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IELTS Scores for Business Schools

IELTS scores are accepted by a lot of business schools in UK, US, Canada, Australia and some other countries. If you are an international student, you need IELTS scores as one of the documents used to prove that you are qualified to study in those business schools.

It is better to check out how is the IELTS graded and set a goal for yourself before taking the IELTS test! Most business schools require an overall IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all parts (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). Different schools may differ based on the quality of students which they are looking for. Here is a list of top business schools in UK, US, Canada and Australia with their average IELTS scores requirements.
 

Top Business Schools in UK

UK is a dream land for many students who want to study business. Based on the latest ranking, the top 5 business schools are London Business School, London School of Economic and Political Science, University of Warwick Business School, University of Cambridge Judge Business School and University of Oxford Saïd Business School. Here is a chart of their required IELTS scores.

School NameOverall IELTS ScoreSection Requirements
London Business School----
London School of Economic and Political Science7.0L:6.5 R:6.5 W:6.0 S:6.0
University of Warwick Business School7.0L:6.0 R:6.0 W:6.0 S:6.0
University of Cambridge Judge Business School7.5L:7.0 R:7.0 W:7.0 S:7.0
University of Oxford Saïd Business School7.5L:7.0 R:7.0 W:7.0 S:7.0

Note:
1. London Business School doesn’t have minimum required IELTS scores on its website.

2. The chart lists average required IELTS scores. The requirement may differ for different programs.
 

Top Business Schools in US

Business schools in US also have a world wide popularity among students who want to further their studies. You have a lot of choice because there are a variety of business schools in US. Most of them accept the IELTS scores and require a minimum score of 6.5. Based on U.S. News & World Report, the top five business schools in US are Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business,  The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and MIT Sloan School of Management. Find out the score requirements in the following chart!

School NameOverall IELTS ScoreSection Requirements
Harvard Business School7.5--
Stanford Business School7.0--
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business7.0L:7.0 R:7.0 W:7.0 S:7.0
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania----
MIT Sloan School of Management7.5L:7.0 R:7.0 W:7.0 S:7.0

Note: 
1.You have to take the TOFEL if you want to apply to the Wharton School because it only accepts TOFEL scores.

2. The chart lists average required IELTS scores. The requirement may differ for different programs.
 

Top Business Schools in Canada

IELTS scores are also accepted by many business schools in Canada. According to Canadian Business, the top five business schools are Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University, Ivey Business School, Western University, Schulich School of Business, York University and HEC Montréal. Here are their required scores!

School NameOverall IELTS ScoreSection Requirements
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto7.0--
Queen's School of Business, Queen's University7.0--
Ivey Business School, Western University7.0--
Schulich School of Business, York University7.0--
HEC Montréal7.5--

Note: The chart lists average required IELTS scores. The requirement may differ for different programs.
 

Top Business Schools in Australia

According to the ranking of Eduniveral, the top 5 business schools in Australia are Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne, The University of Sidney Business School, Monash Business School, Monash University, UNSW Business School, UNSW Australia and QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology. Read the chart below to find out their required IELTS scores.

School NameOverall IELTS ScoreSection Requirements
Melbourne Business School, the University of Melbourne7.0L:6.5 R:6.5 W:6.5 S:6.5
The University of Sidney Business School7.0L:6.0 R:6.0 W:6.0 S:6.0
Monash Business School, Monash University6.5L:6.0 R:6.0 W:6.0 S:6.0
UNSW Business School, UNSW Australia6.5L:6.0 R:6.0 W:6.0 S:6.0
QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology6.0L:5.0 R:5.5 W:5.5 S:5.0

Note: The chart lists average required IELTS scores. The requirement may differ for different programs.

 

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2 Responses to IELTS Scores for Business Schools

  1. Tom October 31, 2016 at 1:30 am #

    Is it worth to retake the IELTS exam once you achieved the minimum score in order to improve it? Is it a 8.5 more relevant than a 7.5 in order to be admitted?

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert October 31, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

      That really depends on the university you’re applying to. Some unis guarantee acceptance as long as you meet the minimum score. Other unis are more likely to admit you if your score is above the minimum. To be sure of the policies at the schools you’re applying to, check the school admission websites. If you can’t find the answers on the admissions web page, contact the school itself and ask them if it’s important for you to get the highest score possible, or if the minimum score is enough to get you in.


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