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Prerequisites for MBA Programs

MBA prerequisites are requirements that the students are expected to achieve prior to enrollment in an MBA program. While the top schools are still more competitive and may have a long list of conditions, less competitive programs that do not require as many and can offer the students more flexible possibilities to implement them. As a general rule, the most basic prerequisite for all MBA programs is the successful completion of a bachelor's degree.

Basic Assumptions

While most applications do not specify any particular type of bachelor's degree for admission, a successful completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution is required. International students must present official documentation translated by a corresponding degree. Additionally, all MBA programs requires that international students are resident or proficient in the language in which the program is implemented. The most common way to demonstrate proficiency in English is through a TOEFL exam. While some programs now accept GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score, most MBA programs require the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) score for admission. Your scores on the quantitative portion of the test is particularly important.

Necessary Knowledge

MBA programs focus heavily on mathematics courses. If your undergraduate transcripts showing low grades in mathematics and reasoning courses, or you do not have sufficient math courses, you should seriously consider taking extra courses, before even applying to an MBA program. Although a high quantitative score of GMAT remedies unsatisfactory undergraduate mathematics coursework for uses additional classes or self-study in calculus, statistics and economics will prepare you for math-intensive work required during your MBA studies. If you are admitted to a program without this coursework, it is likely that you will be required to complete it before checking. Some MBA programs also requires prior business courses and knowledge. Get in touch with your school; It can offer refresher courses before the academic year to prepare new students.

Experience Necessary

Most MBA programs recommend that applicants have a certain amount of full-time professional experience. Many of the top programs require two-plus years of on-the-job work, while other exclusive MBA programs focuses on the candidate's management experience. Most MBA programs also consider a candidate's extracurricular experience during and after University studies. Volunteerism and involvement in the local community are regarded very positively, but applicants with more exceptional volunteer experiences are on an extra advantage in admissions process. Harvard University School of Business MBA program, for example, does not have a minimum work experience of its candidates, but instead focuses on past leadership candidates, a capacity for intellectual growth and engagement in their communities. A lack of recreational activities and involvement in the local community is regarded as a weakness, and should be explained in your application or in personal interviews.
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