UBI MBA's Admission

UBI’s MBA Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or minimum of five years management work experience.

  • A minimum of two to three years of professional experience is required. 

  • Proof of command of the English language, mainly IELTS or TOEFL IBT results (minimum 6.0 and 72 respectively).

The main criteria are past professional and academic performance, suitability for the programmes, and referee statements. Candidates are assessed holistically throughout the application process, culminating in a personal interview with the Programme’s Director (in person or via Skype/Zoom). 


The main objective of the process is to admit candidates that can bring individual contributions to the cohort while at the same time widening the school’s diversity to enhance participation and mutual learning among participants; this diversity is sought vertically (age, experience, and professional/life stage, etc) and horizontally (background, studies, origins, etc). 

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Admission Process

UBI offers two intakes onto the MBA degree programme: one in October (autumn) and one in February (spring).


Deadlines for October 2021 intake:                    27 September 2021

Deadlines for February 2022 intake:                       28 January 2022


  • Applicants are invited to apply directly online (click here). Along with an application form, applicants need to submit:

    • Latest degree transcript giving final degree result and breakdown of individual subjects and grades (in English or French).

    • Proof of command of the English language, mainly IELTS or TOEFL IBT results (minimum 6.0 and 72 respectively).

    • Passport or ID card

    • “Professional” portrait photo

    • CV

    • Any certificate of academic achievement / other awards, if applicable

    • Two reference letters. These letters are expected to make explicit reference to the applicant’s potential to develop a professional career in business and to pursue Master’s level studies.

    • 500-word personal statement: a critical analysis of the programme’s potential contribution to the applicant’s personal and professional development.

Note: All students attending UBI programmes are expected to bring their personal laptops for all academic events.


Admissions Board

  • The Admissions Board, led by the Programme Director, working with a lecturer in the programme, assesses each application package and makes recommendations based on the academic requirements and on the candidate’s overall suitability for the programme.


Essays/case study and interview

  • Candidates recommended by the Admissions Board are invited for an interview. Interviews for international candidates are usually conducted by Skype, Zoom, or similar. The interview lasts around 30 minutes and is arranged with the Programme’s Director. 

  • Prior to the interview, applicants need to submit a 500-word professional essay on a modern topic which will be communicated to the applicant beforehand. 


Admission offer

  • Successful candidates receive a letter offering admission within 30 days of the personal interview.

  • UBI welcomes students from a wide range of backgrounds to maintain a diverse student body and promote a stimulating learning environment. Applicants are not discriminated against on the grounds of political views, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age.

Please note:

  • UBI endeavours to accept only those candidates whose records indicate that they possess the qualities needed to achieve academic success and who are willing to participate in the programme in the spirit of openness and tolerance. Applicants are not discriminated against on the grounds of political views, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, religion, disability or age.

  • If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, an early application is advisable. Scholarships are offered on a merit basis.

  • Our year-round application process means that as soon as you complete your application it will be processed and considered, so there is no reason to delay.

For international students - VISA Request

Obtaining a student visa for Belgium may take quite some time (up to three months or more).



Therefore it is most advisable to apply 6 months in advance of the intake that you are applying to.


Before sending you any official documents for visa purposes, and in accordance with the Terms & Regulations applicable to non-EU residents, UBI-Brussels must receive a down payment of 9 750 Euros:

  • 9 500 Euros (refundable in case of visa rejection) in addition to a non-refundable administrative fee of 250 Euros.

  • The total amount of 9 750 Euros will be payable by bank transfer.

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