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There is something that nobody is talking about - do you have students that were not able to finish your programm? I meen quit the study because it was too hard or their marks (success) were too bad? How often does it happen during one year?
There is something that nobody is talking about - do you have students that were not able to finish your programm? I mean quit the study because it was too hard or their marks (success) were too bad? How often does it happen during one year?

Thank you.


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Answer from Warwick Business School:

Hi

We do have students that are unable to finish the course. However, this is normally either because of personal reasons, or that the programme or mode of study was not suitable for them. This is why we encourage all applicants to consider very carefully which mode of study is going to be most appropriate to their other committments, for example.

Where a student's circumstances change (for example, move jobs, move geographically), we are able to offer some flexibility in transferring them to another mode of study. For example, if you were a full-time student who was offered a fantastic job half way through the programme which you really wanted to take, but it was based in another continent, then you would normally be able to complete your MBA by distance learning. This flexibility has meant that students are now more likely to complete the MBA.

Regards

Rachel Killian
Warwick MBA Marketing and Recruitment Manager

Answer from London Business School:

Thanks for the interesting question.

We very rarely lose any students. We have a rigourous selectio procedures, and although some students find it tougher than others most get through.

We do not grade to a forced failure curve, so are not forced to remove the lowest scoring students after each set of exams.

Thank you

Answer from Cambridge:

Hi

Everyone finished the course sucessfully in our programme. That is laregly because our selection criteria is tough. We only take those who will suceed onto the programme.

Louise

Answer from Said Business School:

During the six years that the Oxford MBA has been running there have been two students who have failed the course. In addition to this, over the years there have been students (5 - 10 per year) who have failed one part of the course and have been asked to resubmit projects or resit examinations. Thank you for your e-mail.

Alison Owen
MBA Planning and Admissions Manager

Answer from The Open University Business School:

The OUBS MBA completion rates are among the highest we know of and are we happy for everyone to know about them. Because of the type of people who are attracted to our distance taught courses, and the amount of personal support and encouragement they receive from their tutor, most people finish their studies. OUBS courses are modular in design but we know that 86% of those who start an MBA sit their exams and of those 92% pass.

Jessica Magill
Marketing Communications Manager (PR)

Answer from Cranfield:

We do have a few students who drop out or fail each year, but only one or two, and usually due to changes in personal circumstances. Our admissions process is very stringent and we do not offer places to those who we think may not be successful. Once you get on to the programme it is possible to fail a strictly limited number of credits and still gain your MBA, provided your overall mark is over 50%.

Maureen Williams (Mrs)
Senior Marketing Executive

Answer from Manchester Business School:

The instance of people leaving the course before graduating is very rare. There are several reasons for this -

1) An MBA is an enormous financial investment and peopel generally research it very thoroughly before applying to a school.

2) Our rigorous application process means that issues such as those you have mentioned are generally discovered before people are accepted on the Programme.

3) Students are given a great deal of support from faculty, staff and other students to complete the MBA. Any instances in the past have generally been for personal reasons rather than to do with the workload.

Kind Regards
Kate Bradley
MBA Marketing & Admissions - UK & Europe

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