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Next year I will finish my studies of psychology with a special focus on industrial and organizational psychology. In addition to my studies in Germany (I will finish with a diploma) I have studied for a year at the UC Berkeley and because of my special interest in consulting worked as an intern in two different management consulting firms. I would like to add up on business knowledge before I start working full-time. Thus my question is, if there is a possibility to go straight on to do an MBA, before having aquired two years of work experience.
Dear Lady or Sir,

Next year I will finish my studies of psychology with a special focus on industrial and organizational psychology. In addition to my studies in Germany (I will finish with a diploma) I have studied for a year at the UC Berkeley and because of my special interest in consulting worked as an intern in two different management consulting firms. I would like to add up on business knowledge before I start working full-time. Thus my question is, if there is a possibility to go straight on to do an MBA, before having aquired two years of work experience.

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Thank you very much for your time and help.

Yours sincerely,
Max

Answer from Cranfield:

Dear Max

The MBA is designed to build on the experience of the participants, not to deliver knowledge before you start full-time work. It assumes a high level of knowledge in at least one business area. Therefore most of the top European schools will insist on at least two years' post qualifcation experience. Some, like Cranfield will require three.

Maureen Williams
www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/mba

Answer from Warwick Business School:

Dear Max

Your work experience to date is certainly interesting! However, at Warwick Business School we stick to our rule on eligibility for taking a Warwick MBA, which is at least 3 years' work experience showing evidence of career progression, some at managerial level. For our executive MBA, the number of years' experience required is 4.

In fact, the average years of previous employment for our full-time MBA students is around 8-10, and around 12 for our part-time (exec. and DL) MBA students.

Our students carry out much of their classwork in groups where there is an international mix of students from a wide spectrum of business activities. Their learning experience is as much from the exchange of ideas and experience within these groups as from the teaching elements of their MBA. This is why we do not accept applications from graduates straight from their first degree.

All very best wishes,
Diana Holton

Answer from Ashridge:

Dear Max

I am afraid our MBA is an Executive MBA for experienced managers.

Kind regards

Answer from Manchester Business School:

Dear Max,

Unfortunately a requirement of our MBA is for applicants to have a minimum of three years relevant work experience. The reason for this that the MBA is a professional qualification. The Manchester MBA is extremely project based and students generally work in groups of 6-8 people. As the average work experience is 7 years, students without any experience would find it extremely difficult to add as much value to these teams as someone with substantially more experience.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information or assistance.

Kind Regards
Kate Bradley

Answer from Saïd Business School:

Dear Max,

Thank you for your enquiry. The most of our students have three or more years' work experience. If you feel you have a very strong application in other ways you are welcome to apply. We do consider applications with less work experience who are able to demonstrate a high level of maturity combined with evidence of leadership ability.

To obtain the most complete and up to date information on the Oxford MBA programme and application procedures, please refer to our website at www.sbs.ox.ac.uk. I can confirm that the 2003-2004 admissions will be structured in stages and we will process applications received on one of four different deadlines. These deadlines are: 1st November 2002, 10th January 2003, 14th March 2003 and 16th May 2003.

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