Admissions

Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM) welcomes applications from students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience. Applicants will need to meet both Academic and English Language requirements for acceptance into postgraduate programs. 

Academic Requirements

Applicants for ADSM postgraduate programs must have completed a bachelor degree or equivalent at an accredited institution of higher education and have achieved the minimum grade as outlined below:

PROGRAM *BACHELOR CGPA – Direct Entry OTHER
MBA Any specialisation > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent 2 years’ work experience
Master of Science in Quality Business Excellence Business or

Engineering

> 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent Applicants with a degree in an area other than business or engineering and have relevant work experience, or professional qualifications, may be considered for admission
Master of Science in  Leadership and Organizational Development Business > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent Applicants with a degree in an area other than business and have relevant work experience, or professional qualifications, may be considered for admission

 

 

*Bachelor degrees must be from an institution recognized by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs.

Conditional Admission:

  • Achieved a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 – 2.99 on a 4.0 scale, or established equivalent, in a recognized undergraduate degree in a discipline appropriate for the program for which the applicant is applying; and/or
  • Achieved a 530 TOEFL (or its equivalent) as specified below;

Mature Entry:

  • Applicants with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 – 2.49 (on a 4.0 scale), and 2 years or 4 years (MBA) relevant work experience will be considered for admission.

All instruction at ADSM is carried out in English and you will need to demonstrate an adequate level of English language proficiency to enrol. The following are requirements needed for admission:

English Language Requirements:

TEST DIRECT CONDITIONAL
EmSAT 1400-1525 1250-1375
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 5.5
TOEFL – International Paper Based 550 530
TOEFL – Computer Based (CBT) 213 197
TOEFL – Internet Based (iBT) 79 71
Cambridge English Advanced (post-2015) 169 162
Cambridge English Advanced (pre-2015) 52 47
Pearson PTE (Academic) 50-57 42-49

 

  • Exceptions to the English Language requirement are as follows:

    a. A native speaker of English who has completed their undergraduate education in an English-medium institution and in a country where English is the official language.

    b. An applicant with an undergraduate qualification from an English-medium institution who can provide evidence of acquiring a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the Paper Based test, or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by the CAA, at the time of admission to the undergraduate program.

    c. With reference to b. above, applicants who commenced undergraduate studies in Fall 2007 or after, but are unable to provide an English language test result, may provide a letter from their undergraduate institution confirming that they met the English language requirements for undergraduate admission at the time of admission to the program.

 

Pearson Test of English can be arranged through the UAE Academy.

Contact the Admissions team:  admission@adsm.ac.ae

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