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Answers to the Masters programme

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

> What are the conditions for studying a master's program in the joint program between Birmingham City University and Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, University of Economics and Law and Hanoi University of Finance and Banking?

To participate in the master's program, students must meet the following conditions:

– University graduate from any major or have a provisional certificate completed within 3 months.
– Have a language certificate of 6.0 IELTS or equivalent. Students who are not yet able to speak English will attend an English supplementary class.

> Which university degree can you study for a Master's program?

Candidates with a university degree in any discipline will be considered. The program does not limit the major or type of study of the university degree when applying for admission.

> Is a university degree in the form of work-study accepted?

The program has admission to university degrees while studying, working, and other factors when candidates apply for study such as work experience, candidate's English ability.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
> What English certificates are accepted?

The program accepts English language certificates such as:
– IELTS: 6.0 (no band below 5.5)
– PTE Academic: 56 (no band below 51)
– TOEFL: 80 (no band less than 17)

In case the candidate does not meet the English requirements, the candidate can participate in an additional English course while studying.

> Are there any additional English courses for students before joining the programme?

The English language supplement programme aims to improve students' English ability and study skills. Depending on the student level assessment to enter the correct English language class, each level takes 2.5 months. Usually, students need to study 1-2 levels before entering a specialized subject. Students with an English level of B2 equivalent to 6,0 IELTS can enter directly into the specialized course.

> Are international associate degrees in Vietnam exempt from the English requirement?

The admissions committee will consider the specific case of the degree-granting unit, the language of instruction in the program and have specific answers for each case.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

> What language is the program taught in? Is the program taught by international lecturers?

The program is taught 100% in English. All program lecturers are PhDs, professors with expertise and many years of practical experience in the international environment.

> What is the specific study time of the program?

The program will last for 1 year, in which students will study 8 modules and 1 semester to write a thesis.
Classes will be on weekday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays.

> What are the study locations and facilities like? Is there a library?

Study location:

Major in Business & Finance:

+ University of Economics - Law (UEL): 45 Dinh Tien Hoang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (opposite to Ho Chi Minh City Television station)

Hanoi University of Finance and Banking (FBU): No. 31 Dich Vong Hau, Cau Giay, Hanoi.

The facilities are equipped with suitable equipment for the programme and with BCU's electronic library, tens of thousands of ebook titles, serving the study and information search of students.

APPLICATION PROCESS
> How to apply and apply for the Bachelor programme?

Application documents include:
– Application form (can be downloaded at www.mba.vn or received directly at the Admissions Office)
– Copy of university diploma (or provisional graduation certificate, certified English translation)
– Certified copy of Certificate of English (if any)
– Personal curriculum vitae (Resume/ CV)
– 04 3×4 photos, copy of ID card or Passport

> How to submit the application?

Candidates have 2 ways to apply

1: Submit the application directly

- In the Ho Chi Minh City

Apply directly to Ms. Le Thuan – Hotline: 0987 420 020 – 0909 300 994 at the Program Admissions Office at:

45 Dinh Tien Hoang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMC. (Note to the correct Admissions Office – Birmingham City University, meet Ms. Thuan – In charge of Admissions)

- In Hanoi

Apply directly to Ms. Le Hoa, Ms. Xuan – Hotline: 024 2263 1969 – 0967 986 341 – 0936 01 35 38 at the Program Admissions Office at:

Hanoi Banking and Finance University Building, 9th Floor, No. 31 Dich Vong Hau, Cau Giay, Hanoi. 

2: Send the application via email: tuyensinh@bcu.edu.vn (HCM City) or info@bcu.edu.vn (Hanoi)

OTHERS
> What is the degree awarded? Is it recognized in other countries?

After completing the program, students will be awarded a Master's degree by Birmingham City University which is recognized in Vietnam and internationally.

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