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Are the students with three-years of bachelor's degree eligible to apply for MBA in USA?
Asked by: Jai
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Posted on Tue, 17 Aug 2010 07:18:14 GMT
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I have just completed my bachelorís degree in business studies. We generally do have three years of bachelorís degree here in India. I am confused whether Universities and Business Schools in USA accepts student with three years bachelorís degree or not. If yes, please provide me the list of business schools or colleges that offer MBA program for three years bachelorís degree students. If not, please suggest what I need to do to get admitted for MBA program in US universities or colleges.

It depends on the colleges and universities you choose. Most of the MBA programs in USA require students to have 16 years of education, which is equivalent to the US bachelorís degree. However, there are some universities which accept international students with three years Bachelorís degree. Even though students with 3 years bachelorís degree are eligible for admission to these universities and colleges, they give preference to the students with 4 years of Bachelorís degree who have good grades, good GMAT scores and sufficient work-experience. That means the students with 3 years of Bachelorís have lower chance to get accepted than those with 4 years Bachelorís degree.

The best option to such students is to continue two years masterís degree following three years bachelorís degree to be easily acceptable to all the universities and colleges in USA. Some may consider even if student studies first year of two years Masterís degree and appears for that examination, because one year of Master's degree will equate to 4 years of Bachelorís degree in US institutions. Other option is to do postgraduate diploma programs offered by the US universities and colleges first, and then, to apply for MBA program in that same university or college.

If you have done exceptionally good in your three years Bachelorís degree, if you feel you are extraordinary student, and if you think that you can really do well in MBA program, then it will be better to apply in the US MBA universities or colleges along with your exceptional academic grades, GMAT scores, work experiences, letter of recommendations, and certificates of extracurricular and social activities.

Here is the list of the some of the universities and colleges which accept students with 3 years of Bachelorís degree:

Carnegie Mellon University,
Tepper School of Business, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duke University
Fuqua School of Business, Durham, North Carolina

Emory University,
Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, Georgia,

Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Illinois

Tuck School of Business,
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

University of Virginia,
Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia

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flyAbroad answered 7 years and 7 months ago

To be eligible to study masters level courses in US, you must have completed bachelors degree (should be equivalent to US bachelorís degree). In other words, you must have completed at least 16 years of education to study any postgraduate courses in US. So, technically students with only 3 years bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply for MBA program in US business schools. But practically, they do. Many US universities accept international students with 3-years bachelorsí degree provided that they have strong academic background in their 3-years bachelorsí degree, high GMAT score, good TOEFL score, and most importantly 3+ years of work experience in managerial field.

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Asahi answered 7 years and 2 months ago
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