The calibre and diversity of EMBA-Global students is one of the key strengths that differentiates the programme from the world's other executive MBAs. The admissions process ensures that you will be studying alongside the brightest and the best.
To be successful through the admissions process, you should have the following characteristics:
- a successful career trajectory with progressive experience over a number of years, managing people, projects, budgets or other resources
- transnational responsibilities or evidence that you are working towards these
- a worldwide perspective, with international exposure and aspirations, and an interest in building global networks
- proven ability to succeed in an academic environment, including a good undergraduate degree and GMAT score
- high levels of motivation and a personal commitment to your professional development
- a hunger for new ideas, perspectives and challenges
- leadership qualities and potential to progress into more senior roles
- the ability to balance multiple demands and competing deadlines successfully
- a high standard of written and spoken English, with a TOEFL/IELTS score if applicable
To be considered for an interview for the EMBA-Global programme, we require you to provide all of the following:
- a completed online application, including application form, essays and personal statement
- a one-page CV or resume
- official academic transcripts or certificates
- GMAT / GRE score
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE if applicable
- two references
- signed statement of employer support
- a non-refundable application fee.
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) provides us with useful information about your quantitative and verbal reasoning abilities, and is a useful indicator of your likely success on the programme. It also acts as a benchmark against which we can evaluate applicants across degree subject, academic institution and nationality. However, it is important to remember that your GMAT score is only one part of your application. When reviewing your application we look at your essays, references, professional experience and educational background to build up an overall picture of you as an applicant.
We recommend that you sit the GMAT before applying and submit your score with your application. When you register for the GMAT, you should ask for your score to be sent to the school processing your application, as we cannot confirm an offer of a place until we receive the original score.
GMAT institution codes:
London Business School Z11-J7-17
Columbia Business School QF8-N6-06
To find out more and register to take the test, please visit: www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT
GMAT / GRE requirements
We accept both GMAT and GRE. Candidates may submit their applications before they have taken the GMAT or GRE. There is no minimum score but we recommend that applicants take adequate time to prepare for the test so that the admissions team can use it as an indication of their quantitative and verbal proficiency at the time of application. The GMAT or GRE is one of the many criteria we use when assessing an applicant's suitability, since it provides useful information about quantitative and verbal reasoning abilities. In their personal statements and references, applicants are encouraged to emphasize areas in their work experience and academic background that demonstrate those abilities as well.
English language certificate
If your native language is not English and you have not obtained a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction, you are required to submit official evidence of your English language proficiency.
There are three standardised tests you may take:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- PTE (Pearson Test of English)
Official academic transcripts
You are required to submit academic transcripts from your undergraduate or graduate educational institutions, with certified translated copies if they are not in English.
Signed statement of employer support
Employer support for the time you will be out of the office is required to apply to the programme. You must provide a signed letter from an authorised person within your company stating that they agree to allow you the required time away from the office to complete the programme. The authorised person may be your department head, president, CEO or head of HR.
Many EMBA-Global students are also financially sponsored by their employers - either fully or partially. If you are financially sponsored to any extent, you must submit complete information on the terms of this financial support, signed by the authorised person within your company.
If you are self-employed, you must submit a letter stating that you understand the time commitment needed away from work to successfully complete the programme. You may also be required to provide evidence of your current engagements/contracts.