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My age is substantial higher than the average of 29 years, is this the right programme for me?

It all depends. For us age is just number. Our question in return would be, why now a full-time MBA programme and not a part-time Executive MBA instead. But rest assured that a considerable percentage of our FTMBA is over 30 years of age.

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

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What does the rolling application process mean?

It means that you can apply whenever you are ready and that we will immediately start working with your application. We do not have several application deadlines throughout the year.

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When was the RSM MBA founded?

RSM was founded by business (Phillips, Shell, Unilever and Shell) back in 1970.

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In case I received an offer to join the programme do I have the possibility to defer my offer to the next year?

Of course we will be disappointed that you will not be joining us on campus that same year, but we do understand that life happens and sometime a later is the better option. Therefore there is always the opportunity to discuss this option. In most cases it is granted.

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I already have an MBA, can I still apply?

In most cases not, but it all depends to which extend your previous university was accredited by the same organisations as RSM. This would be EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Should the other institute be accredited by at least one of these, then most likely it is not possible.

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Can I still apply after the application deadline in November?

Yes, it is possible however only until the deadline we can treat every application equally. Also keep in mind that a potential student visa can no longer be guaranteed after this date. Should the deadline have already passed, best would be to contact RSM directly.

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I have substantial work experience and/or a completed MSc, do I still need to take the GMAT or GRE?

Yes, the GMAT or GRE requirement is equal for all applicants regardless of your experiences. Those candidates holding a PhD could potentially be considered for GMAT or GRE waiver.

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Friday, 16 May 2014

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I have taken the GMAT/GRE several times, which score will be considered?

We will consider your highest score during the evaluation process.

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Does RSM have a September intake as well?

No, our FTMBA only starts in January

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How long does it take to hear if I am accepted into the programme?

Normally the admissions process can take 4 – 6 weeks but if needed it can be done quicker. It all depends on the schedule of you and of your interviewer.

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Can I already apply without a GMAT or GRE?

Yes, definitely – we could even be in the position to potentially invite you for an admissions interview based on the rest of your application.

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Do I need to take a TOEFL or IELTS?

In principle not, it is an optional requirement. You are of course welcome to include it with your application in order to strengthen it. Chinese nationals are required to take this test in case they will be applying for a student visa.

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Does it make sense to apply early?

Yes, as we have rolling application process our class fills up gradually throughout the year.

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I do not have an education in business or experience in business, would it make sense to apply?

Yes, definitely. We at RSM strive for total diversity in our class rooms. Not having a business background does not mean you have nothing to contribute, most likely it is even the opposite.

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I do not have three years of post-graduate experience by the start of the programme, I am eligible to apply?

You will find in the list of minimum requirements that we require our applicants to have at least 3 years of experience by the start of the programme.

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Can internship be counted towards post-graduated work experience as well?

In some exceptional cases the RSM MBA admissions committee could take it into consideration. It heavily depends on the level of internship performed by you. Best would be to contact and RSM MBA admission manager directly.

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