Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the prerequisites for admissions?

1. Recognised bachelor degree

2. Recognised associate degree

3. Recognised higher diploma

4. Or at least 5 years of full-time work experience

I already have an MBA. Can I apply to the MBA program?

Yes. We do not exclude candidates who have an MBA or any other graduate degree. You should, however, fully explain your reasons for pursuing a second MBA in your application.

Is an applicant at a disadvantage without previous course work in business?

No. Many students have not had business courses prior to entering the program. Generally, 40% of our class consists of people with liberal arts backgrounds. Pre-term offers incoming students an opportunity to “brush up” on their quantitative skills before classes begin. Candidates are also encouraged to complete introductory courses in calculus and statistics prior to entrance, since much of the course work requires quantitative skill.

I need financial assistance. Do you offer Entrance Scholarships?

No, we do not offer Entrance Scholarships. In general, most MBA students do not receive financial support.

I earned an Undergraduate Degree that only took three years. Am I eligible to apply to the MBA program?

Several universities around the world offer three years undergraduate programs. If you have received a Bachelor’s degree upon completion of such a program, you are eligible to apply to the MBA program.

Can I apply to the MBA program if I am currently completing my undergraduate degree?

Yes. We will consider your application immediately after you complete your undergraduate degree as long as you meet the admission requirement.

What if I have been out of school for many years and cannot find an academic reference? Can I provide two professional references instead?

While we will accept two professional references if applicants are unable to obtain an academic reference, it is preferred that applicants submit one professional reference and one academic reference.

What undergraduate degree subject should I have?

There is no particular preference. All subjects are considered relevant, from business, pure sciences, social sciences and engineering to law, arts and languages.

How much work experience is required to qualify for admissions?

The normal cut-off is two years of postgraduate full-time work experience. On average, our students have six to seven years of work experience. No industry is favoured over another. Experience in both the private and public sectors is considered relevant.

How much work experience do most accepted students have? Is there a particular type of work experience would be beneficial?

The average student has worked for five or six years between graduating from college and entering the MBA program. The program does accept early career candidates with limited or no experience who exhibit strong managerial and professional potential. The admissions committee looks for individuals who exhibit professional maturity. In other words, we evaluate work experience not in terms of years, but the depth and breadth of an individual’s position, his or her contributions to the work environment, and level of responsibility and progression.

We look for diversity in the professional backgrounds of its admitted students just as it does in all other parts of our applicants’ profiles. No one industry is favored over another, and experience in a Fortune 500 company does not have higher value than experience in a small business or public institution.

I have less than your average four years of work experience. Is this a disadvantage in the admissions process?

Each year, we welcome several early career candidates(individuals with 0 to 3 years of professional work experience) into our program. We are more interested in the skills you have acquired to date, including leadership and management opportunities, than the number of years you have been in the work force. We consider both the skills you have demonstrated to date and your future potential.

Do you count military service as work experience?

Yes, we believe that military experience is very valuable. We strongly encourage former military personnel to join our programme, as they have proven leadership and interpersonal and team-building skills.

Does time spent in the peace corps, on a latter day saints’ mission, or other voluntary assignment or internship count as work experience?

Certainly. As with all work experiences, we are interested in the skills acquired on the job and level of progression(measured by scope of responsibilities, job title, salary).

Does graduate education count as work experience?

While we recognize the value of graduate academic work, we do not count academic work as professional work experience.