Executive MBA Course Entry Requirements

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Our admissions process identifies and selects the most talented managers from a wide range of business and cultural backgrounds. You should be able to demonstrate leadership, maturity and motivation, be able to contribute to the MBA programme and achieve your career goals.


A good bachelor degree awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent or an acceptable professional qualification. If you don't have a formal academic or professional qualification, we will consider your application based on your management experience. 

Work experience

A minimum of three years' postgraduate work experience is required before you apply. This should include appropriate management experience and show some career progression.

English language requirements

If your degree is not from a recognised UK university you will also need to have a pass in one of the following approved tests in English:

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may be interested in attending our language pre-sessional courses. For more information visit our FAQ or visit the University of Leeds Language Centre website.

All successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview, either by telephone, by Skype or face-to-face as part of our admissions process.

Need further advice?

If you don't meet all of the requirements, (for example if you have a 'non-standard' background) or you would like advice regarding your application, please contact us. 

We can also put you into touch with our MBA alumni, who can give you an impartial insight into the Executive MBA programme.