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:
At least 5 years of substantive, post graduate work experience
An undergraduate degree or equivalent
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ALUSB MBA application includes the following elements:
Tell us about yourself. Brief details such as gender, nationality and years of work experience.
We require two references. One must be a direct supervisor or someone to whom you have been accountable.
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.
We require a one-page resume that clearly summarizes your professional profile, career progression and academic achievements.
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 Admissions Criteria
In addition, the MBA Admissions Committee will be on the lookout for:
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.
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.
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.
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.
MBA Application Process
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will be informed of your admission decision within two weeks of your interview.
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.
Upcoming MBA Start Dates
Class of 2023 start Date: Sunday, 24 October 2021
MBA APPLICATION DEADLINES
03 May 2021
21 June 2021
02 August 2021
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.