MBA entry requirements
Academic entry requirements
You will need to have achieved an Upper Second Class 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
- 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 application.
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
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.