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On this page we show you who is in the MBA programme, what we look for in successful applicants and what documents you’ll need to apply.

MBA Class of 2018

The MBA Class of 2018 includes executives, public sector managers and entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries in Africa and beyond.

Countries Represented

Female Student Population

Average Work Experience


We employ a holistic admissions process examining what the totality of your experiences tells us about how you might benefit from the ALUSB MBA and how you would contribute to the ALUSB community. We place particular emphasis on the following elements:

Work Experience

We generally require that applicants have at least 5 years of substantive work experience.

Leadership Potential

We look for students who have consistently seized opportunities to lead.

Intellectual Preparedness

We look for students who demonstrate high analytical aptitude and an ability to rapidly master new concepts.

Application Checklist

The ALUSB MBA application includes the following elements:


Demographic Information

Brief details such as gender, nationality and years of work experience.


MBA Experience

This section exposes you to the type of leadership exercises you would be undertaking in the ALUSB MBA.



We require a one-page resume giving a clear summary of your academic, work and leadership history.


Undergraduate Transcript

Contact our admissions office if you do not have access to your transcript at the moment.



There is one mandatory 250-word essay. You have the option of submitting one additional essay.



We require two references. One must be a direct supervisor or someone to whom you have been accountable.

Note: We accept both GMAT and GRE scores, but they are not a mandatory part of our admissions process.

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