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MBSC MBA Application Guide:
Overview, Requirements & Instructions

Application Overview

Thank you for your interest in MBSC. We encourage you to review the enclosed information as you prepare your application for submission:

  • Review the Application Checklist and Application Requirements below as well as the Important Dates for Application Deadlines.
  • Create Your MBSC MBA Application.
  • Plan a Visit: Visiting campus is a great way to experience MBSC. See our listing of Upcoming Events.

Application Checklist

Your application to MBSC should include:

  • MBSC Application
  • Receipt for non-refundable application processing fee of SR500 for Full-Time or SR1,000 for Part-Time MBA Program
  • Professional Resume
  • One required essay
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (and degrees, if applicable) from all post-secondary coursework
  • Any other relevant documents indicated in the application form
  • Proof of English language proficiency

In addition, the following are strongly recommended, but not required:

  • GMAT or GRE scores

Important Dates

Your application to MBSC should include:

  • Initial Application Deadline (Round 1):

Applications should be submitted online by 11:59pm Saudi Time on Thursday,  March 1st, 2018. (Only applicants who submit their applications by the March deadline will be considered for Scholarships)

  • Final Application Deadline (Round 2):

Applications should be submitted online by 11:59 pm Saudi Time on Thursday, April 26th, 2018.

Application Requirements

Background & Prior Experience

  • Do you require work experience?

All MBA applicants are required to have a minimum of 3 years of work experience.

  • I already hold a Master’s from another institution. Am I eligible to apply to MBSC?

Yes, applications from students already holding a Master’s degree will be considered. However, please use the optional essay to explain your reasons for pursuing a second Master's.

Test Scores – GMAT/GRE

Is a GMAT score required for admission?

We do not require the GMAT score. However, students submitting a score will get preference over those not doing so.

Can I submit a GRE score instead?


Yes, results of the GRE can be submitted in lieu of the GMAT.

English Language Proficiency

Will I need to take an English language exam?

All applicants to the MBSC MBA programs must demonstrate proficiency of English language and can do so via prior academic degree, and/or an English Language Proficiency Exam.

If you have not earned a University Degree in English, scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam are required.

Letters of Recommendation

Who should I ask to provide my letters of recommendation?

You should seek recommendations from people capable of commenting on your professional, leadership, and intellectual capabilities. The most useful evaluations are from people who are able to testify to your professional and leadership skills. Examples include a former faculty member or current work supervisor. If you are currently employed we recommend that one of your recommendations come from your direct supervisor.

Will my recommenders need to submit a paper form or answer questions online?

When completing your online application, you will be prompted to provide contact information for your referees. He or she will be contacted via email and invited to submit recommendations in a format that we will email directly to him/her.

How many recommendations must I submit?

You are required to submit three, with at least one from each of the two categories a) a former faculty member or direct supervisor, and b) other influential member of your network.


Do I need to submit transcripts from every college or university I attended?

Yes, we require all of your transcripts. When completing your online application, you will be prompted to upload unofficial copies of your transcript(s) and degrees. If you are offered admission, you will be required to submit official attested copies of your transcript(s). Offers of admission are not binding until we verify your official academic records and test scores.

Do I need to convert my GPA into a 4.0 system?

Students reporting grades from institutions that do not evaluate academic performance on a 4.0 GPA scale should NOT convert their scores to a GPA. Report your scores or grades as your university lists them in your official transcripts. Keep in mind that we are familiar with international grading methods and will evaluate your grades accordingly.

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