Tips for getting accepted to these 6 top-notch international MBA programs

Aug 2 2016, 11:50 pm

So you’re slogging away at your day job, wondering what you can do to get noticed by your boss.

You’ve finished your undergrad and even though you’ve been working for a few years, you just can’t manage to score the promotion you’ve been dreaming of. As it turns out, the competition is fierce since others are armed with greater qualifications and experience. You know that you’re capable of upping your performance which leads to the question of whether or not you should get an MBA.

Truth be told, the process of applying for one can feel a little gruelling. You’ll spend hours studying for the GMAT, writing essays, and practicing for an interview. The question is, what makes you different from all the other applicants? Now you can find out what it takes to stand out by checking out two exclusive events.

Get firsthand information about different international MBA programs at the QS World MBA Tour in Calgary and Vancouver – unmissable events for anyone considering an MBA. You’ll get to chat with top tier MBA alumni, industry experts, and admission directors from the world’s top business schools all under one roof.

In light of this event we’ve compiled a list of seven international business schools who are looking for people like you. Check out these Calgary and Vancouver listings to see what universities will be showing up as part of the QS World MBA Tour.

Royal Roads University – Victoria

The Royal Roads MBA in Executive Management allows you to work full time and earn a degree simultaneously – in just 18 months. The program is designed for students who have extensive workplace experience and management background.

  • Royal Roads accepts students with an exceptional amount of real world experience, so make sure your resume is packed.
  • Woo the admissions staff with your statement of intent by focusing on how you’ll contribute to the program and what it can do for your future.

HEC Paris

HEC Paris

HEC Paris/QS Top MBA

A leading global MBA program. Students are connectors for international businesses and implementing their global strategy locally around the globe, according to the HEC Paris website. The program’s admissions process is described as rigorous.

  • If you don’t already have an impressive professional background, then make sure you have it when you apply. HEC Paris wants to see evidence of career progression over time.
  • Have a clear motive for applying to the program and be ready to explain it in a compelling way.

The University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong offers a leading MBA program in which full-time students work alongside those in the part-time stream. According to the university website, most of these students are employed at middle/senior management levels in regional companies. Besides classroom learning, students learn about the Chinese business world through seminars, industry interfaces, real world projects, and more.

  • Score a minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet based).
  • Make sure your resume shows off two years of interesting postgraduate full-time work experience.

Nanyang Technological University – Singapore 

Nanyang Technological University’s MBA program is comprised of a talented individuals from diverse professional backgrounds and international expertise. Broaden your horizons and gain fresh perspectives to become an effective leader in the global business environment.

  • Be ready to explain how you feel your knowledge, skills and abilities meet the requirements of the position and how you can contribute to NTU’s development.

The University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco MBA draws on the importance of leadership and a strong entrepreneurial base, letting you learn through complete immersion in an experience based curriculum. Get ready to focus on the innovation of the San Francisco Bay Area and to meet likeminded individuals.

  • Make sure your references knows you really well and can speak beyond your academic or professional accomplishments.

Nova Southeastern University 

If you’re looking for an MBA with a very specific focus then Nova Southeastern’s Huizenga College of Business fits the bill. Choose between multiple concentrations, including sport revenue generation, process improvement, finance, entrepreneurship, business intelligence, and much more.

  • Work hard during your undergrad to earn a GPA of 2.50 or greater on a 4.00 scale
  • Admissions are competitive. Put extra work into making your documents standout and don’t be afraid to take a few risks.

The QS World Grad School Tour in Vancouver

When: September 14, 4:30 to 9 pm

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East

Price: Registration fee $5, same day fee $15, register online

The QS World Grad School Tour in Calgary

When: September 12, 4:30 to 9 pm

Where: Metropolitan Conference Centre

Price: Registration fee $5, same day fee $15, register online

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