Full-time MBA

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About you

You must be intellectually outstanding and display strong interpersonal and communication skills, motivation, creativity, maturity, drive, and leadership qualities. You must also have proven academic ability, the ability to work effectively in a team, the desire to learn, and the potential to succeed. 


You must have at least three years’ postgraduate professional business experience.

Academic record

You must have an upper second class honours at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. We also welcome applications from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but are exceptional, with a proven ability to achieve.

GMAT, GRE and the Warwick Test

Generally you will need a well-balanced GMAT score or a valid GRE score. Our current GMAT average is 660. The Warwick Test may be available as an alternative for certain candidates dependent upon circumstances.

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. There is a non-refundable application fee of £80. We advise our international candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure sufficient time to process visa applications, the final deadline for international applicants will be 31 May 2020. 

Phase   Application deadline Shortlisting decision communicated Interview period Application and Scholarship decision date
Round 1 27 Oct 6 Nov 11 Nov - 6 Dec 13 Dec
Round 2 26 Jan 5 Feb 10 Feb - 20 Mar 27 Mar
Round 3 31 May 10 Jun 15 Jun -  10 Jul 15 Jul
Round 4 31 Jul 7 Aug 10 Aug - 28 Aug 31 Aug
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 not your first language?

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.

Pre-Sessional English Language Course: We offer a free, 6-week online Pre-Sessional English Language course for those offer holders who have already taken a language test which doesn’t meet our requirements.

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 

190 overall; 2 x 170, 2 x 190


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 scores are required for each band:

Band A - Pass overall with a minimum score of 119

Band B - Pass overall with a minimum score of 125

Band C - Pass overall with a minimum score of 135

Trinity ISE III

Merit, Merit, Pass, Pass in four components

Trinity ISE IV

Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass in four components


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 once they have made a decision we will contact you. If you have been successful you will receive an offer letter and be required to complete the offer response form confirming your decision within 4 weeks. 

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
  • Drop in any Tuesday for an informal chat with a member of our team
  • Arrange to visit the University campus at a time convenient to you.

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

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