Requirements and Documentation for the IBSA Dual Degree Master’s Program

All the information related to your application (background requirements & support documents)

In order to participate actively and effectively in the IBSA Program, students must have a sound basis of knowledge in business and economics at the undergraduate level. They must therefore hold at least a second lower class degree relevant (or cognate) to business management (e.g., bachelor’s degrees in business, economics, accounting, finance or management). If they have another bachelor’s degree, it is necessary to give proof of participation in several business classes and/or provide proof of additional relevant skills or professional experience. The first semester institution (‘core modules university’) will determine if these courses are sufficient for admission. All students also must be able to speak and write fluently in English. Applicants whose native language is not English must achieve an acceptable level IELTS, TOEFL, or equivalent certification from a recognized institution.

It is important to note that each partner institution may have slightly different (or additional) basic requirements for admission than those listed above. There may also be additional requirements for the specialization university you attend in the second semester. It is necessary that you fit the requirements for both of your choices in partner university (core modules and specialization). If you find that you do not possess the requirements for one or the other, you are advised to change your preference accordingly.

Requirements Core Modules

All six partner universities have the following basic requirements for all new prospective students: an undergraduate degree in business or economics (or an equivalent substitute that must be supplemented with proof of relevant skills, work experience, and/or relevant courses) and an IELTS score of 6.5 or better. All additional prerequisites are listed in the chart below:

University English Skills Prof. Experience
IGC TOEFL internet 80 or IELTS 6,5 Yes
UV TOEFL internet 80 or IELTS 6,5 Preferred
IBS TOEFL internet 80 or IELTS 6,5 No
UNCW TOEFL internet 79 or IELTS 6,5 Preferred
UH TOEFL not accepted, IELTS 6,5 No
ESSCA TOEFL Paper-Based Score 550 or IELTS 6,5 No

IGC: International Graduate Center, UV: Universitat de Valencia, ISB: RANEPA, Institute of Business Studies Moscow, UNCW: University of North Carolina Wilmington, UH: University of Hertfordshire; ESSCA: Ecole de Management Paris

Additional Requirements for the Specialization

Check here to be sure you have all the necessary requirements for the specialization university (in addition to the core modules university) that you want to attend.

Universities Additional Requirements
IGC None
UV Experience in marketing or skills in marketing research software
IBS None
UNCW Proof of quantitative skills
UH None
ESSCA None

Documentation required for application

For International Graduate Center, Universitat de Valencia & RANEPA, Institute of Business Studies Moscow

Documents IGC UV IBS
Online application/ application form Yes Yes Yes
Curriculum vitae Yes Yes Yes
Letter of motivation Yes No No
Certified copies of previous university degree + grade report/ transkript in English Yes Yes Yes
Proof of English skills Yes Yes Yes
Proof of work experience Yes Yes, preferred No
Letter of recommendation by an employer / university teacher Yes No No
Certified copy of either birth certificate or passport Yes Yes Yes
Others Original APS-"certificate" for Chinese and Vietnamese applicants only No UG degree translated into Russian by certified translator or notarized

Documentation required for application

For University of North Carolina Wilmington, University of Hertfordshire & ESSCA School of Management Paris

Documents UNCW UH ESSCA
Online application / application form Yes Yes Yes
Curriculum vitae Yes Part of the application form Yes
Letter of motivation Yes Part of the application form Yes
Certified copies of previous university degree + grade reports/ transkrips in English Yes Yes Yes
Proof of English skills Yes Yes, only IELTS Yes (exception: if the applicants have studied in English for at least 1 year)
Proof of work experience Yes, preferred No Yes
Letter of recommendation by an employer/ university teacher Yes, three (including 1 from employer or suprvisor) Yes Yes
Certified copy of either birth certificate or passport No Yes Yes
Others Foreign applicants must submit international student forms None

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ENROLMENT

University Student visa Proof of financial support Passport photograph
IGC Yes, for non - EU students Yes Yes
UV Yes, for non - EU students No Yes
IBS Yes No Yes, four
UNCW Yes Yes No
UH Depends on duration of study and nationality Yes No
ESSCA Yes, for non - EU students
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