5 tips for the Global Executive MBA program admission process

October 19, 2018

From a local focus to a worldwide perspective

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Ready to become a leader, but don't know where to start?

So you’re ready to step into a larger world and gain the knowledge and skills needed to become a global leader in business, but where do you begin? For professionals who wish to expand their worldly wisdom, WU Executive Academy’s Global Executive MBA might just be the ticket to honing their existing expertise, providing a deeper understanding of business in emerging markets on multiple continents.

Upon completion, you’ll receive 2 MBA degrees including one in Europe and one in the USA. You’ll also continue your development through the professional and personal relationships built within the Global Executive MBA community and the WU Executive Club, our extensive alumni network.

Read on for some tips to ease you through the EMBA admissions process and improve your chances of being chosen for the program.

Meeting the qualifications for a Global Executive MBA

Though ambition, drive, and a wish to participate in a Global MBA program that will push you to your limits must be present, applicants must also meet certain quantifiable requirements.

Tip 1

You must have a Diploma, Bachelor or Master’s degree, proficiency in MS Office and the ability to communicate clearly in English. You’ll also need to show that you have had steady career development as well as leadership experience. Whether you aspire to break into a top level executive position at your company, or you’re looking for a competitive advantage to advance your existing career, dedication to your professional growth is a sought-after characteristic which should be coupled with at least 5 years of relevant work experience.

Tip 2

Be sure to include two letters of recommendation along with your application. The first should be from a direct supervisor who can attest to your valued contributions and the second can be from a person of your choice, just not any subordinates.

Tip 3

If chosen, you’ll be invited to an admission interview, where you’ll meet with the academic director, program manager, or perhaps alumni. Be prepared to explain your career, its challenges and its successes, with an emphasis on projects where you had a leadership role. Being at ease with interpersonal relationships and having extensive communication skills will also bode well in this process, and in the classroom. You will receive the decision soon after your interview. 

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Managers applying to the Executive MBA program should practice their communication skills to prepare for admission interviews.

Successfully communicating why you’re a good match for the Global Executive MBA Program

The admissions process asks you to delve into your career. The evaluations will test your determination, but there are ways to streamline success.

Tip 4

Start with your CV; tailor it to match the elements of the Executive MBA program. Outline and highlight relevant experiences and successes in a precise, targeted way. It can be stylish, but not over the top, and it should be no more than two pages. Perhaps including a picture and a list of your interests might add a little character.

Tip 5

Be sure to clearly express your personality; use your letter of motivation to demonstrate your sincerity about what inspires you, what makes you unique, and where the MBA will take you. This is your chance to reveal the strengths, passion and character that have helped you in your career so far. You may want to ask a friend or colleague to read over it to ensure you have used “your voice”. Be clear about why you’re choosing the WU Executive Academy and what you’ll bring to the academic life on campus.

Get your career boost

Think you’re ready to take the first step in a career boost with your Executive MBA experience?

Contact WU Executive Academy to find out how you can get started, or apply online today!

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