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Eligibility criteria and necessary tests

Eligibility criteria and necessary tests
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First Published: Thu, Sep 11 2008. 11 04 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Sep 11 2008. 11 04 PM IST
I wish to do an MBA in Australia. I’m an engineering graduate, and have a first class every year. Could you suggest some good universities and also tell me about the packages offered after doing an MBA there?
For an MBA in Australia, you just need to clear the IELTS examination with a minimum score of 6.5 to 7 bands. Apart from the climate and the lifestyle, why would you complete an MBA in Australia? Well, those are two very fine reasons. But in addition, you should consider the location of your MBA, since a good MBA programme is not simply about what you study, but also about who you meet and network with for future benefit.
As Australia is geographically and economically close to Asia, doing business in Australia means understanding business in Asia. Based on its historical links to Europe and North America, Australia has built a cosmopolitan international economy with the majority of its trade now with Asian nations. Most of the international MBA students are from Asia: places such as Singapore, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India.
Also, there are a growing number of students from North America and Europe. Australia’s MBA students build networks with international students that benefit them in their future career and business dealings. Australia’s culture and environment is varied, providing a fascinating and enriching learning experience with its unique landscape, climate and exotic flora and fauna.
While Australia owes much to its European heritage, its political and social development has been distinctive, and Australians have become very conscious of their geographical position on the southern edge of the Asian landmass and their role in the development of the Pacific Rim economies. They also pride themselves on being a rapidly developing multicultural society, drawing strength from the richness and variety of cultures.
Most major universities in Australia offer MBA programmes, varying in length from 18 months to five years, depending on whether students are full- or part-time. MBA programmes have traditionally been a mix of both full- and part-time students, domestic and international. The programme structures vary, as do the particular subject emphasis with each MBA programme.
Australia offers considerable advantages as its universities are held in high repute internationally, and offer an enormous range of subjects in every discipline.
I am a student from Bangalore University. I have done my BCA (three years) course. My aggregate is around 70%. I am interested in doing my master’s in computer science/information technology from Australia. Am I eligible for the programme as my degree is three years, but it is a computer-oriented course, as I have studied all computer subjects. Will I be eligible? What are my other options? Are these degrees considered for employment in India by software companies, when I come back? When do the sessions in Australia start?
There are a lot of Australian universities providing master’s in computer science/ information technology courses. You are eligible for the master’s course.
Consider these options: RMIT University, University of Technology (Sydney), Swinburne University of Technology, Monash University, etc., and many more. They all are good universities to apply to. Degrees are globally recognized and well recognized in India as well. The major sessions in Australia are February and July.
After completing BTech, can a student opt for MBA in London, the UK immediately?
MBA in the UK is of 12-15 months’ duration. Most universities there require minimum three years managerial experience, Gmat score, bachelor’s degree with 65-70% marks, along with IELTS of 6.5/7.0 bands, such as the University of Middlesex and the Brunel University, etc.
There are some universities that offer MBA programmes for freshers— such as Cardiff University, University of Wales-Newport, and Liverpool John Moores University, etc.—in England.
Can a student get study visa without IELTS for studying in the UK?
If you have scored good grades in English during your school and college education, then you might get student visa to the UK without taking IELTS, but the high commission might call you up for an interview in this case. It is usually advisable to take IELTS, even if the university or the college waives the requirement.
For doing an MBA from Australia, is work experience mandatory? Further, what are the requirements or exams that need to be taken to qualify for the course?
For specialization in MBA, you need to have a minimum of two years full-time work experience after graduation. If you do not have any work experience, then you go for a general MBA. There are a lot of universities that offer MBAs such as Deakin, Grifith, La Trobe, Melbourne Business School, Monash University, etc., and many more.
The duration of the course is one-and-a-half to two years, and the major intakes are in February and July. An IELTS of overall 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) will be the mandatory requirement by the Australian high commission.
What are tests that one needs to take in order to study in New Zealand?
For an Indian national, an IELTS score is a basic requirement to study in New Zealand. Other than that, the course you opt for may have some special requirement, but generally an IELTS score and academic background are the major criteria for securing admission in any institute there.
For an engineering student from India, what is the eligibility criterion for an MBA in the US? What are the requirements for the course? Does it depend on the ranking of BE? What is the selection procedure? Are there any exams that need to be taken?
To be eligible for MBA, here is a checklist:
• You need to appear for Gmat and TOEFL
• You need work experience of two-three years
• Need to have completed 16 years of study 10+2+4. A high ranking in BE always helps to get a better university
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