Fluency in English is a pre-requisite for the Cambridge Executive MBA it is important that you can read, write and speak and understand English fluently.
If English is not your first language you must provide us with evidence of your fluency in English.
We require you to provide test results that meet the requirements of one of the tests listed below. Your results must be from a test taken in the two years prior to starting the programme.
- TOEFL – 110, with no element below 25.
- IELTS – average of 7.5, with no element below 7.0.
If you scored 7.0 on IELTS or between 100 and 109 on TOEFL, and you feel that you are a strong candidate, you are also welcome to apply. However, we reserve the right to ask you to retake the test to improve your test scores if it is felt that your English is not of a sufficient standard.
We ask you to self-report your scores on the application form. If you are invited for an interview, we will ask you to bring the original English language test certificates with you.
Evidence of significant work experience within an English-speaking environment may be grounds for eligibility of an internal English language assessment. If you have been resident and worked in one of the following countries for a minimum of three years, and within the last two years, you may be referred to the University’s Language Centre for an internal language assessment:
Antigua and Barbuda, Australia (also Christmas Island, Norfolk Island, Keeling Islands, Cocos Islands), Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory (also British Antarctica), British Indian Ocean Territory (also Chagos Archipelago, Indian Ocean Territory), British Virgin Islands, Canada (with the exception of the French-speaking areas), Channel Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand (also Niue, Tokelau, Cokelau, Cook Islands), St Kitts and St Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, Isle of Man, USA; Botswana, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, West Indies, Zambia, Zimbabwe.