Part time Global MBA entry requirements
Intellectual ability / achievement
- Current class work experience (range): 6-10 years. Average age: 34 years
- 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
Success in the part-time Global MBA programme and your future career also depends on other work related skills and competencies e.g. analytical skills, numeracy, negotiation, presentation, problem-solving, reasoning, creativity, ability to generate ideas etc. Good knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint are also essential. We look for evidence that you have, or can develop these competencies.
Although not an essential requirement, international exposure can add a competitive edge to your application. Our MBA has a strong international focus and we are looking for people with an international outlook. We look favourably on candidates who have experience of living and working in other countries, working in international teams, or working in international environments. International exposure is also valued by post-MBA employers.
Entrepreneurial experience and creativity (within your own business or corporate environment) are highly valued in candidates. Candidates with the ability to innovate are often strong contributors during the MBA programme and alumni involved in entrepreneurship can contribute significantly to society and communities. We look to admit candidates with the ability to perceive opportunities and contribute ideas to the MBA class, thereby enhancing the stimulating learning environment of the MBA.
Team working skills are essential for success on the MBA. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the qualities of a team player and are innovative and effective contributors with the ability to work constructively and collaboratively in international teams. We expect you to be able to communicate opinions and ideas clearly and honestly with respect for others and be motivated to work in the best interests of your MBA teams and project clients.
Communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills are also essential for success on the MBA programme and in senior level business careers. We therefore place a strong emphasis on these key requirements in selecting the right candidates. We expect you to be highly articulate, with strong communication skills in English (see English requirements below) with the ability to share your experience and express your ideas in the classroom and student groups, and in written reports and presentations.
We look for candidates who are mature, motivated, energetic, ambitious and enthusiastic, with strong personal values, social awareness, sense of community and integrity.
In addition to intellectual ability, experience, team working and communication skills, key requirements are; leadership characteristics, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, self-management, openness to change and personal growth. We are looking for people who are open to share and learn from the experience and ideas of others and are able to accept and value constructive feedback from MBA colleagues, project supervisors and company representatives.
English Language 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.