must be taken in order to be considered valid
  • Official online scores must be accessible by our admissions department for your application to be considered complete. For GMAC to release your official scores to Saïd Business School, please give your test centre the following code: Q0G-4B-59
  • GMAT scores are not valid if they are older than five years on the application deadline date
  • Contact GMAC directly to arrange to take the test

GRE

A GRE verbal score of 160 and a quantitative score of 160 is considered competitive, however we do accept all scores. Our current class has a median of 160 (verbal) and 160 (quantitative).

  • All sections of the GRE must be taken in order to be considered valid
  • Official online scores must be accessible by our admissions department for your application to be considered complete. For ETS to release your official scores to Saïd Business School, please give your test centre the following institution code: 0807
  • GRE scores are not valid if they are older than five years on the application deadline date
  • Contact ETS directly to arrange to take the test

Please note you must submit either a GMAT or GRE score result with your application, regardless of your previous work experience, studies, or qualifications. 

Written work

As part of your application, you will need to submit a supporting statement

  • Tell us something that is not covered in your application which you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you. (Maximum 250 words)

If you are applying under the Oxford 1+1 MBA scheme you also need to submit the following essay:

  •  Explain why you see this as particularly beneficial for you and how it fits with your career and personal development aims. (Maximum 250 words)

Re-applicants will need to submit an additional essay as below:

  • What improvements have you made in your candidacy since you last applied to the Oxford MBA? (Maximum 250 words)

When reviewing your essays, the admissions committee will be looking for evidence of the following: good communication skills, leadership potential, analytical skills, fit with the Oxford MBA community, among other characteristics.

Online assessment

You will need to complete five questions via our online assessment platform.

To virtually meet you, get a sense of your personality and see how you think on your feet, you will need to complete an online assessment as part of your application:

  • Two motivation-based questions – all candidates will answer the same questions
  • Two competency-based questions – these will be randomised
  • Written response – this will be randomised and light-hearted to show us how you can think on your feet!

The motivation-based questions give you the opportunity to demonstrate your motivations for undertaking an MBA and why the Oxford MBA is the right programme for you.

The competency-based questions let you demonstrate the skills and qualities we look for, such as decision-making, problem-solving, influence, leadership and strong communication skills.

After submitting an application for either the Oxford MBA or Oxford 1+1 MBA you will see a link in your application status portal. This will enable you to register with Kira Talent, our online assessment platform, and complete your assessment. You can complete this any time before the application stage deadline in which you wish to apply.

References

We require two professional or academic references.

Using the online application form you will need to submit two references, preferably from professional referees. Once your referee details are input into the form, your referee will receive an automatic email from the School with details on how to complete the online reference form. Please note we can only accept references from a valid work/professional/institutional email address and not from Gmail/Hotmail accounts.

Website link: https://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/oxford-mba/application-requirements

  1. University of Edinburg MBA Admission Requirements

Before applying for the Full-time MBA programme, please consider our minimum entry requirements, which include academic qualifications, managerial work experience, and English language requirements.

Professional Experience Requirement

At least three years’ work experience in a managerial role.

Experience can be from any industry, including the public sector, charitable organisations or the arts.

Minimum Academic Requirement

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in any subject, or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Exemptions

If you do not meet the minimum academic requirement, you may still be considered if:

  • you have professional qualifications with substantial work experience, or
  • you do not hold a degree or professional qualifications but you have a very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility

If you do not meet the minimum academic requirement, we may require you to complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) which is an internationally-recognised assessment of analytical, numerical and verbal reasoning.

If we require you to take GMAT, we would require a score of 600 as a minimum to qualify for our MBA or Executive MBA. The GMAT is not a compulsory part of the application process, but if you have a score that you wish to report to us then this would be welcomed.

Overseas Students

In addition to academic and professional requirements, international students will have to adhere to immigration guidelines.

The minimum academic requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree in a related subject or an equivalent international qualification.

Some examples of equivalent qualifications:

  • Canada: mid B+; 3.3+ (4 point scale); 7.3/8+ (9 point scale)
  • China: 80-85%+; B+
  • Germany: 2.5+ (reverse 5 point scale); Sehr Gut/Gut
  • India: 1st Class degree (60%+)
  • Nigeria: 2:1
  • South Africa: 2:1/1st
  • USA: GPA 3.25+ (4 point scale)

If your home country is not listed above, consult the minimum grade point average (GPA) required by following the link below.

Important Points

  • The ranking of the university at which you studied is considered when we determine whether or not your degree is equivalent to a first or upper second-class honours degree in the UK.
  • If your degree is not of the required standard and you do not have highly relevant work or other experience, we will normally reject your application.
  • Meeting the degree requirement doesn’t ensure acceptance. A higher standard may be needed for your application to be competitive for admission or funding.
  • Other equivalent qualifications can be requested from the Admissions team.
  • A conditional offer can be made if you are waiting for a final degree result or a language test result.

Website admission website link: https://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/mba/full-time/entry-requirements

  1. London Business School MBA Admission Requirements

  Application criteria

Applicants should fulfil the following admissions requirements:

  • an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification
  • a minimum of two years’ work experience (students without prior work experience  should consider our Masters in Management programme).
  • the ability to work in multicultural teams and demonstrate an international outlook.

If you are made an offer at London Business School and you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need to apply for a Tier 4 student visa within 3 months before the start of the programme. For more information, please visit visa requirements.

  GMAT/GRE score

You must have a valid GMAT score before submitting an application. We also accept GRE scores. Please submit your official test taker copy of your score with your application.

Register to take the GMAT, or try the GMAT test.

Our GMAT code number for the Full-time MBA is Z11-J7-50.

Our GRE code is: 7832.

Please note, you may be asked by the Admissions Committee to retake the GMAT before receiving an offer.

Read the FAQ for more information on GMAT/GRE requirements.

  Proof of English language ability

If English is not your native language, or if you have not been studying fully in English or living in an English-speaking country for at least two years, please submit your IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge CPE, CAE or PTE Academic score. Other tests will not be accepted.

Our TOEFL institution code is 0898.

For more information, see our English language requirements for guidance on accepted scores.

  Application fee

The application fee is £200. This fee is paid by credit card with your form, your application will remain incomplete until we receive the correct fee.

  A copy of your university transcripts

A transcript of grades from each university you have attended (if you are made an offer). Transcripts also require a certified translation into English.

  Completed online application form

The application form is designed to be completed over several sessions. You can save your work as you go and submit the completed form whenever you are ready.

  Application essays

Essays are a vital part of your application and we recommend that you spend a significant amount of time in their preparation. The questions for our MBA programme are:

  1. What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words)
  2. Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School? (Optional) (500 words)

Your one-page CV is uploaded as part of the online application form. Please give reasons for significant gaps in employment history on a separate sheet.

Name and details of two referees

You need to ask two people to be your referees. They should be:

  • your current employer (if you don’t want to ask your employer to be a referee, a colleague is acceptable)
  • someone else who knows you well in a work context, for example a former employer or long-standing client.

After you input your referees’ details into the online application form we will send them an email with log-in details for our online reference system. London Business School reserves the right to contact your referees for further information in connection with your application.

Application website link: https://www.london.edu/masters-degrees/mba/apply#Application-process

  1. University of Liverpool MBA Admission Requirements

The ULMS continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria in order to select a balanced international student cohort. As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. In these cases we will aim to provide a 3-week notice period to the affected country, prior to any programme closure.

Professional Experience

MBA Candidates are normally expected to have a minimum of 3 years of substantive managerial experience in the private or public sector.

They will have managed budgets/people/projects.

Meet our MBA students.

Qualifications

Candidates will normally be expected to hold a 2:1 Honours degree (which may be in any discipline) from a UK university, or an equivalent professional qualification from a similar non-UK institution.

Non-graduates who possess extensive professional experience (more than 5 years) and/or a postgraduate qualification are encouraged to apply are encouraged to apply.

GMAT Score

A GMAT score is not a mandatory requirement; however, we do encourage candidates who have undertaken the examination to submit their scores for consideration alongside other criteria during the admissions process.

We look for a balanced score across all components of the GMAT and will only accept scores which are still valid (attained within the last 5 years) by the time of entry to the programme.
Our institution is listed as University of Liverpool, University of Liverpool Management School and the programme code for the full-time and part-time MBA is: ZCC-MW-92

International qualifications

Applications from international students are welcomed. Country specific information on entry requirements is listed on our website: www.liverpool.ac.uk/international/countries/index.htm. International qualifications will be evaluated in line with the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) guidelines.

English language qualifications

All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liverpool.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country.

If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes.  Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; http://www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-english-courses/.

If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.

GCSE Grade C
IELTS IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
International Baccalaureate Standard Level (Grade 5)
Hong Kong use of English AS level C
INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards
WAEC C6
Cambridge Proficiency C

Please also consider the information available on your relevant country page and on our English language entry requirements page.

Please be advised that TOEFL is no longer classified by UK Visas and Immigration as a Secure English Language Test (SELT). However, at the current time the university is continuing to accept TOEFL, at the required level, for entry on to Undergraduate and Postgraduate academic programmes.

Website application link: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/taught/the-liverpool-mba/entry-requirements/

  1. Oxford Brookes University Admission Requirements for MBA

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all regions of the world and from a wide range of sectors and job functions. Our students come from technical or engineering backgrounds; they’re experienced project managers, local government or healthcare professionals, doctors and accountants working in the energy, IT, education and charity sectors. And it’s this diversity which enhances your MBA journey and provides you with an experienced MBA network to work with and learn from.

You will need:

  • a minimum of three years’ relevant managerial or professional experience
  • a good degree (or GPA equivalent) or relevant postgraduate/post-experience qualification from a recognised institution, or a professional qualification from an approved and recognised body which is equivalent to a degree
  • two written references (normally one academic).

Alternatively, if you have considerable management experience you can apply for the MBA programme without a degree. We usually require seven years’ relevant managerial or professional experience.

If you don’t have enough work experience for the MBA programme please consider our MSc Business Management which starts in January and September.

English language requirements

If your first or main language is not English, you must show the university that your level of English is good enough to study at MBA level.

In addition to the standard entry qualifications, you must have a British Council IELTS qualification (or equivalent); normally 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing. We can advise you on other acceptable alternatives.

If you need to improve your English language skills to meet the entry requirements of the MBA, you can join our pre-sessional courses including a Summer Programme at the university’s International Centre. Please ask us for advice.

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

We welcome applications from candidates with a GMAT score. We do not routinely ask for GMAT scores, but we reserve the right to ask candidates to support their application with a GMAT.

Website application link: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/business/mba/admissions/

  1. University of Cambridge MBA Admission Requirements

Undergraduate degree

You must have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent standard from an overseas institution

Work experience

You must have a minimum of three years’ work experience by the start of the intake you are applying for. The current class average is six years of work experience.

A GMAT/GRE score

You have to take either the GMAT or GRE to apply to Cambridge. We do not request a specific score range, but our average GMAT score this year is c.691 (mid-80% range is 640-730). Our GMAT institution code is WF1-T3-68.

Your GMAT/GRE score must be valid at the point of application (scores are valid for five years).

A reference

You’ll need one reference from a supervisor. We cannot accept an academic reference, or a reference from a relative. Decide who you would like them to be and ask them now. Applications are often held up because of references failing to be submitted. An automated reference request will be sent to your referee once you have entered their contact details into our online application system.

The ability to finance your MBA

You need to think carefully now about how you plan to fund your MBA – do not wait until later. See our funding pages for more information.

A visa

If you are a non-EU national, you will have to apply for a student visa in order to study in the UK. You should refer to the UK Visas & Immigration website for the latest information regarding student visas to ascertain if you require a visa and the criteria that you will have to fulfil. For more information, visit the Admissions Process section of our FAQs page.

A completed application form

All applications must be submitted via our online application system. Candidates should submit their application by 23:59 GMT on the day of their chosen deadline.

Essay questions on the form

The following are the main essay questions on the Cambridge MBA application:

  1. Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must address the following questions:
    • What are your short and long term career objectives and what skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you achieve them?
    • What actions will you take before and during the MBA to contribute to your career outcome?
    • If you are unsure of your post-MBA career path, how will the MBA equip you for the future?
  2. What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (200 words)
  3. Describe a situation where you had to work jointly with others to achieve a common goal. What did you learn from the experience? (up to 200 words)

English language skills

You are required to show English language proficiency to apply for the Cambridge MBA. To demonstrate this, English must be your native language, or you must have a TOEFL score of at least 110, or an IELTS score of at least 7.5. Your score must be valid at the start of the programme. Further details can be found in our English Language Policy.

Download our English Language Policy

After you have applied – next steps

Application fee

An online payment of £150 will be charged for the submission of your completed application.

Website application link: https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/mba/apply/

  1. Leeds University Business School MBA Admission Requirements

Our admissions process identifies and selects the most talented managers from a wide range of business and cultural backgrounds. You should be able to demonstrate leadership, maturity and motivation, be able to contribute to the MBA programme and achieve your career goals.

If you have previously studied at postgraduate level in the UK on a student visa then you need to provide evidence, in question 3 on the application form, of how an MBA will support your career development. You can find more information on visas here.

Work experience

At least three years’ postgraduate work experience is required before you apply. This should include appropriate management experience and show some career progression.

If you don’t have the required amount of work experience, you might like to consider our MSc Management.

Academic

A good Bachelor degree, or an acceptable professional qualification.

If your qualification is below a 2:1 (hons) or overseas equivalent, or you don’t have a formal or professional qualification, you may be asked to complete a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 600 (GMAT scores should be valid for the year of entry). In this case you should hold at least five years’ experience, which must include evidence of significant progression and management responsibility. These applications are considered at the discretion of the Programme Director.

English language

If English is not your first language please read the English language requirements.

Website application link: https://business.leeds.ac.uk/full-time-mba-apply/doc/entry-requirements-3

  1. Imperial College Business School MBA Admission Requirements

You’ll need a minimum of three years’ continuous relevant full-time work experience after graduation. The programme is highly interactive and you’ll be encouraged to contribute your own experiences and insights in lectures.

You’ll need one of the following:

  • A good undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent OR
  • An acceptable professional qualification:
    • Full membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in the UK or Ireland (ICAEW, ICAS or Chartered Accountants Ireland)
    • Full membership of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA)
    • Associateship or Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
    • Full membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

We welcome candidates with non-traditional qualifications and backgrounds; if you do not meet the requirements listed above please contact us to discuss your eligibility.

An MBA is an interactive, participatory learning experience, and at Imperial especially so. Therefore, you must meet our English language entry requirements in order to be able to contribute to the class.

If you have a degree taught in English within the following countries, you meet the English requirement automatically: Australia, Canada, Guyana, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, West Indies. This applies only to degrees that were studied entirely and awarded in the relevant country.

If you haven’t got a degree from one of the countries listed above, you will need to show evidence of your English language ability. Most applicants meet the requirement in one of the following ways:

  • IELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with minimum scores of 6.5 in all elements
  • TOEFL iBT: A minimum score of 100 overall with minimum scores of 22 in all elements

Note:

  • IELTS scores are only valid if they are less than two years old on the programme start date.
  • Imperial College London considers TOEFL scores to be valid for 2 years. Scores must be valid at the beginning of your studies at Imperial if your application is successful. You must meet the entry requirement in one test from your scaled scores (‘My Best Scores’ reported by TOEFL will not be considered). For more information regarding TOEFL please visit the ETS website. Please note if you would like ETS to send your TOEFL scores directly to the College, our TOEFL Institution Code is 0891.
  • You may submit your online application prior to meeting the English language requirement.

A full list of acceptable English language qualifications and our required scores can be found on our detailed English language requirement page.

Website link: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/programmes/weekend-mba/admissions/entry-requirements/#academic-requirement

  1. University of London MBA Admission Requirements

MSc, PGDip, PGCert and Individual Modules

For direct access (Entry Route 1), you will need the following:

  • A second-class honours bachelor degree or equivalent from an acceptable institution.
  • Three years’ work experience in a managerial role (within the past five years).

We accept qualifications from around the world. If you have an appropriate professional award rather than a degree, we will consider this on an individual basis.

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I meet one of these criteria. Can I still apply?

If you meet only one of these requirements, you can apply to join the programme via Entry Route 2.

For your application to be considered, you must have one of the following:

  • A second-class honours bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent from an acceptable institution; or
  • Three years’ work experience in a managerial role (within the past five years).

Your application will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Under this route, you are strongly advised to complete our MBA Preparation Course (about 125 hours of study), and then take only one module (preferably core) in your first study session and one module in your second session. This will help you develop the necessary skills to complete the programme successfully.

Register for the Preparation Course

Can I transfer credits from other awards?

If you already hold qualifications with similar learning outcomes to Global MBA modules, you can apply for your prior learning to be recognised and accredited. If this is successful, you will not need to study those modules to complete your award. This process is called ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’.

Please note if you wish you be considered for discretionary recognition of prior learning for the April 2020 session then you must formally apply and submit your request by 2 February 2020.

More about Recognition of Prior Learning and exemptions

References and Evidence

You will need to submit at least one reference and some documentary evidence as part of your application. This will differ depending on your Entry Route and which criteria you meet. Your documents can be uploaded with your online application or you can email them at a later date.

More about references

English Language requirements

You need a high standard of English to study this programme. You will meet our language requirements if you have achieved one of the following within the past three years:

  • IELTS: at least 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in the written test.
  • TOEFL iBT: at least 92 overall, with 22+ in reading and writing and 20+ in speaking and listening.
  • Pearson Test (Academic): at least 59 overall, with 59+ in reading and writing and 54+ in speaking and listening.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade C or above).

Alternatively, you may satisfy the language requirements if you have at least 18 months of education or work experience conducted in English.

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly.

Website admission link; https://london.ac.uk/courses/global-mba#entry-requirements-942

  1. University of Kentucky MBA Admission Requirements
  • Start/Submit the Graduate School Application and application fee directly to the Graduate School. For Veterans, please contact the Graduate School to request an application fee waiver before applying.
  • GMAT or GRE Score sent to the University of Kentucky (School code = 1837). Admission decisions may be based, in part, on unofficial scores, but official scores are required prior to full admitted status. To register,  Click Here for the GRE or Click Here for the GMAT exam. The GRE or GMAT exam may be waived by the MBA Admission Committee if the applicant meets certain criteria outlined in the GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy. All waivers must be approved by the Graduate School at the University of Kentucky.
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions. Applicants should possess a four-year undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0. Official transcripts, hard copies, need to be mailed to the University of Kentucky Graduate School, 202 Gillis Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0033 (School code = 1837). For more information on sending/mailing transcripts, please refer to Graduate School’s Transcripts on their site.
  • One Letter of Recommendation from an individual (e.g., professors, current or former supervisors, etc.) who can objectively assess the quality of your character, capabilities and accomplishments as well as your overall potential as an MBA student and future business leader.
  • Professional Resume/CV highlighting professional experience, educational history, and accomplishments. Cover letters are not required.
  • Personal Statement on the topic of “Servant Leadership” answering the following prompt:
    The success of most economic, organizational and political systems depend, in part, on the effective leadership within these groups. There are several different leadership modes or styles, including servant leadership. Some would argue that servant leadership is a way of life which focuses on service to others while adhering to appropriate ethical and moral behavior. Do you believe that this type of leadership can improve the overall effectiveness and well-being of an organization? In your leadership experience, have you practiced components of servant leadership?
  • Preparatory Courses or “Prerequisites” are required for candidates that haven’t completed coursework in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Accounting and/or Managerial Accounting in their undergraduate studies. The MBA preparatory courses are not an admissions requirement; however, they must be satisfied before the start of the program. Candidates can still apply (and be considered for conditional acceptance) before completing all of the required preparatory courses.
  • Scholarships/Funding Options: Scholarships are only available for the One Year MBA and applicable dual degree programs. All applications received by the designated deadlines are automatically considered for general scholarship awards. Candidates who apply after the scholarship deadlines will be considered, as funds are available. All scholarships will be based on information collected through the admissions application. No separate scholarship application is required. For additional funding options, please visit the University of Kentucky’s Graduate School’s Funding Opportunities, Assistantships, Fellowships and Financial Aid.
  • Employee Education Program (EEP): University of Kentucky employees may take advantage of tuition benefits through the Employee Education Program (EEP) by receiving a tuition waiver for UK coursework, including the UK MBA, in order to further their career development, pursue other academic interests or build coursework for a career change or advancement.

Website link: http://gatton.uky.edu/programs/mba/admissions

  1. CASS Business School MBA Admission Requirements
  • A minimum of three years’ full-time professional experience, gained after graduation
  • A good university degree (upper second class honours degree (2:1) or above) or appropriate professional qualification.  Alternatively, at least six years’ relevant business experience if you do not have a degree
  • Experience of working in multicultural teams and an international outlook

A completed online application form

A completed online application form

The application form is completed online as designed to allow you to complete it over several sessions allowing to submit when you are ready.

Application essays

Application essays

Personal statement and supporting questions. Please note we have specific questions which are available in the online application.

CV

CV

Your one or two page CV is uploaded as part of the online application form. Please provide reasons for significant gaps in employment history within the application. Please see our recommended CV

GMAT/GRE

GMAT/GRE

All applicants to the Full-time MBA are required to take either GMAT or GRE. You should aim for a well-balanced minimum GMAT score of 600 or for an equivalent minimum score in GRE.

You can submit an application before you take the test as long as you provide your confirmed test date on your application form.  You will need to send us the test booking confirmation together with your application.

To send your GMAT score report to Cass please use 2C2 – R0 – 50 or GRE score report use code 9646

References

References

Two supporting references. These can either be from your current employer, a previous employer or a client.

Although your referees will receive an electronic request, it is our experience that referees respond more quickly if the candidate also sends the link to the online reference form directly to them.

Proof of your English language ability

Proof of your English language ability

If English is not your first language you will need to submit a well- balanced IELTS score of 7.0.  For alternative tests please see here.

In some cases the English requirement can be waived, please contact our Admissions team for more information.

Copy of your university documents

Copy of your university documents

Your degree certificate and transcript for each degree you have studied.  We require certified translated copies of each document if they are not in in English.

Application fee

Application fee

An application processing fee of £100. The fee is waived for City, University of London or Cass Business School alumni.

You can pay your application fee online and we accept the following cards: MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Switch, Visa, Visa Delta and Visa Electron.

Pay the application fee online

Website application link: https://www.cass.city.ac.uk/study/mba/full-time/application

University of Glasgow MBA Admission Requirements

  •  2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject and a minimum of 3 years managerial work experience.
  • A personal statement and a detailed CV describing your work experience with specific emphasis on the managerial roles and responsibilities. (Managerial work experience should include and highlight responsibility for planning business aims/objectives and prioritising workload to deliver these. Communicating these to the team you are managing and relevant colleagues. Please note it is a requirement to have at least a team of 3 reporting to you).

If your application successfully passes through the first stage of the admissions process, you will be invited you to take part in an interview by Skype (if you are abroad) or face-to-face (if you are in the UK). The interview is relatively informal, lasts between 30 and 45 minutes and seeks to evaluate your suitability for the Glasgow MBA, as well as discuss your application and expectations. The interview will enable the MBA team to get to know you and provide you with an opportunity to understand how the Glasgow MBA works. The interview may include interaction with other candidates and you may be asked to prepare a brief presentation on a particular topic. Focus will be on the following competencies: motivation, commercial and business awareness, team working, project management, creativity, resilience and flexibility, business ethics and communication.

Although the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a standard requirement of our admissions process, strong verbal reasoning and numerical abilities are critical for the MBA and we may ask you to undertake such a test.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5
  • two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Website link for application procedure and details: https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/businessadministration/#englishlanguage%0Arequirements,englishlanguage%0Arequirements

  1. Nottingham University MBA Admission Requirements

How to Apply

Entry onto the MBA programme is dependent not only on your qualifications and experience but also your drive and enthusiasm.

We consider applications from graduates with good approved university honours degrees as well as those with significant professional experience or qualifications that have the potential to enhance the diversity of the MBA class.

References

Two references should be included with your application. We prefer referees who have direct experience of your management abilities (for example, employer or business contact) or your career or performance (for example, your company training or personnel officer).

Professional experience

Admission to our full-time MBA requires at least three to five years of post-graduation full-time work experience that includes some management experience.

For entry to our Executive MBA or Executive MBA Healthcare, we usually expect you to have at least five years of post-graduation full-time work experience.

The application process will include an interview.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English and you do not have a degree from a UK institution, we require evidence of your competence in English. We will normally require one of the following combinations of test results for an immediate entry to the MBA Programme.

You will be expected to fulfil certain English language and other academic requirements:

  • IELTS 7.0 (6.0 in each element) OR
  • academic Pearson test of English 68 (minimum 55)

Website link: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/programmes/mba/apply.aspx

  1. London School of Economics and Political Science MBA Admission Requirements

Each level of graduate study (diploma, master’s, MPhil/PhD) has particular minimum entry requirements. These consist of:

  • your degree(s)
  • your proficiency in the English language.

Please consult individual programme entries as well as reading the information below.

Your application will be considered on its academic merit. Please note that competition for places at LSE is intense, and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered admission. It is therefore in your interests to apply as early as possible

Any offer of a place may be conditional on attending additional courses and/or passing qualifying examinations at a suitable standard, in addition to your degree.

If your first degree is from outside the UK:

For degree programmes outside the UK you will need to obtain at least 70 per cent of the available marks in your final year examinations. If your institution uses the cumulative grade point average (GPA) system you should normally have a GPA of at least 3.5 (out of 4) or above. For detailed information about the equivalence of non-UK qualifications, please see Information for international students.

Most graduate programmes assume that you have prior knowledge to degree level in particular disciplines. Competition varies between programmes and the level of grades/marks required will vary. Popular programmes will often look for a first class honours degree or its equivalent.

The minimum entrance requirements for each type of programme are normally as follows:

Master’s degree

A first or upper second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent in a subject appropriate to the programme to be followed.

Website link: http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Graduate/Prospective-students/Entry-requirements

  1. Middlesex University MBA Admission Requirements

UK&EU

  Qualifications

  • We normally require a second class honours degree as well as two or more years of relevant business experience
  • We encourage applications from students with graduate-level professional qualifications

If you do not possess either an honours degree or professional qualifications, you are welcome to apply but we normally require a GMAT score of at least 550 points.

Candidates not meeting any of these requirements may, in exceptional cases, be considered for admission where there is strong supporting education or experience. All such cases will be at the discretion of the MBA Programme Leader.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

International admission

  Qualifications

  • We normally require a second class honours degree as well as two or more years of relevant business experience
  • We encourage applications from students with graduate-level professional qualifications

If you do not possess either an honours degree or professional qualifications, you are welcome to apply but we normally require a GMAT score of at least 550 points.

Candidates not meeting any of these requirements may, in exceptional cases, be considered for admission where there is strong supporting education or experience. All such cases will be at the discretion of the MBA Programme Leader.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Visas and immigration

You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our visas and immigration page for further information.

English language requirements for international students

You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.

If you don’t meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive pre-sessional English course.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.

  1. University of Birmingham MBA Admission Requirements

MBA International Business (12 months, Full-time)

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification
  • Five years of work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility. Three years exceptional work experience meeting this criteria will also be considered
  • IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any band); TOEFL IBT 95 (with no less than 22 in any band); Pearson Academic Test of English 67 (in all four skills)

MBA Global Banking and Finance (12 months, Full-time)

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification
  • A minimum of three years of professional finance-related work experience
  • IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any band); TOEFL IBT 95 (with no less than 22 in any band); Pearson Academic Test of English 67 (in all four skills)

MBA Executive (UK)

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification
  • Five years work experience
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band); TOEFL IBT 88 (21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 59 (in all four skills)

MBA Executive (Singapore)

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification
  • Five years work experience
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band); TOEFL IBT 88 (21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 59 (in all four skills)

MBA (21-month route, Full-time)

  • A good Honours degree, demonstrated numeracy, and adequate preparation in Economics and Accounting
  • A minimum of three years full-time work experience
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any band); TOEFL IBT 88 (21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 59 (in all four skills)

MBA (24-month route, Full-time)

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent),or equivalent professional qualification
  • A minimum of three years’ full-time work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility
  • 6.0 IELTS with no less than 5.5 in any band; TOEFL 80 IBT overall with no less than 19 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing; Pearson 51 in all four main skills.

Website link: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/mba/apply/index.aspx

  1. Warwick Business School MBA Admission Requirements

About you

You must be intellectually outstanding and display strong interpersonal and communication skills, motivation, creativity, maturity, drive, and leadership qualities. You must also have proven academic ability, the ability to work effectively in a team, the desire to learn, and the potential to succeed.

Experience

You must have at least three years’ postgraduate professional business experience.

Academic record

You must have an upper second class honours at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. We also welcome applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve.

GMAT, GRE and the Warwick Test

Generally you will need a well-balanced GMAT score or a valid GRE score. Our current GMAT average is 660. The Warwick Test may be available as an alternative for certain candidates dependent upon circumstances.

Website link: https://www.wbs.ac.uk/courses/mba/full-time/apply/