Entry Requirements

What do you need to get started?

For direct access to the Global MBA, you will need the following:

  • Academic requirements: a First- or Second-Class bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent professional award).
  • Work experience: three years’ relevant work experience in a managerial or professional role (attained within the last five years).

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 a second route (Entry Route 2).

You will be asked to complete our MBA Preparation Course (about 125 hours in total) and take two set core modules before continuing to the main programme.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you’ll be required to show evidence of your English language skills. This can include test scores or evidence that you have undertaken substantial education or work experience in English.

For full details on all of the above, please see: Global MBA requirements.

Can I transfer credits from other awards?

If you have a professional qualification (from an awarding body such as ACCA or CIMA, for example), we may be able to accredit this against comparable modules of the Global MBA. Some qualifications are worth as many as five modules.

This allows you to study fewer modules and complete the degree sooner.

For more details, please see: Recognition of Prior Learning, Global MBA.

“Our innovative curriculums have secured our reputation as a world leader in responding to the changing needs of students and employers alike.”


Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS,
Vice-Chancellor, University of London.