Distance learning MBA (London)

About you

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:

  • Strategic Thinking: Thinks broadly and strategically, demonstrating sound commercial acumen
  • Problem Solving & Creativity: Open to new ideas, experiences and learning opportunities. You will show clear analytical thinking, getting to the heart of complex problems and identifying innovative and creative solutions
  • Drive for Results: Strong focus on delivering a high quality service or product. Seeks opportunities for self-development and career advancement. Manages pressure effectively and copes well with setbacks
  • Personal Impact: Communicates and networks effectively and successfully persuades and influences others. Relates to others in a confident and relaxed manner.
  • Leadership: Initiates action, gives direction and takes responsibility. Supports others and shows respect and positive regard and puts people first.
Experience

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.  

Academic record

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.

Application deadline

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.

June 2019 intake

Scholarship deadline: Sunday 3 February 2019
Final deadline: Saturday 4 May 2019

Visas

If you require a visa to study in the UK, information can be found on the immigration section of the university’s website.

The selection process

If you want to understand whether you will meet our entry requirements then you can submit your CV to warwickmba@wbs.ac.uk 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 and we need to see the original or a certified/attested hard copy. If you are unable to send the original/certified copies at the same time of submitting your application then scanned and emailed copies can be accepted temporarily. When sending originals or certified/attested copies we recommend using a tracking service.

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.

  • IELTS: 7.0 - all four language components have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5
  • PTE: 70 - with 51+ in every section
  • CAE: Grade B – overall score 190 with 2 x 170 and 2 x 190
  • CPE: Grade B – overall score 190 with 2 x 170 and 2 x 190
  • TOEFL: 100 – minimum component scores: Listening 21, Reading 22, Writing 21, Speaking 23

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.

Explore whether the MBA is right for you

  • Email: warwickmba@wbs.ac.uk

  • Phone: +44 (0)24 7652 4100

  • We hold regular open events at WBS which are a great opportunity to meet staff and participants and experience a taster lecture.

  • Book a one to one drop-in session with a Business Development Manager to review your CV and talk through the MBA in more detail at the University campus or The Shard. Book in via the WBS events page or alternatively, contact us to arrange a different time convenient to you.

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