How competitive is entry into the GCB/ GDB program?
Based up past application trends it is expected that approximately 75% (to possibly 80%) of applicants to the GCB/GDB program will be offered a place on the program. Clarity around the criteria we use to determine entry and strict basic entry requirements tends to limit the number of applications from clearly unsuitable applicants – hence the high acceptance rates.
Applicants with an undergraduate degree are likely to need to achieve a standard that is very similar to a typical MBA student. While the standard of applicants may vary somewhat over time, it would be expected that someone with five to six years of work experience (especially if they had some managerial experience), a solid undergraduate degree, good references, a relatively clear nexus between their present/desired career and the course of study and a reasonable interview result could be confident of receiving an offer for a place on the Curtin GCB/GDB program.
For applicants without a degree it is much harder to outline the typical entrant into the program as the career achievements/progression and the references tend to take on a more important role. The main difference is that the average successful applicant will have in the region of 10 to 15 years of work experience with over 5 years of managerial experience.
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