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The Kingston MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the leading accreditation body in the UK and, increasingly, in Europe. It is one of only 37 of approximately 150 UK MBA courses to be accredited.
Accreditation provides an independent and international quality kite-mark. It assures that the Kingston MBA is delivered to an appropriate standard and is of continuing relevance to contemporary issues in management education.
Kingston Business School is the first business school globally to receive triple AMBA accreditation for its DBA, MBA and pre-experience Business Management MA.
The Chartered Management Institute offers successful Kingston MBA graduates full professional membership of the Institute and the award of Member (MCMI). The high standard of our MBA graduates means that membership is awarded without the need to undergo the normal admission assessments.
Since the early 1990s, the Kingston MBA programme has enjoyed numerous partnerships internationally, including:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Part time: 2 years, Distance learning: 3 years
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Book IELTS
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Minimum required score (Grade B):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
What you need to apply for this course
They advise that candidates apply for the Kingston MBA as soon as possible – it can take longer than you think to get organised to start your MBA. We accept admissions throughout the year, so you can join the next available group of students when you are ready.
The Kingston MBA is a generalist course that is offered as a full-time and a part-time (executive) programme. Our specific MBA admissions criteria reflect the fact that students on the programmes often have different academic and business backgrounds.
Specific MBA admissions criteria
Committing to an MBA is a huge, life-changing decision. We want your experience on the Kingston MBA to be challenging, enjoyable and rewarding, so making sure we select both the right students and the right mix of students is extremely important. We use a set of admissions criteria to determine if a student is ready to take on an MBA. The criteria help us to make sure that you can successfully complete the MBA, and that each cohort of students will work together successfully as a team.
At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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