The Exeter MBA
We evaluate candidates based on their first degree, work experience and career aspirations.
- To qualify for The Exeter MBA you must have a minimum of three years’ experience in a managerial position.
- If you don’t have a first degree but can demonstrate significant (8+ years) work experience and career progression you may still be eligible for the programme.
- A GMAT score will strengthen your application, although it is not required.
We also require two professional references and a personal statement explaining why you are interested in The Exeter MBA and how the course fits into your personal and professional development plans. Your personal statement should be tailored to our programme.
English language requirements
International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for the Exeter MBA fall under Profile D. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.
After submitting your application, provided you meet our entry requirements you will be invited to interview by our Admissions Team. The interview is usually conducted virtually and will be an opportunity for you to provide more information about the reasons you have applied for The Exeter MBA.
You do not need to make any specific preparations for your interview, but we would recommend that you have a good understanding of the core values that underline our programme. The interview is also the ideal time to ask any questions you might have about the programme or the admissions process.
Meet some of our Exeter MBA students:
“An MBA grounds you very well. You are exposed to so many modules, you know, strategy, leadership, operations, you learn so much, you’re so versatile. It gives you the opportunity to find the best solutions to whatever problems you’re facing.”
“The application process that Exeter provided was very user friendly, and me being a non-native speaker could easily fill in the application form. In the six months, I’ve not only seen myself transform as an individual, not just personally, but even professionally. This has only been possible because of the way the course is structured.”
Scholarships, Funding and Fees
At the University of Exeter Business School we want to ensure we attract the very brightest minds and talent, regardless of financial background. We therefore offer a range of scholarships to MBA students who can demonstrate academic excellence.
“The scholarship was the key that unlocked doors to the theatre of my professional dreams. Now at each turn since then, I am amazed at how those dreams manifest into my reality.”
Mashiri, Zimbabwe, The Exeter MBA.
“By removing financial barriers, the scholarship made access to education easier to obtain, and allowed me to be more selective in how I spent my free time. Reducing my working hours and instead dedicating more time to study and to participate in extra-curricular activities really enriched the overall experience.”
Daniella-Louise, UK/Singapore, The Exeter MBA.
“The fact that the scholarship is granted based on merit meant having students of the highest calibre as your classmates and friends.”
Jumana, Jordan, The Exeter MBA.
12 months full-time
You will need to submit the following documents:
- Transcript and degree certificate for first/second degree
- Detailed CV
- Two professional reference letters
- Personal statement supporting your application, detailing your achievements in your career so far, what experiences you will bring to the programme, and how you think The Exeter MBA will enhance your career and your future aspirations
- Evidence of English proficiency if applicable
- Your GMAT score if applicable
After submitting your application, if qualified you will be contacted by the MBA office to arrange an interview.