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Master of Business Administration MBA: Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

We advise that candidates apply for the Kingston MBA as soon as possible – it can take longer than you think to get organised to start your MBA. We accept admissions throughout the year, so you can join the next available group of students when you are ready.

The Kingston MBA is a generalist course that is offered as a full-time and a part-time (executive) programme. Our specific MBA admissions criteria reflect the fact that students on the programmes often have different academic and business backgrounds.

Specific MBA admissions criteria

Committing to an MBA is a huge, life-changing decision. We want your experience on the Kingston MBA to be challenging, enjoyable and rewarding, so making sure we select both the right students and the right mix of students is extremely important. We use a set of admissions criteria to determine if a student is ready to take on an MBA. The criteria help us to make sure that you can successfully complete the MBA, and that each cohort of students will work together successfully as a team.

  Area  Requirement
 You need to provide:
 Academic
 
First degree or recognised equivalent from a professional body.
Certified copy of your degree, transcripts, or letter of award.
We also consider applications from individuals with considerable management experience but no first degree. Evidence of alternative professional development and achievement.

Subject to individual assessment, a GMAT result (we would usually look for a score of 620 or above).
Work experience
Minimum of three years' relevant work experience for the full-time programme or five years' managerial experience for the executive programme.
Two letters of reference from employers or from an employer and an academic source.
English proficiency Very proficient written and spoken English. Applicants whose first language is not English are expected to meet our requirements for English language proficiency (see below for details).
Motivation The MBA is a big commitment. We need to know you have thought about the opportunity and the consequences of studying. Personal statement (750 words maximum) within application form.

Interview to discuss the suitability of the MBA for you.

Admissions process

After receiving a candidate's application form, the first stage in our admissions process is to confirm that the candidate meets the criteria listed in the table above. So it is crucial for you to send us all the evidence and documents we require.

When we have determined that a candidate meets our criteria, we normally arrange an interview with them. This is either in a face-to-face meeting or by telephone. You can meet us for interview at Kingston Business School or at the MBA, British Council and postgraduate study fairs we attend.

If we are concerned about a candidate's ability to complete the course successfully, we may ask them to complete a numerical test or ask for a GMAT score. We usually look for a score of 600 or above.

We will be in contact with you throughout the admissions process, after your initial application, so you know what the next step is on the route to your MBA.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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