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I study business economics at a University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Therefore I did one internship in Germany and one in the U.S. during my study. Each internship was six month long.

I study business economics at a University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Therefore I did one internship in Germany and one in the U.S. during my study. Each internship was six month long. I also studied one semester at a partner university in the United States. Besides my studies I work at a student consulting team since one year. I have excellent grades and I will finish my degree within the standard period of time

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Do I have enough relevant work experience to start my MBA at your faculty?

Your help is much appreciated.
Dirk Plaumann

Answer from Oxford

Dear Mr Plaumann

Thank you for your enquiry. 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 2005-2006 admissions process will be structured in four stages, and we will be pleased to accept applications from September 2004 onwards. All complete applications received by one of our deadlines will be passed to the MBA Admissions Committee for consideration.

Please confirm if you wish to receive an MBA application and brochure pack and we will forward this to you as soon as possible.

Should you wish to apply, I have attached a Word copy of the application form which can be completed and returned to us by post or email. Please note that the application deadline dates will be out of date on this application form; our new application deadlines will be 5 November 2004, 7 January 2005, 18 March 2005 and 27 May 2005. However, we would strongly advise you to apply online from the Embark website, www.embark.com, using the link https://apply.embark.com/MBAEdge/Oxford/24/

The Oxford MBA is a one year, full-time, very intensive and challenging course, which starts in October of each year. The Oxford MBA is a general management course with a strong entrepreneurial and financial side. We do not offer specialisation in any subject, but students study a number of electives in the third term of the programme. The Oxford MBA is a very young programme it does not have any association with other Universities in the UK or around the world, and therefore we do not accept or offer any programme transfers or joint courses.

The Said Business School does not offer any distance learning or joint MBA courses. There is, however, a new Executive MBA course which began in January 2004. Please refer to the website www.sbs.ox.ac.uk for further details.

For information on other postgraduate courses offered by the University of Oxford, please, contact the Graduate Admissions at: graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk

I can confirm that the tuition fees, college fees and application processing fees for the 2005-2006 Oxford MBA programme will be available shortly on our website (2004-05 fees are £23,000 sterling, £2,700, and £120 respectively).

For scholarships and financial assistance, please refer to our website using the link http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/html/mba_financial_aid.asp.
The entry requirements for the University of Oxford MBA programme are as follows:

- a good undergraduate degree or equivalent. Applicants who do not hold such a qualification may be considered if they have a very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility.

- for non-native English speakers, proven proficiency through the International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

- all candidates are required to take the GMAT test (this is a mandatory requirement for all applicants regardless of their academic or professional background). A high score does not guarantee a place, nor does a low score automatically disqualify an application. For your information, the average GMAT of our current students is 685. For more information on how to arrange to take the GMAT test, please refer to the following website: www.gmac.com

- two references to be submitted on the reference forms or online through Embark.

- written work for assessment as outlined in the guidance notes and on the application form.

- details of work experience (most of our students have three years' work experience or more; we do consider those with less work experience who are able to demonstrate a high level of maturity, combined with evidence of leadership ability)

- three passport size photographs

- official copy of degree transcripts and certificates

- application processing fee

If you feel you meet the above entry requirements, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. Please note that we are unable to give further indication with regards to your suitability for entry to the Oxford MBA without receiving a completed application.

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely

Ginny Madeley
MBA Admissions Assistant

Answer from Cranfield

Dear Dirk

I regret that your internships will not count towards the three years' postgraduate work experience that we require for the Cranfield MBA

Maureen Williams
Senior Marketing Executive

Answer from Cass Business School

Dear Dirk,

Thank you for your enquiry,
I am afraid that you would not be eligible to apply for the Cass MBA programme that starts in 2004 because we require that all students have at least three years of full-time, post graduation working experience. I hope this is not too disappointing for you but it is quite a standard entry requirement in the UK. It may help to know that the average age on the course is 31.
The application requirements for the MBA are as follows:

A good degree or professional qualification.

3 years full-time working experience since graduating.

A well balanced GMAT score of 600+.

A TOEFL score of 280 (650) or an IELTS score of 7.0 (these are English tests when English is not spoken as a first language).

Further information about the course is on our website at http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/mba/index.html

We do also run many other Masters courses that do not require work experience and you can see a list of these at the following web page: http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/programmes/index.html

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Best regards,

Tom Sommerlad
MBA Admissions Office
Cass Business School

Answer from London Business School


You will need at least 2 years after your university graduation. The internshipd you have will count as extra experience. The average for our students is 6 years and average age is 28.

Thank you

David Simpson
Senior MBA Admissions Manager

Answer from Open University


Thank you for your enquiry and your interest in the MBA programme. It is important to note that while the Open University Business School operates an open admissions policy, it sets some criteria for entry to its MBA programme.

Generally, the holder of a business studies degree or equivalent who has some management experience will be admitted to Stage One of the MBA programme (the Professional Diploma in Management). But we ask all potential students to make individual enquiries to the School to check on their eligibility

Successful completion of the Diploma programme allows entry to the MBA Stage Two; successful completion of this second stage earns the MBA (Open) award.

(For those who have considerable management experience, are aged 25 or over and have a non-business studies degree, other entry routes at Stage One are available).

Without more details about your present study, it is difficult to provide a detailed response, but I would urge you to contact one of the School's representatives in Germany to discuss your plans with them. Their contact details can be found at http://www3.open.ac.uk/oubs/nearyou/contacts2.asp

With regards

Neil Coaten
Media Relations Officer, The Open University

Answer from Warwick

Dear Dirk

Thanks for your message.
Unfortunately, based on the information that you have supplied, we would not consider that you have enough relevant work experience to start the MBA at Warwick. We normally look for a minimum of 3 years, post-graduate (i.e. completed after your academic degree) work experience. I would therefore encourage you to work for a few more years and make an MBA application once you have gained more experience.

If you need more information about why we look for this work experience, please visit www.wbs.ac.uk.

Kind regards

Rachel Killian
Warwick MBA Marketing & Recruitment Manager
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