Does your institute hold Interactive Sessions for interested candidates?
Yes, S P Jain does hold Interactive Sessions for candidates who wish to have an insight into the Global MBA program. The schedule details for the session are uploaded on the website, prior to the date of the session.
Do you have interactive sessions for each course specialisation?
No, S P Jain does not hold any specific information sessions for a specialisation. It is for the Global MBA program as a whole.
How can I register for the interactive sessions? Is there any charge to attend a session?
Registering to attend a session is not mandatory, however, preferable. You may come directly to the venue on the specific date and time. There is no charge to attend the session. You may also bring parents, siblings, friends or any other associates.
Is there a maximum age limit for applicants?
There is no maximum age. We prefer that older candidates have relevant work experience.
I have one year less in my graduation as I followed the 10+2+2 system. Am I still eligible to apply?
No, you need a minimum of 15 years of education in order to apply.
What is the minimum amount of work experience required in order to apply for the course?
The Global MBA program is designed for candidates who have three or more years of full time work experience, which is a mandatory requirement.
I have less than 60% in my final exam. May I still apply?
Normally S P Jain selects candidates with a high academic performance only. However, candidates may still apply and the overall profile like academic records, quality of work experience, professional achievements, extracurricular activities and more will be considered.
I am currently working in Dubai/Singapore/Sydney. May I work and take classes at the same time, or will I need to quit my job?
The Global MBA is a full time program and does not permit students to work and study at the same time. Should candidates wish to pursue a part-time MBA, they may apply for S P Jain’s Executive MBA in either Dubai or Singapore.
I applied for the Global MBA program in a prior intake but was not selected. May I re-apply for this intake? May I apply for the same specialisation as last time, or do I have to apply for a different specialisation?
Yes, you may re-apply for this intake if you were not selected earlier, and especially if there has been a significant change in your profile from your last application. You may apply for the same specialisation, or you may opt for a different specialisation from your previous application.
Is it mandatory for a student to have an English Language Proficiency Score to enroll into the program?
At the time of applying for the program a student is not required to show an English Language Proficiency Score. On being offered admission and prior to the course commencement a student would be required to show an English Language Proficiency Score. This is a mandatory requirement for a student to obtain a Australian visa.
Some of the English Language Proficiency scores acceptable for Australian visa processing are (subject to change – it is advised that students check the Australian immigration website for updates and full information) :
IELTS: 6 (students may opt to appear for the Academic or General IELTS test)
TOEFL iBT: 60 (minimum)
Pearson Test of English: 50 (minimum)
PLEASE NOTE : S P Jain for admissions purposes needs for you to achieve the following scores, even though for visa purposes the bands required (as mentioned above) are marginally lower.
IELTS: 6.5 (students may opt to appear for the Academic or General IELTS test)
TOEFL iBT: 70 (minimum)
Pearson Test of English: 60 (minimum)
What is the last date of application?
Though the last date to apply for the January 2015 intake is December 1, 2014, it is advisable to apply as soon as possible. Applications are received and admissions are offered to deserving candidates on a rolling basis without waiting for the final deadline.
Do I need to submit two applications under two different specialisations?
This is strictly not allowed. Candidates should submit only one application and have the choice of applying for two specialisations in a single application only. Candidates submitting multiple applications may be disqualified.
Do I need to apply separately to the three campuses?
In view of the program being one, you do not need to apply separately for the three campuses; you need to send us one application only.
Is an entrance test required?
S P Jain requires aptitude test scores, preferably a GMAT or CAT score. If you have not taken the GMAT or CAT you must take an aptitude test conducted by S P Jain (SPJAT). We are also accepting SPJAT scores of tests taken from December 2012 onwards for the January 2015 intake only. For further details, please check the Admission Process on the website.
Do I need to send any certificates or references with the application form?
No. If you are shortlisted for the evaluation process, you would need to carry these for verification and if requested at the interview.
I have applied for a passport but have not yet received it. May I still apply?
Yes. However, for the January 2015 intake, you need to have your passport in hand by December 1, 2014, as we need it to commence your visa process.
After submitting my application, I noticed that I forgot to enter certain details. What should I do in this case? Should I re-apply?
If you forgot certain details in your application, or wish to update your application, please email us at email@example.com with the details. The admissions team will update your files. You cannot access or edit your application once it is submitted. Please do not re-apply, as this is strictly not allowed.
Will I go through an interview for admission?
Yes, an interview is part of our evaluation process if you are shortlisted for admission. The evaluation process includes a case study analysis, two short essays, and a panel interview (subject to change). The panel interview may be followed by a second personal interview.
What are the factors considered for final selection?
There is no one criterion for admission. We evaluate potential candidates on several factors. These are their GMAT, CAT, or SPJAT scores, their academic record, the quality of their work experience, extracurricular activities, professional achievements, leadership qualities, and more.
In what currencies may I pay my fees?
Fees may be paid in AED or USD. Fees are payable at our Dubai campus only. Evaluation and aptitude test fees may be paid as follows:
Candidates in India - in USD
Candidates in Dubai - in AED or USD
Candidates in Singapore - in cash only
Candidates in Australia – in AUD
What is the minimum score required in GMAT, CAT, and the S P Jain Aptitude Test (SPJAT)?
It is rare for us to admit candidates with a GMAT less than 650, a CAT less than the 80th percentile, or SPJAT less than the 80th percentile. However, we consider the overall profile of the candidate including past academic records, relevant work experience, extracurricular activities, achievements, and so forth.
I appeared for the GMAT / CAT / SPJAT three years ago. Are the scores still valid, or do I need to re-take the exam?
You must re-take the CAT as we accept the results declared in January 2013 and January 2014. We accept GMAT scores for tests undertaken from November 15, 2011 and SPJAT scores for tests undertaken from December 2012 onwards.
How will I know my SPJAT result?
As the SPJAT is an internal exam, and one of several criteria used to evaluate candidates for admission into the Global MBA program, we do not declare the scores. Candidates are informed via email whether their scores meet S P Jain's requirements.
How do I send my GMAT scores to you? May I enclose the copy of the mark sheet obtained from the test center, or do I have to ask ETS to send the scores to you?
If you have already taken the test, you need to fill in your scores on the application form where indicated. If you are yet to take the test, while registering for the GMAT you may indicate that you require your GMAT score to be sent directly to us. Our institution code is CL8-BV-59.
If I do not have a CAT/GMAT/SPJAT score, may I still apply?
Yes, you can apply and then take the SPJAT or any one of the other two acceptable tests.
How do I update you with my CAT/GMAT score if I receive them after I have applied?
If I have not done as well as I would like in my GMAT or CAT exam, may I take your internal aptitude test? Which scores would you consider?
Yes, you may take our internal aptitude test. We consider the highest score from all the tests when evaluating your application.
Are there sectional cut-offs for the CAT/GMAT/SPJAT score?
No, we do not have sectional cut-offs. We expect the overall score to meet our standards.
What kind of test is the S P Jain Aptitude Test (SPJAT)?
The SPJAT is intended to test candidates’ IQ, mathematical ability, logic and reasoning capacity, and English reading and comprehension ability. There is also a section on general knowledge. This section is intended to test the knowledge of current events and normal business awareness. The test takes one hour. The test paper consists of about 40 to 45 questions. The format of the test may change from time to time.
Is the aptitude test computer-based or paper-based?
The aptitude test is paper-based.
Is there negative marking in the test?
Yes, there is negative marking. Different questions may have different scales of negative marking, and this is taken into account while calculating candidates' scores.
When and where is the aptitude test conducted?
The aptitude test is normally conducted in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Dubai, Singapore and Sydney (subject to change). For the January 2015 intake, SPJAT will be held in September, October and November, 2014. Full details will be posted on the website closer to the test dates.
What is the duration of the student visas for Dubai, Singapore and Sydney?
Visas are valid for one year from the date of entry in the country, or until the expiration of the program, whichever is earlier.
Does the student need to make his/her own travel and visa arrangements, or does the School organize this?
The School will process visas for Dubai and Singapore. Charges for processing of the Dubai and Singapore visas are covered in the fees paid by a student. However, if there is a need for a student’s visa to be processed on urgent basis, the School would levy additional charges which will be shared with the student prior to the visa processing. Students need to process the Australian visa personally. S P Jain would facilitate and assist with the documentation. Australian Visa fees would be paid by the student personally as applicable.
Why does S P Jain not process Australian visa for students?
The Australian immigration authorities do not allow S P Jain to apply for visas on behalf of the students. Students would need to submit their application themselves. S P Jain shall provide assistance in case of any information required during the visa processing.
Where would I get more information on student visas for Australia?
PLEASE NOTE :
S P Jain for admissions purposes needs for you to achieve the following scores, even though for visa purposes the bands required (IELTS: 6, TOEFL iBT: 60, Pearson Test of English: 60) are marginally lower.
IELTS: 6.5 (students may opt to appear for the Academic or General IELTS test)
TOEFL iBT: 70 (minimum)
Pearson Test of English: 60 (minimum)
What are the financial obligations to be fulfilled for obtaining an Australian student visa?
Students are required to show sufficient funds to cover the expenses of their entire period of study/stay in Australia. These requirements vary depending on a student’s nationality and the Assessment Level he/she falls under.
What if I am offered admission by S P Jain but my Australian visa gets rejected, do I have to re-apply to S P Jain?
In the unlikely event of the student's Australian visa being rejected, he/she would have the option of re-applying for the visa and may join the next batch of the MGB/GMBA program at Sydney, after securing the same. This would enable the student to graduate from the MGB/GMBA program and avail of placement services. As students from all specialisations start from same location for successive batches, it would mean that the program would be a two-city program for such students. In other words, if a student started in Singapore and missed his/her second trimester in Sydney, he/she could do the second trimester in Sydney with the next batch and would then go to Singapore (not Dubai) for the third trimester. The student can register for placement assistance in Singapore, with the graduating batch.
In case a student’s visa is rejected and s/he wishes to withdraw from the program, S P Jain would retain the Registration fees of USD 5000 and also 1/3rd of the fees paid toward tuition, accommodation, course material, cases and simulations being the expenses towards the first trimester of the GMBA program to be completed in Dubai/Singapore based on the student’s specialisation and refund the balance fees paid to the School. Costs towards visas processed and medical insurance coverage paid for by S P Jain prior to the Australia visa being rejected are non-refundable.
Applicants would be required to provide valid proof that their visa has been refused and the reason for the rejection of the visa, to receive the refund. If unable to substantiate, S P Jain has the discretion of not refunding the fees paid by the applicant.
The batch could have between 80-100 students in total.
Is the rotation between the three campuses compulsory, or may I choose which campus to attend?
The four-month crossover between the three campuses is compulsory. All students begin the program in Singapore, and move to Sydney and complete the last leg in Dubai.
Are all specialisations offered during every intake?
Not all specialisations are offered every intake. The School will decide which specialisation will be offered for which intake.
When does the course begin? Do you have more than one intake in a year?
The course begins in Singapore on January 7, 2015 (tentative). Yes, we have three intakes. The first in January, second in May and a third intake in September.
Why is the duration of your course for one academic year only?
The Global MBA program is designed for executives who wish to take as little time off as possible. While some MBAs are two-year programs, ours takes fewer holidays and compresses classes into a shorter period of time. We cover the same material. The executives applying for the Global MBA are mature, intelligent, self-motivated, and ambitious. They are prepared to work hard to benefit from a one-year program.
May I take the course through correspondence?
No, you cannot take the course through correspondence. This is a full time compulsory residential Global MBA program.
I am an engineer. Which stream is suited for me?
This is a very subjective question. It is important to choose a specialisation depending on what career you wish to pursue. Engineers are welcome to apply to any specialisation. Having a background relevant to your specialisation enhances your profile.
Is S P Jain a university (or deemed university)?
The S P Jain School of Global Management is registered as a High Education Provider in Australia with full degree granting rights. It is also licensed by the Council for Private Education in Singapore and by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, U.A.E.
What degree will be conferred to the participants on completion of this program?
The degree is a Master of Business Administration (Global) awarded by the S P Jain School of Global Management, Australia. The specialisation is also mentioned. The S P Jain School of Global Management is registered as a Higher Education Provider in Australia. ‘The qualification is recognized within the Australian Qualifications Framework'. The Australian credential enhances the international acceptance of the degree, whether you wish to pursue more advanced studies or a global career.
Is internship a part of the program?
The Global MBA is a one-year program and does not accommodate an internship. However, there have been many instances where students convert their projects as a two to three month internship with the company (after the completion of the program). They often convert the project (and subsequent internship) to a job placement, as well.
Do you offer placement assistance to all your students?
Placement assistance is provided to students:
Who have opted to be a part of the 'placement' group.
Despite being in the placement category, students still need to abide by the requirements of minimum CGPA, attendance, code of conduct as declared by the S P Jain management and in the Placement Conditions at the beginning of the year. The CGPA requirement (which was 3.0 on 4 for the last batch) ensures that students put in efforts round the year to excel at school while not foregoing policies on attendance and ethics.
Are the placements only in Dubai, Singapore, and Sydney?
Placements are offered not only in Dubai, Singapore and Sydney, but also in India and other countries. In the past, we have had candidates who have been placed in China, Egypt, Senegal and more. However, the focus largely remains in the Middle East, South East Asia and India.
If I complete the program in Dubai, am I eligible for placements only in Dubai?
The campus on which you complete the program has no bearing on where you will be placed. You may be placed in Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, India or anywhere else in the world, based on your preference, and the job location best suited to your needs and profile. You may also choose the location (Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, India) where you wish to settle.
Are work permits for Dubai, Sydney, or Singapore easily obtainable after graduation?
Work visas are organized by the company offering employment. It is usually quite easy to get a work visa in Dubai, Sydney and Singapore.
Is on-campus housing compulsory, or may I stay off-campus on my own?
On-campus housing is compulsory and you cannot stay off-campus. The program demands much preparation, group study, and peer learning. Staying together on-campus facilitates a smoother learning process for all students, allowing them to benefit from team work, individual talents, cross-cultural exposure, and more.
What kind of on-campus housing do you provide? Do we have our own rooms? Do men and women live in separate housing?
Housing on all three campuses is on shared basis. In Dubai, students are housed in apartments. In Singapore, they live in dormitories. The number of occupants per room varies depending upon the size of the room (small = 2 occupants, medium = 3 occupants, large = 4 or 5 occupants). Men and women are housed separately in the apartments or dormitories, but live in the same building. In Sydney, students will be housed in apartments on shared basis.
I am married. Can my spouse reside on-campus with me?
Yes, you are allowed to bring your spouse. However, you will bear the additional cost of the spouse's accommodation.
Do you provide on-campus meals? Is vegetarian food available?
Various meal plans are available, both on and off campus, in Sydney, Dubai, and Singapore. There is a variety of vegetarian food in all three cities.