Graduate Requirements

Graduate Requirements

Applicants for the Graduate program are required to successfully complete an undergraduate degree from an accredited university which must be recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR), UAE with a CGPA of 3.0 and above on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent. Applicants with a lower overall CGPA (or equivalent) may be considered for admission based on their student profile, however will also be required to attend an interview with the academic panel. If accepted, the student will then be granted admission into the EMBA program on a probationary basis. If the undergraduate degree is from a country other than the UAE, it will be the responsibility of the student to obtain an Equivalency Certificate, as outlined below. For more information or assistance, please contact the Admissions office.

Applicants are required to provide a certificate of English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent from one of the below standardized English language tests that are recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR), UAE

English Language Test
IELTS (Academic) Paper-based TOEFL Internet-based TOEFL Computer-based TOEFL EmSAT
ENTRY SCORE 6.0 550 79 - 80 213 1400

Students applying for Executive MBA Program must possess a minimum of three years of work experience.

Students applying for 1-Year MBA Program must possess a minimum of two years of work experience.

A GMAT/CAT score is not mandatory to be considered for the Graduate program at IMT Dubai.

Eligible candidates will be required to attend an assessment interview with one of the faculty members from IMT Dubai. The acceptance decision will solely be based on the performance during that interview.

We are pleased that you are considering to join the graduate program at IMT Dubai, and we look forward to guiding you through the application and admissions process. The application process is simple and is outlined below.

Step 1

Complete the application form online. Apply Now

Step 2

You are required to e-mail all your supporting documents to Please note that any missing documents may delay your application process.

Step 3

Shortlisted applications will need to go through the evaluation process in person which involves a personal Interview.

  • Academic documents (high school and university transcripts/certificate).
  • Admissions essay reflecting the motivations for applying to IMT Dubai with a minimum of 300 words.
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of Employment Letter
  • Passport size photographs (4)
  • A copy of Emirates ID (If resident in the UAE)
  • A scanned copy of the picture page of your passport (and Residence Visa for UAE residents). • Equivalency Certificate, if applicable.
  • If you are seeking advance academic standing in your chosen program: certified copies of official academic transcripts, and syllabus details from a recognized university in the MOHESR, UAE.

All applicants for admission at IMT Dubai are required to obtain an Equivalency Certificate of their bachelor degree from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE. The attestation process is dependent upon whether you completed your degree in the UAE or abroad.

Applicants who completed their bachelor degree outside the UAE

In these circumstances, the student will be provisionally admitted to IMT Dubai and permitted to commence the first semester of study. However, the student must have their bachelor’s degree and transcripts/mark sheets certified by:

  • The issuing University and/or recognized authority for tertiary education in the host country in which you completed your education.
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the host country
  • The UAE Embassy in that host country
  • The Embassy of the host country in UAE must attest the authenticity of the documents and attestations. Additionally, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE must issue an Equivalency Certificate. Applicants must have a valid UAE residence visa when applying for an Equivalency Certificate. Failure to provide any conditions of your admission will result in suspension from the program.