Full-time MBA

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. 

Entry requirements

  • Experience - You must have at least three years’ post-graduation professional business experience.
  • Academic record - an upper second class honours at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university is preferred but not essential. 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 – you must complete either the GMAT, GRE or Warwick Test as part of your admission to WBS.

    GMAT - We welcome valid GMAT scores achieved through either the classic or new Focus edition.

    Our current class average GMAT score is 670, or 615 under the Focus edition. This equates to a performance in the 78% percentile under each format. We don’t have a minimum score requirement, but scores in line with the class average are considered competitive.

    Our test centre code is: FH4-P5-35. GMAT scores are considered valid within a 5-year period. Please contact GMAC directly to book your GMAT.

    GRE - For the GRE, all sections of the test must be taken to be considered valid. We don’t have a minimum score requirement, but a score of 160 in Verbal Reasoning and 160 in Quantitative Reasoning would be considered competitive.

    Our test centre code is: 0806. GRE scores are considered valid within a 5-year period. Please contact ETS directly to book your GRE.

    The Warwick Test The Warwick Test may be available as an alternative for certain candidates, dependent on personal circumstance. The Warwick Test may be made available to you following interview for the Full-time MBA.

Educated in the 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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic)

All four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5.

190 overall

2 x 170, 2 x 190.

190 overall

2 x 170, 2 x 190.

PTE Academic (PTE Test Centre, online not accepted)

With 59+ in every section.

TOEFL (iBT) & TOEFL (iBT) Home Edition
Band B: Overall score 100, Minimum component scores: Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 23, Writing 21

Test results are required for each English language band. The University of Warwick only accepts TOEFL (iBT) scores from the single most recent test date, not MyBest scores.

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 see the University’s page for English language requirements.


Please see the University's Student Experience: Immigration and Compliance website for the latest information on visa requirements.

If you need support or advice with your immigration status or visa application, our Immigration & Compliance team will be happy to support you with any queries or issues relating to your personal circumstances.