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The AUA MBA Program welcomes applications from individuals who posses solid record of academic and professional achievements and can demonstrate their potential to succeed in a demanding program of study and a professional career after graduation.

The Admissions Committee of the AUA MBA program evaluates each applicant on the basis of a combination of requirements and does not reduce the admission decision to a test score or a grade point average.  The following criteria are used in evaluating applicants:

  • Academic Ability: The Admission Committee carefully reviews applicants’ academic records, performance in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and in the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL). The GMAT’s or GRE’s quantitative section is used as another predictor of academic performance in the MBA program. A 60% on the quantitative section of GMAT or GRE is a minimum pre-requisite for admission. The MBA program also requires an Internet-based TOEFL iBT score of at least 79, or an Academic IELTS score of at least 6.5. In exceptional cases, applicants with lower GMAT, GRE, iBT and IELTS scores may be admitted on conditional basis (these students are required to obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 at the end of the first term of their MBA studies). A minimum undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 (or 4.0 out of a possible 5.0) or equivalent is strongly preferred.
  • Work Experience: Applicants’ work experience is reviewed extensively including the number of years of full or part-time employment, the nature of industry and job title and job responsibilities.  Applicants residing in Armenia are required to provide proof of employment by submitting appropriate documentations including copies of their work books.
  • Personal Attributes: The Admissions Committee prefers applicants who are mature, honest, flexible, and personable. Due to the prevalence of interactive instruction methods such as case studies and teamwork, applicants are also expected to have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Evidence of these qualities could be deduced in application essays, letters of evaluation, the résumé and the personal interview.
  • Managerial and Professional Potential: The goal of College of Business and Economics is to admit applicants who have clearly articulated and well-defined career goals and a high potential for success in business and managerial positions. The Admissions Committee reviews applicants’ essays, letters of recommendation, résumé and quality of personal interview against key areas of competence which includes individual initiative and creativity, leadership, adaptability and perseverance.
  • Diversity: In order to promote a more creative and dynamic learning environment, the Admissions Committee, through its selection process, attempts to provide a degree of diversity for each entering class. We believe that our interactive teaching method and emphasis on teamwork can provide better results if students comprise a diverse pool in terms of cultural background, gender, educational and professional experiences, age, and future career paths.