Requirements To Get Admitted Into An International MBA

    Updated on: 07 Nov 2023 5 min read


    If you want to pursue an international MBA and don’t know how then here we are to help you. This article outlines all the requirements to apply for most international MBAs. With this, you can begin your quest of getting into that dream B School; be it Harvard Business School, Stanford University, or London Business School.

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    Entrance Exams

    One of the most important things to get into an international MBA is to score well in the standardized tests. There are two types of tests designed: one to check the aptitude for business management and the other one to check the comfort level of a candidate with the English language because it is the primary mode of communication in the international corporate world. The knowledge of an additional language puts a feather in the cap.

    1. Business Management Aptitude Test - To check the business aptitude of a candidate, there are primarily two exams: GMAT and GRE. Usually, GRE is more popular for MS programs and GMAT for MBA courses, though both are acceptable in many MBA universities. The minimum score for GMAT is different for different places like, in US, the candidate must score above 600 to get in a decent university.
    2. Language Proficiency Test - Like the business management aptitude, there are two popular exams for language as well: TOEFL and IELTS. Unlike the GMAT and GRE, these exams are similar to each other as they cover all the aspects like reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The minimum score for this exam also varies from place to place. For e.g.: In Europe, the minimum score for TOEFL should be 90 and for IELTS, it should be at least 6.0. Meanwhile, in the US, the minimum score for TOEFL should be 100.

    The place of your dreams is not far away and we hope that the above pointers help you chart out your path.


    Getting finance for an international MBA is one of the final and most important requirements. MBA abroad can be costly but the career opportunities you get after if make the expenses worth it. It is important for you to know the best loans for you as a slight difference in the interest rates you get and you could have got can result into paying a lot of your hard-earned money. The best approach can be to touch base with an education loan counselor like that of GyanDhan. It can provide you free education loan assistance and offer you the best deal you can get on student loans. As the international MBA costs high, GyanDhan also has a partnership with international players of education financing such as Prodigy, in order to help you avail hefty finances (around 70-80 lakhs) including your living expenses abroad. It has also collaborated with government banks and NBFCs to provide you with the best choices. You can request a callback from GyanDhan to know more about financing your abroad MBA.  

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