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Tips: Application procedure to study MBA abroad

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Getting MBA admission in foreign universities is considered enriching and highly rewarding, but at the same time it is hardly a dream come true as the application and admission process involves lots of queries and preferences.

If you are one among aspirants who wish to study MBA aboard then go through some of these tips that help you to prepare before planning to study MBA in foreign educational institutions.

Apparently, international MBA programmes have a common procedure and criteria of selection unlike Indian B- schools.

Tips: Application procedure to study MBA abroad

Business Management Aptitude Exams

Entrance exams are taken to evaluate the overall academic capabilities of applicants. Student have to appear for entrance exam of GMAT and GRE. The exams' score will be considered as primary criteria by foreign universities to offer admission in the MBA programmes.

Language Proficiency Exams

Taking English proficiency test is a mandatory exam for MBA aspirant. TOFEL and IELTS are the English entrance exam, for which student require to appear in order to prove the fluency in the English language. Both the exams are accepted by foreign B-schools across the globe to test the english proficiency.

Bachelor Degree

Aspirant should have a Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognised university, is eligible to apply for MBA. Generally, universities prefer full time degree rather than the distance courses. Nevertheless, there are universities that accept the distance or correspondence courses as well.

Academic Credentials

Academic transcripts are your primary evidence and submission of the same will help to prove your credentials. The Academic transcripts include semester wise marks for each subject that was covered in the degree.

Work Experience

Foreign Universities prefer students who have exposed to the corporate world. Thus, students who have 7-8 years of work experience will easily get admissions in the foreign universities. Student with zero experience hardly successful in getting admissions in MBA programmes.

Application Procedure

Filling up application is a long and laborious task. Before fill in the application students require to do lot of homework or preparation.

MBA application form includes some of the following sections:

General Information

It is column meant to fill in the basic details of the student. Student have to fill in the primary information like Name, age, bio-data, experience, overall academic grades, entrance test scores, languages known, etc.

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The basic information will be followed by the section on essay wherein application will include set of questions for student. For eg: Reason for choosing MBA at this stage of life, what are his/her career achievement in career so far, your aspirations, strengths and weaknesses etc.,


Reference nor recommendation is an important column that helps in meet your requirements. Aspirant is expected to provide recommendations from supervisors, managers or colleagues, who can talk professionally about various aspects of your skills and potential.

MBA Interview

This is the final and most difficult stage. Formal interviews will be conducted, and this will be followed by the decision made by admission committee. The committee will take the decision based on the details submitted by you.

Following some of the above steps will ensure you the success.

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