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.

Under this route (Entry Route 2), you complete our MBA Preparation Course (about 125 hours of study), complete your registration, and then take two set core modules before progressing 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 range from an IELTS test score to evidence that you have undertaken substantial education or work experience in English.

Can I transfer credits from other awards?

If you have an academic or professional qualification which is comparable in level, content and standard (from an awarding body such as the CMI or the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, for example), this may be recognised and accredited as prior learning.

Where this is the case, you may be exempt from related modules of the Global MBA.

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

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