Application requirements

Successful candidates are required to demonstrate the following abilities through their application documents and two compulsory interviews with examiners of the IBR Institute of International Business Relations (IBR).

Intellectual Capacity

IBR requires a relevant undergraduate degree (detail of which is in the discretion of IBR), or equivalent qualification. IBR does not accept candidates with no academic prior degree.

Management Potential

IBR seeks candidates who are employed in a managerial position during their IBR study tenure. It is of paramount importance that candidates demonstrate their potential to assume leadership roles. IBR is focused to draw candidates to their global programme, who in the first instance wish to gain a practical orientation to business management, as opposed to a purely academic orientation. Students in our current classes have on average more than 10 years postgraduate work experience. Candidates with less than two years working experience in higher management positions will regrettably not be accepted.

Personal Motivation & Maturity

The IBR Global MBA is a demanding business experience, which is aimed to paradigmatically change your outlook on the effective management of people and organisations. In this respect, IBR will seek candidates who are reflective, energetic, mature, and realistic, as well as ambitious and highly motivated. Of importance to you and to IBR, is the ability to realistically assess the amount of time that will be available for the purpose of your studies.

Language Ability

The Global IBR MBA Programme is presented in English. Should English not be your native language, IBR will need to be satisfied that you possess an acceptable level of English language acumen (written and verbal). Please contact your local IBR office for further information. It is of importance to note that the latter requirement is not compulsory for applicants who have lived in an English speaking country for over 2 years, or who have been educated in English.