At WBS we are looking for true leaders who embrace challenges, demonstrate creative thinking and inspire change in others and themselves. You should know your strengths and weaknesses, and be capable of, or have the potential to enthuse and encourage others. You will be inquisitive, thoughtful and decisive.
The core competencies we are seeking are:
You must have at least four years’ managerial work experience. We are seeking evidence of consistent progression including increased people management, budgetary and/or project management responsibilities.
You must have an upper second class honours at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. However, we also welcome applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve.
Our year-round application process means that as soon as you complete your application it will be processed and considered, so there is no reason to delay. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship an early application is advisable.
January 2022 intake
Round 1: Monday 2 August 2021
Round 2: Monday 27 September 2021
Final deadline: Monday 15 November 2021
May 2022 intake
Round 1: Monday 17 January 2022
Round 2: Monday 28 February 2022
Final deadline: Tuesday 19 April 2022
To ensure our programme content is up to date and relevant to the workplace, we have made changes to the Distance Learning MBA May 2022 programme.
If you require a visa to study in the UK, information can be found on the immigration section of the university’s website.
If you want to understand whether you will meet our entry requirements then you can submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org for a pre-check. We will provide feedback within 48 hours. Applications are handled via our online application system. You will need to fill out the application form and provide evidence of the prerequisite requirements that are relevant to you:
Transcripts: You will need to provide transcripts of your degree. These should be translated into English. At the time of submitting your application we will accept scanned and emailed copies. You will need to have your original/certified copies available upon starting your course as we may request to see them.
English Language: All of our programmes are delivered in English so, if English is not your first language, you have not graduated from an English speaking university or worked in an English speaking environment for at least two years you must demonstrate a minimum overall standard in the following recognised tests of English. The certificate will be required as evidence.
|Test||Minimum Overall Score|
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 - all four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5|
|PTE Academic||70 - with 51+ in every section|
Grade B - 190 overall; 2 x 170, 2 x 190
Grade B - 190 overall; 2 x 170, 2 x 190
|TOEFL||100 – minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23|
LanguageCert International ESOL SELT C1
|Pass overall, minimum score of 33/50 in each component|
In order to verify the Duolingo results online, applicants need to nominate the University of Warwick as an institution who can receive their results. The following Duolingo score is required:
Band B - Pass overall with a minimum score of 125
Trinity ISE III
|Merit, Merit, Pass, Pass in four components|
Trinity ISE IV
|Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass in four components|
For full details of the all English Language tests and requirements please visit: https://warwick.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/english/englishlanguagealternative/
References: We require two professional references including one from your line manager but if you have left education within the last five years, you can provide one academic and one professional reference. Referees should be able to comment on your academic or business acumen and one reference should ideally be from a current line manager. We do not accept references from family members or friends.
Your file will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and you will be invited to a video interview. The interview is used to inform the selection Committee but it also enables us to understand what you want to achieve and to make sure we can offer what you are looking for. If you have been successful you will receive an offer letter and be required to complete the offer response form within the deadline stated on your letter.
You will then receive instructions on how to register and enrol and when to expect your course materials. Registration and enrolment usually takes place 6 weeks before the start of the programme.