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Eligibility and admission requirements


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Global MBA: 2024 intake

We are currently accepting applications for October 2024. 
Application deadline: October 1, 2024

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply:

  • A minimum 2.1 honours degree* from a UK university or equivalent international academic qualification from a comparable international institution.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience, assessed by submitting a detailed CV at the time of application.

*For candidates with extensive relevant professional experience, we may accept a lower second-class degree or equivalent where judged to be appropriate. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Entry Requirements

  • UK applicants and nationals from countries on the UK government's list must have the equivalent of a GCSE Grade 5/C in English
  • All other non-UK nationals must have:
    • a minimum score in one of the tests in the table below; or
    • a degree from a UK university of the equivalent from one of the countries on the UK government's list.
English language test Minimum score requirements Validity
IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill Taken in the last two years
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 60 in each skill Taken in the last two years
LanguageCert International ESOL SELT Communicator High Pass with at least 33/50 in each skill Taken in the last two years

Submit your application online.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. The sooner you apply, the better your chances of being selected for an upcoming intake.

Note: You do not need to indicate your choice of specialisation at the application stage. You may choose your specialisation up to a month after the programme commences. Our academic and corporate relations staff are available to help you make an informed decision.

You must obtain a minimum score in one of the following tests:
Aptitude test Minimum expected score Validity
GMAT 650 Taken in the last five years
GRE 320 Taken in the last five years
CAT (Common Admission Test – offered in India) 80th percentile Taken in the last two years
SPJAT (SP Jain Aptitude Test) (no registration fee) 50% Taken in the last two years
  • You may apply even if you have not taken the aptitude test or your scores are pending. However, you will be shortlisted for further evaluation only after you have submitted a final test score. We will consider the best score from the tests detailed above.
  • You may still be considered for further evaluation and interview if you do not meet our aptitude test score requirement. This is subject to the decision of the Registrar.

Applicant shortlists are based on the following criteria:

  • Personal statement which outlines how the course supports your career aspirations
  • Past academic performance and other achievements
  • Past work experience
  • English language proficiency score (for international applicants only)
  • Aptitude test score

If shortlisted, you will be asked to complete the final steps of the application process:

  • Undertake an online case study
  • Attend an interview with a member of our academic staff in London or at the campuses of our exchange partner, SP Jain Global. You may also complete the interview online. You will be assessed on your communication skills, analytical skills, aptitude and subject knowledge.

Our Admissions Office will notify you of the outcome of your application within 14 days of your interview.


Not sure if you meet our entry requirements?

We're committed to making your application process a seamless experience. If you're unsure whether you meet our entry requirements or have any questions about the admissions process, please get in touch. A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. We're here to provide you with the guidance and support you need.


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