Entry Requirements Entry Requirements

Experience, qualifications and suitability

A candidate’s work experience is highly significant and we are looking for applicants with a minimum of three years in a managerial, professional, or entrepreneurial role.

In addition, candidates should normally possess one of the following:

First or second class honours degree, or international equivalent, or;
Relevant postgraduate diploma, or;
Qualification from a professional body recognised by UEA.

Applicants who do not hold a first degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of their business and managerial experience, their career to date, and their likelihood of benefiting from the course. The final decision is at the discretion of the MBA Course Leader.

Please include a full CV with your application, detailing work experience and qualifications.

English Language

We welcome applicants whose first language is not English, or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such participants benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our entry requirements are as follows:

IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all components: reading, writing, speaking and listening), or;
Pearsons Test of English (PTE), Minimum score of 62 with no less than 55 in each component.

Please note: TOEFL and TOEIC qualifications are no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration service for students who are required to apply for a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. Norwich Business School does not accept WELT (Warwick English Language Test) for MBA Admissions.

At the discretion of the MBA Course Leader, further assessment of a candidate’s

English ability may be requested by means of an interview, or through the evaluation of written qualitative/quantitative work produced by the candidate.


All candidates who meet the above requirements are interviewed as part of the application process, either in person or via Skype. This allows them the opportunity to ask any questions about the course, the School, and anything else they may wish to know that would help them complete their application.

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