Application/Admission Archives - IPBS MIM Master
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If you do not have your TOEFL or IELTS score before you apply, you can submit this later. Assuming everything else is in order, you will be made a provisional/conditional offer until everything has been submitted. Candidates must submit their appropriate TOEFL/IELTS score by the following dates:

1. If you want to enrol in a track with Northeastern University, you need to hand in your achieved test score by 10 June 2018 at the latest.

2. For the other tracks, you need to hand in your achieved test score by end of June 2018 at the latest.

Please note that TOEFL or IELTS scores are valid for 2 years after the test date and your latest score is considered.

 

Any applicant applying to an ESB link of the programme with 180 ECTs must do a compulsory integrated internship of 6 months (900 hours).

This internship is normally done following Study Block 2 in Reutlingen and before the student proceeds to the thesis phase of the programme. The ESB awards 30 ECTs for students who successfully complete this internship. Any candidate who already has obtained min. 6 months (900 hours) work experience postgraduation may have this experience validated by the ESB as the equivalent of the compulsory internship. The validation involves the student writing a 15-page report on the internship following specific guidelines. The report needs to be submitted latest by 1 February (first day of Study Block 2 at the ESB). The ESB will provide full details of this report once the candidate has been offered a place on the programme.

The equivalent to 6 months’ full-time work experience is required to be admitted to the programme. This can include internships, relevant part-time jobs etc.

Please note that for admission to ESB tracks only work experience post the beginning of your Bachelor’s studies can be recognized.

English native speakers or those who have graduated from a bachelor programme where the language of instruction was English are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS tests.

Usually, the diploma supplement (attachment to the diploma certificate) includes  detailed  curriculum explanation including the language used in the delivery of courses.

If this information is not quoted specifically in the diploma certificate or the diploma supplement, the awarding university should issue a letter certifying  that the working language in the Bachelor degree is English.

Non-business or Business Minors are students who have studied business as part of their degree by, for example, combining it with another discipline e.g. law, computing etc. but it was not the main focus of their degree. These students should have taken at least four business courses/modules during their bachelor degree, at least two of which should come from the quantitative area (e.g. accounting, finance, statistics, economics and/or logistics).

Aside from completion of the online application form, you need to upload the following documents as PDF files into your online application: Please note to hand in all your files in English!

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Academic transcripts (final degree or current status). If applying outside of Europe/North America or Mexico, please include an explanation of the grading system under which you have studied.
  3. Letter of motivation (minimum 250 and maximum 750 words).
  4. Two letters of recommendation, one academic and one professional recommendation. The sample form of the recommendation letter could be downloaded directly from the application form.
  5. Language Certificate: Copy of TOEFL (min. 83 ibt) or IELTS (6.5 with a min of 6 in each of the individual components) result (not required from native English-speaking candidates or candidates having graduated from an English-speaking university). In case you have to wait to take this test, you can submit the results at a later date, but your offer of a study place would remain conditional until you have submitted the required score.

The application file must be sent via the online system.

It is preferable that the referees use the form available online. However, they may also use a less standardised recommendation such as a letter, written on letterhead paper.

We require two letters of recommendation (you can download the sample forms from the registration form): one academic (provided by a business professor/lecturer) and one professional.

Applicants should have a minimum of six months’ and a maximum of three years’ work experience. This can be in the form of internship(s) or relevant part-time jobs during your studies or job experience acquired post-graduation.

Please note that for admission to ESB tracks only work experience post the beginning of your Bachelor’s studies can be recognized.

Yes. A copy of the transcripts available at the time of your application is a mandatory requirement and must be uploaded. The transcripts must be in English. Please also note that you need to provide us with complete transcripts to cover all elements of your studies, especially where you have studied at more than one institution.

The degree granting institution’s representative on the IPBS admissions committee needs to indicate recognition of the applicant’s university degree.

Please attach an explanation or, even better, an equivalency scale if applying outside Europe/North America or Mexico.

 

The application deadlines for the next intake 2018/19 are the following dates:

1.  If you want to apply for a track with Northeastern University: 1 June 2018                                                                      

2. For all other tracks: 10 June 2018

Applications will be screened on a rolling basis. You will receive a decision – negative or positive – generally within 10 working days.

The deadlines for acceptance of the Study Place Offer are the following dates:

  • If you intend to enrol in a track with Northeastern University: 10 June 2018
  • If you intend to enrol in all the other tracks: 30 June 2018

Candidates are urged not to wait until the last minute to send their application. If admitted they will thus have sufficient time for thought.

 

Yes. The TOEFL and TWE (normally part of the TOEFL exam) are a mandatory requirement to apply to the MIM programme. Candidates must have obtained a score of min 83 (ibt: internet-based test) or 220 (cbt: computer-based test).
Alternatively, the TOEFL can be replaced by an IELTS overall band result of min 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each of the individual components).
The TOEIC is not accepted.
The GMAT is not required for application / admission.
Native English-speaking candidates or those who have graduated from an English-speaking university are not requested to take the TOEFL or IELTS tests.
Candidates applying without a TOEFL or IELTS certificate will only be granted a conditional offer of a study place until their certificates have been received by IPBS.

Yes. The IPBS also accepts the IELTS.
However, the TOEIC and all other language tests are not accepted.

No, the TOEIC is not accepted.

No. The results must be uploaded with the application procedure.

If your achieved language test score is not available at the time you are applying for the IPBS MIM, please send the test result to the central IPBS MIM office at mimoffice@ipbsmim.com.

We need to receive your achieved score/the official TOEFL (or IELTS) report by end of June at the latest.

 

 

The GMAT is not mandatory for application/admission to the IPBS Masters in International Management programme.

Please also note that it is not a substitute for TOEFL or IELTS!

Interviews are not systematically organised.
Only the candidates whose motivation does not clearly appear in their application may be requested to do an interview. In specific cases, interviews may be conducted by phone or via Skype. Otherwise, any travel, lodging and living expense must be borne by the candidate.

You need to fill out the online application form and to upload the following documents as PDF files. Please note to hand in all your files in ENGLISH. For final submission you need to pay a nonrefundable €50 application fee.

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Academic transcripts (final degree or current status). If applying outside of Europe/North America or Mexico, please include an explanation of the grading system under which you have studied.
  3. Letter of motivation (minimum 250 and maximum 750 words).
  4. Two letters of recommendation, one academic and one professional recommendation. The sample form of the recommendation letter could be downloaded directly from the application form.
  5. Language Certificate: Copy of TOEFL (min. 83 ibt) or IELTS (6.5 with a min of 6 in each of the individual components) result (not required from native English-speaking candidates or candidates having graduated from an English-speaking university). Please note that you can hand in your language test score later if not available yet.

The applications are screened on a rolling basis. You will receive a decision – negative or positive – generally within 10 working days.

The application deadline is 1 June 2018 for all tracks with NU and it is 10 June 2018 for all the other tracks.

The deadline for acceptance of a study place is 10 June 2018 for all tracks with NU and it is 30 June 2018 for all the other tracks. Please note that once you have accepted your Study Place offer, the IPBS does not allow any transfer/change of track.

To proceed to the enrollment phase, a candidate must sign the offer and send both – the signed offer and the proof of transfer of the first payment installment of EUR 1,000 to mimoffice@ipbsmim.com. In case of withdrawal, the first installment is not refundable.

The candidate will then be contacted by the two schools to begin the enrollment process.

 

 

 

The application procedure is the same for all candidates.

The online application form is available on the web site www.ipbsmim.com. You need to upload all requested documents (CV, transcripts, motivation letter, recommendation letters and language certificate) as a PDF file  in your online application form.

Please note that the entire application process is completed online.