MBA without work experience


Hello Everybody/All,
at the moment i am very confused. There are a lot of MBA programmes in London, but every university requires work experience.
At the moment i am studying Business Information Technology in Frankfurt and 2008 i will get my bachelor of science. After that i aim to do my master in london! I was not able to find an mba programme for international students without work experience!

Do you know some mba programmes in UK/London, which requires no work experince?
Please help me, i am desperated!

Contact me: [email protected]
Hello Everybody/All,
at the moment i am very confused. There are a lot of MBA programmes in London, but every university requires work experience.
At the moment i am studying Business Information Technology in Frankfurt and 2008 i will get my bachelor of science. After that i aim to do my master in london! I was not able to find an mba programme for international students without work experience!

Do you know some mba programmes in UK/London, which requires no work experince?
Please help me, i am desperated!

Contact me: [email protected]
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Kate_hk
Hi Ilyas,
This is a common error bachelor students do: An MBA is a program specially conceived for people WITH work experience. It takes into account the practical experience of the students, and the fact that they have a far clearer idea on what they want, and which knowledge they still need to get.
If you want to go on studying right away, why don't you go for a Master program, which is not an MBA?
Hi Ilyas,
This is a common error bachelor students do: An MBA is a program specially conceived for people WITH work experience. It takes into account the practical experience of the students, and the fact that they have a far clearer idea on what they want, and which knowledge they still need to get.
If you want to go on studying right away, why don't you go for a Master program, which is not an MBA?
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ta_subs
Hi Ilyas,

In the UK, MBA means post-experience. There are countries (India for example) where MBA s are overwhelmingly taken as a course immediately after the first degree, whithout work expeirence. In the UK, you would want to do an MSc in Management. They often contain a similar syllabus as an MBA but delivered in a manner that is suitable for pre-experience students. At Warwick Business School, for example, you can take their MSc without experience. If, after some years of work experience, you want to do their MBA then you get some exemptions from courses (and a discount on fees).
Hi Ilyas,

In the UK, MBA means post-experience. There are countries (India for example) where MBA s are overwhelmingly taken as a course immediately after the first degree, whithout work expeirence. In the UK, you would want to do an MSc in Management. They often contain a similar syllabus as an MBA but delivered in a manner that is suitable for pre-experience students. At Warwick Business School, for example, you can take their MSc without experience. If, after some years of work experience, you want to do their MBA then you get some exemptions from courses (and a discount on fees).
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Kate_hk
That's interesting - so an MBA has a different meaning in the Indian system. But how about the B schools with an internationally reputation, such as the IMM Ahmedabad, don't they ask for work experience?

Anyways, I agree with the above post, your intention was to do an MBA, best option would be an Msc in Management.
That's interesting - so an MBA has a different meaning in the Indian system. But how about the B schools with an internationally reputation, such as the IMM Ahmedabad, don't they ask for work experience?

Anyways, I agree with the above post, your intention was to do an MBA, best option would be an Msc in Management.
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Abood
Sorry I don't agree with you beacause am doing MBA in the UK and I have no work experience.
When I was applying I faced the same problem which Ilyas is facing it now but finally I got an acceptance.
In my oppinion it's not essintial at all to have experience speacially for candinates who have done their BA or BSc in a related subject.
There are some universities and collages which do not require work experiance ,you can check through this website
www.educationuk.org
Sorry I don't agree with you beacause am doing MBA in the UK and I have no work experience.
When I was applying I faced the same problem which Ilyas is facing it now but finally I got an acceptance.
In my oppinion it's not essintial at all to have experience speacially for candinates who have done their BA or BSc in a related subject.
There are some universities and collages which do not require work experiance ,you can check through this website
www.educationuk.org
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Kate_hk
Sure, you can find schools accepting you without MBA, but the top schools don't. I'm always suspicious, at least in Europe, when a school is less demanding on work experience - I always think they might not get enough applications therefore they soften their entry conditions.

Anyways, in Europe MBA is generally conceived for you professionals with some work experience, why would otherwise LSE, IE, Inseas or RSM ask for some years of work experience?? They certainly have a reason.
Sure, you can find schools accepting you without MBA, but the top schools don't. I'm always suspicious, at least in Europe, when a school is less demanding on work experience - I always think they might not get enough applications therefore they soften their entry conditions.

Anyways, in Europe MBA is generally conceived for you professionals with some work experience, why would otherwise LSE, IE, Inseas or RSM ask for some years of work experience?? They certainly have a reason.
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LP
There seems to be some difference between Europe and the US in this respect. In the US there is a larger percentage of students with little or no work experience. If you have excellent academic records, schools won't be as strict in terms of the work experience required. You may want to check this thread:

http://www.find-mba.com/board/4593
There seems to be some difference between Europe and the US in this respect. In the US there is a larger percentage of students with little or no work experience. If you have excellent academic records, schools won't be as strict in terms of the work experience required. You may want to check this thread:

http://www.find-mba.com/board/4593
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Sooraj
hey Abood, u said that u r doin mba in uk rt..? n that u didnt have any work ex..even im a fresher n has got no work ex..n im interested in doin an mba can u please give me the details of the college you are studying in..and the list of some of the good b schools which aint that strict bout work ex...
hey Abood, u said that u r doin mba in uk rt..? n that u didnt have any work ex..even im a fresher n has got no work ex..n im interested in doin an mba can u please give me the details of the college you are studying in..and the list of some of the good b schools which aint that strict bout work ex...
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lukeh
Sorry I don't agree with you beacause am doing MBA in the UK and I have no work experience.
When I was applying I faced the same problem which Ilyas is facing it now but finally I got an acceptance.
In my oppinion it's not essintial at all to have experience speacially for candinates who have done their BA or BSc in a related subject.
There are some universities and collages which do not require work experiance ,you can check through this website
www.educationuk.org


Hi Abood,

Can you tell us where you're studying?
<blockquote>Sorry I don't agree with you beacause am doing MBA in the UK and I have no work experience.
When I was applying I faced the same problem which Ilyas is facing it now but finally I got an acceptance.
In my oppinion it's not essintial at all to have experience speacially for candinates who have done their BA or BSc in a related subject.
There are some universities and collages which do not require work experiance ,you can check through this website
www.educationuk.org</blockquote>

Hi Abood,

Can you tell us where you're studying?
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hiii evry 1 im an INDIAN interested 2 do M.B.A in abroad n after severe discussins wit my frnds n through searching in net i found M.B.A in U.K is d best n nw iam confused when i read d feed back forms.....so according 2 Indian system person after getting degree may join M.B.A programme but here i haw come across different things so can i haw any clarification regarding hw 2 get into M.B.A in U.k n is dre any stress in work experiance xpecting reply byeee
hiii evry 1 im an INDIAN interested 2 do M.B.A in abroad n after severe discussins wit my frnds n through searching in net i found M.B.A in U.K is d best n nw iam confused when i read d feed back forms.....so according 2 Indian system person after getting degree may join M.B.A programme but here i haw come across different things so can i haw any clarification regarding hw 2 get into M.B.A in U.k n is dre any stress in work experiance xpecting reply byeee
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lukeh
Yes, work experience is important. You'll also have 2 stp ritng like this, if u want 2 gt any rpls as its rly nnoying.
Yes, work experience is important. You'll also have 2 stp ritng like this, if u want 2 gt any rpls as its rly nnoying.
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hey guys,

well i have done my bsc. honors in textiles and at that time i planned to do my mba after getting some work experience but unfortunatley due to some family problem... i quit after working for 6 months in one company after that i continued my job in other company after 3 months, the company was shifted to dubai while was there for only 3 months and i had to lose my job again.. now i palnned to do my mba first and then start of with my professional life. but after searching i saw that good b schools in both us and uk require atleast 2 years of experience... i am trap now as i want to study in some good school an dmy total experience is just 6 month as my later company did not even gave me any experience certificate...to show up... i am confuse as what to do.. Even i tried LUMS they also rejected me because of little W.Exp.. What should i do. Need your Valuable advises..
hey guys,

well i have done my bsc. honors in textiles and at that time i planned to do my mba after getting some work experience but unfortunatley due to some family problem... i quit after working for 6 months in one company after that i continued my job in other company after 3 months, the company was shifted to dubai while was there for only 3 months and i had to lose my job again.. now i palnned to do my mba first and then start of with my professional life. but after searching i saw that good b schools in both us and uk require atleast 2 years of experience... i am trap now as i want to study in some good school an dmy total experience is just 6 month as my later company did not even gave me any experience certificate...to show up... i am confuse as what to do.. Even i tried LUMS they also rejected me because of little W.Exp.. What should i do. Need your Valuable advises..
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lukeh
It sounds to me like the best - perhaps the only - thing you can do it try and get more work experience. I know there are MBA programmes out there which don't require any experience, but I, and, I think, most people on here, don't rate them. Much better to do what you need to do to qualify for a reputable programme at a reputable school.
It sounds to me like the best - perhaps the only - thing you can do it try and get more work experience. I know there are MBA programmes out there which don't require any experience, but I, and, I think, most people on here, don't rate them. Much better to do what you need to do to qualify for a reputable programme at a reputable school.
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xo_xo
Hi am from India. I am doing my bachelors in IT, India. Planning to do my MBA in UK, but it seems every college in UK asking for work experience, but i have no work experience. Please do suggest me some of the best colleges/univ in UK for doing MBA that ain't strict for work experience. I wud wish to do MBA.. its been my nub..
Hi am from India. I am doing my bachelors in IT, India. Planning to do my MBA in UK, but it seems every college in UK asking for work experience, but i have no work experience. Please do suggest me some of the best colleges/univ in UK for doing MBA that ain't strict for work experience. I wud wish to do MBA.. its been my nub..
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xo_xo
Moreover, incase am coming to UK for my MBA, for sure ill be taking a education loan, so afte my MBA i ll work dere atleast for 2 years, so in case if i do MBA dere in a coll/uni tat doesnt expect exp, wil i be able to get a good job over dere for my degree.. coz i wanna cum back to INDIA without my loans.. can i??? plz do reply!!!
am very much distressed.... am left out with oly 5-6 months here... plzzzzzzzz do help me out of this... plzzzz
thxxx a lot in advance...:) take care :)
Moreover, incase am coming to UK for my MBA, for sure ill be taking a education loan, so afte my MBA i ll work dere atleast for 2 years, so in case if i do MBA dere in a coll/uni tat doesnt expect exp, wil i be able to get a good job over dere for my degree.. coz i wanna cum back to INDIA without my loans.. can i??? plz do reply!!!
am very much distressed.... am left out with oly 5-6 months here... plzzzzzzzz do help me out of this... plzzzz
thxxx a lot in advance...:) take care :)
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a_mukerjee
hello I am from India too. Before asking your questions, please read the posts people were writing in this thread. If you still have questions that remain unanswered, please write them down. But most of the questions you ask have been discussed already.
hello I am from India too. Before asking your questions, please read the posts people were writing in this thread. If you still have questions that remain unanswered, please write them down. But most of the questions you ask have been discussed already.
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hamad
Hy friends I am from pakistan. I completed my MPA in HRM from pakistan top university. Now I am looking for doing MBA in HRM from London, I searched a number of sites of universities but there is no information relating to my case. I want to now do i need working experience or i can apply directly.
Hy friends I am from pakistan. I completed my MPA in HRM from pakistan top university. Now I am looking for doing MBA in HRM from London, I searched a number of sites of universities but there is no information relating to my case. I want to now do i need working experience or i can apply directly.
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happy
In my opinion one should do job if available after bachelors but if no job is available then go for MBA BUT not with loan financing because this type of MBA is low profiled and may not result in job. You need to have your own finances to face the situation . ( I don't mean that no one would be able to get the job but its risky situation so not advisable for people in financial trouble)
In my opinion one should do job if available after bachelors but if no job is available then go for MBA BUT not with loan financing because this type of MBA is low profiled and may not result in job. You need to have your own finances to face the situation . ( I don't mean that no one would be able to get the job but its risky situation so not advisable for people in financial trouble)
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Hello Every one i know almost all my question are answered in this thread but want to be sure and clear with my thought, i have work experience of 1 year 8 months do you think i can still get an exception based on my first class academics and i can still apply for a better and AMBA accredited university.

Thanks
Gaurav Chandan
Hello Every one i know almost all my question are answered in this thread but want to be sure and clear with my thought, i have work experience of 1 year 8 months do you think i can still get an exception based on my first class academics and i can still apply for a better and AMBA accredited university.

Thanks
Gaurav Chandan
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andy.j.
yes, this is possible some times - if your academics are first class, and you have a good GMAT, you night be able to get admitted to a decent school.
yes, this is possible some times - if your academics are first class, and you have a good GMAT, you night be able to get admitted to a decent school.
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