MBA entry requirements
Academic entry requirements
You will need to have achieved a 2:2 or above in your Bachelor degree or
equivalent, in any subject area. You will also require three years
relevant professional work experience post graduation.
We will also consider an application from you if you do not meet these entry
requirements, however you would need five years of relevant managerial
experience. You will also be required to provide additional documentation of an
essay (2000 words) outlining a range of business situations which you have
experienced and identified what you have learnt from them.
You will need to evidence your work experience through your CV and employer
An official transcript of the results of your undergraduate
qualifications, in English or a certified translation.
A personal statement (500 words) outlining why you would like to
undertake the Essex MBA and what you hope to gain from it.
An up-to-date CV.
Two references. The second reference can be an academic
reference or a reference from a previous employer.
- If you are an international application, whose first
language is not English, you must provide official certification
of an English language qualification if available at the time of
If you are required to provide the additional documentation of the 2000 word
essay, when writing the essay, please consider that our admissions team will be
looking at the ways in which you construct an argument, are able to reflect on
your experiences, and indicate how these reflections have influenced your
subsequent professional activity.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, we ask you
to provide evidence of your ability to understand
and express yourself in English for academic
purposes. If your score is less than two years old
in an internationally recognised test, such as
IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson Test of English Academic,
please supply a copy when making your application.
Our IELTS requirements are 6.5 overall (6.0 in each
We implement the following score equivalence:
We do not require a GMAT score, but this could aid your application,
particularly if you do not hold a Bachelor degree at the required grade.