Admission requirements and how to apply

Admission requirements

All students meeting the below eligibility criteria will be short-listed and will then normally be ranked according to their GMAT score. The highest-ranked candidates will be interviewed. (Faculty will determine the proportion of candidates to be interviewed, depending on the number of eligible applications.)

Interviewed students will be assessed as suitable or not suitable based on 'demonstrated leadership potential' as determined by the Faculty and offers will be made to students who achieve a satisfactory interview.

To be considered for admission to the MBA Full Time Intensive an applicant must have:

1. An approved bachelor’s degree

2. Meet the University's English language competence requirements

There are a number of ways to meet the University's English language requirements.

For more information, please refer to the University's English language competence page.

3. A valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is a requirement for admission to our MBA Full Time Intensive.

You may, however, apply for the MBA Full Time Intensive prior to closing dates without a GMAT Score, on the condition that you sit the GMAT and provide us your score prior to October 31 to complete the application process and remain eligible for a scholarship.

GMAT scores are valid for five years from the date you take the test so if you have already taken the test, please ensure that your GMAT score is still valid. Please arrange for your score to be sent direct to UWA Business School.

Our GMAT code number for the MBA Full Time Intensive is DSL-QR-84.

You can prepare and practice the GMAT test at the following sites:, and

GMAT websiteTo find your nearest GMAT Test Centre and available test dates click here.

Register to take the GMAT

Your nearest test centres in Western Australia are:

Central Institute of Technology
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge
Perth, Western Australia 6003

Level 1, Cloisters
863, Hay Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000

GMAT - 10 Frequently asked questions

4. Revelant work experience

Three years' relevant work experience, or two years' relevant work experience and a GMAT score of at least 650.

5. A satisfactory Personal Statement

Your personal Statement is a major part of your application. Below is the criteria by which you should prepare your replies.

Please attach a personal statement addressing the following questions in 1,000 words or less.

  1. What are your short-term and long-term career goals and are there particular sectors that you would like to work in? How will an MBA help you to achieve these goals?
  2. What steps have you already taken to help you achieve these career goals?
  3. What can you contribute to the MBA cohort and UWA Business School?
  4. How have you demonstrated leadership in your professional and personal life (provide specific examples)?
Download the personal statement template here.

6. Two satisfactory references

Choose your two referees carefully. Detailed below is the information required.
  • Name of candidate:
  • Referee details: (Name, Title, Organisation, Email, Phone)
  • How long have you known this applicant?
  • In what capacity have you known this applicant?
  • Does this applicant have outstanding leadership potential:
    Yes/No/Maybe (please provide examples to illustrate your view):
  • Has this candidate demonstrated excellence in pursuit of their professional or personal goals?
  • Does this candidate have strong interpersonal skills (i.e. Are they a good team member?; Do they relate well to people?; Are they trusted and well liked?)
  • Does the candidate have strong communication skills:
    – Written communication?
    – Oral communication?
  • Would you recommend this candidate for an intensive, cohort-based MBA program?
  • Is there any other information you are aware of that may be relevant to this application?
Download the referee statement template here.

7. A Curriculum Vitae

Please include in your application a copy of your curriculum vitae.

How to apply

To make your application as easy as possible, please note the MBA course code is: 43520.

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Important dates

Application Deadline Offers Sent
Round 1 1 June 2017 TBA
Round 2 1 August 2017 TBA
A first round of scholarships/awards will be granted at the Close of Round 2. In order to be eligible you must have a complete application and received an unconditional offer. All remaining scholarships/awards will be granted in November. Women are encouraged to apply.
Round 3 1 October 2017 TBA
Round 4 1 November 2017 TBA
Round 5 (Domestic students only) 1 December 2017 TBC

All application deadlines are 17:00 WST. Late applications for the MBA Full Time Intensive 2018 cohort (commencing January 2018) may be considered on a case-by-case basis, please contact

Note: Please ensure we receive certified copies of transcripts and accompanying documentation by application deadline to ensure we can assess your application prior to offer deadline.

DISCLAIMER: Information in this publication is correct as at January 2017, but is subject to change from time to time. In particular, the University reserves the right to change the content and/or the method of presentation and/or the method of assessment of any unit of study, to withdraw any unit or course which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or course and/or to vary arrangements for any course.

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