The Institute for MBA Preparation (IMP) is a two-part program for students who are planning to pursue graduate business study in an English-speaking environment.  For the first three weeks, students participate in courses designed to help master the necessary skills for MBA programs in the U.S.  For the final week, students examine the MBA application process, particularly issues related to self-discovery, interviewing, essay writing, and program research and selection. 

  • 4 week program
  • 20 academic hours per week
  • 3-5 hours of socio-cultural activities per week
  • 1 level: advanced

Students who have already been accepted to an MBA program but are interested in attending the first three weeks of IMP should contact the ELP.

Sample Weekly Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30-9:35 Power Reading Accurate Speaking Power Reading Accurate Speaking Power Reading
9:50-12:05 MBA Core: Case Study Analysis, Discussion, and Write-Up MBA Core: Formal Presentations MBA Core: Impromptu Speaking MBA Core: Team Building & Learning MBA Core: Case Study Stakeholder Analysis & Simulation
12:05-1:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30-3:00 Guest Lecture and Discussion with Wharton Professor   Library Research Major League Baseball game

Program Requirements

Students must have completed their undergraduate degree and must have a language proficiency at CEFR level of B2+ as demonstrated by TOEFL iBT of 84+, TOEFL PBT of 565+, IELTS of 6.5+, or TOEIC of 800+.  Students who have already been accepted to a U.S. MBA program do not need to apply with test scores.