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Obtaining your MBA degree abroad can be an extremely rewarding experience – it will broaden your professional network and provide you with an overview of the global business landscape. However, applicants headed to an international destination will first need to prove their English language proficiency. Some of the most common tests that B-schools require include TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) but there are other options that could also be suitable depending on the requirements of each programme.
Fortunately, with today’s rates of globalisation and ease of international communication, there are plenty of studies to choose from based on your language fluency. Many programmes throughout the world are taught in English even if they are held in a non-English speaking country, thus allowing you to gain a truly diverse business experience. Of course, you may also choose to obtain your MBA degree in your home country but to enrol in a programme taught entirely in English. In this case, having a sufficient score on a formal language test may still be necessary for admission.
Find out which of the commonly accepted English certificates will be most suitable for you.
Business school aspirants may be wondering why they have to sit for an English language test in addition to the GMAT, which has a Verbal section anyway.