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WHO SHOULD APPLY TO THIS MBA PROGRAMME?

The ALUSB MBA is designed for ambitious, working professionals aspiring to catalyse prosperity, lead change and drive impact across the African continent. We employ a holistic admissions process examining your academic achievements, work experience, professional aspirations and leadership potential, in order to understand how you might benefit from the ALUSB MBA, make your impact to the world and contribute to the business school community.

MANJI CHETO, CLASS OF 2019
  • Job Title: Africa – Primary Markets Business Development Manager
  • Organization: London Stock Exchange
  • Country of Residence: United Kingdom

MBA ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to apply to the MBA programme at ALU School of Business:

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At least 5 years of substantive, post graduate work experience

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A bachelor’s degree with honours (level 5, 480 credits or equivalent)

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This part-time programme is for working professionals, therefore we expect that you are professionally occupied for the duration of this programme.

If you have any questions about these criteria, please contact the Admissions Team at mba@alusb.com.

 

 

MBA Admissions Criteria

In addition, the MBA Admissions Committee will be on the lookout for:

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND PROGRESSION

ALUSB generally requires that applicants have at least 5 years of substantive, post graduate work experience, evidencing career progression and management responsibility.

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Leadership Potential

A dynamic career that demonstrates career progression speaks to leadership potential. We also look for opportunities that you have taken to lead throughout your academic and professional experience.

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Intellectual Preparedness

We look for students who demonstrate high analytical aptitude and an ability to rapidly master new concepts.

To comply with the Rwandan Higher Education Council (HEC) regulations, ALUSB requires that all admitted students hold a bachelor’s degree with honours (level 5, 480 credits or equivalent) as the main entry criteria.

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Commitment

The ALUSB MBA is a demanding, 20-month programme. It will take grit and discipline to complete. Expect to commit at least 20 hours per week to your part-time studies during online MBA periods. Much emphasis is placed on group work and peer learning. We therefore expect every member of the ALUSB community to be a team-player; hardworking and committed to delivering excellence to their teams.ams.

 

Class of 2022, starts March 2021

Start Date: Sunday, 14 March 2021

 

 

 

MBA APPLICATION DEADLINES

09 November 2020

Round 1
Application Deadline

11 January 2021

Final Round
Application Deadline

MBA Application Process

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Start Application

Once you have created an account and started your MBA application, you will be able to save your application and return to it at any time, until you have submitted your application.

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Deadline

Please take into account our round deadlines below and plan to submit your application accordingly. Please note that you will not be able to modify, correct or access your application once you have hit the “Submit” button. Our admission committee will not review your application unless it is complete.

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Application Submission & Review

Once your application has been confirmed as complete, it will be reviewed by the ALUSB MBA admissions committee, which is made up of admissions staff and faculty.

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Admissions Interview

Interviews are by invitation only. If the admissions committee feels that your application is competitive, you will be invited to a Skype interview with a member of the admissions committee.

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Admissions Decision

You will be informed of your admission decision within two weeks of your interview.

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Financial Assistance

If admitted, start your financing process immediately. A new part of your application portal opens up where you can explore ALUSB MBA financing options. Find more about financial details here via the MBA Financing page.

Application Checklist

The ALUSB MBA application includes the following elements:

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Demographic Information

Tell us about yourself. Brief details such as gender, nationality and years of work experience.

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References

We require two references. One must be a direct supervisor or someone to whom you have been accountable.

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MBA Experience

Show us how you would perform as a student. This section requires you to complete two types leadership exercises similar to those that you would be undertaking in the ALUSB MBA. Set aside some time to engage and learn, courtesy of ALUSB.

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Resume/CV

We require a one-page resume that clearly summarizes your professional profile, career progression and academic achievements.

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Undergraduate Transcript

Contact our admissions office if you do not have access to your transcript at the moment.

Note: We accept both GMAT and GRE scores, but they are not a mandatory part of our admissions process.

MBA Class of 2021 Profile

The MBA Class of 2021 includes executives, public sector managers and entrepreneurs from more than 15 countries in Africa and beyond.

Student Population

Countries Represented

SAMPLE COMPANIES REPRESENTED

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