With the rigor involved, high cost coupled with the uncertainty faced, most students who want to obtain an MBA would gladly seek any means of getting to their goal without having to deal with the dreaded Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The truth however is, not only the returning students are trying to avoid taking the GMAT, top business schools have also started dropping the requirement for students to take GMAT in other for them to be considered.
Formerly, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) used to the major yardstick in which returning management and business students have to overcome in order to be given a chance to obtain their MBA. Several factors have also led the GMAT test to loose its relevance. One of them is the fact that the GMAT has proven not to be a true indicator of skills. Also, the time and resources spent has been a source of concern to many. At $250 for its test fee aside tutor fees and materials for studying, it is surely an expensive venture to take with an even more uncertain outcome.
Below we give you a list of schools that do not require the GMAT for returning students to be considered for MBA:
- DePaul University – Kellstadt (Chicago)
The university offers concentrations such as: accounting, economics, finance, hospitality, management, marketing and real estate. While the GMAT is a requirement, students can apply to opt out. But there are certain conditions the students who decide to opt out would have to meet to be considered without their GMAT. One of them is an extensive work experience. Also students with doctoral or terminal degree in MD and PhD with clear evidence of quantitative skills can also apply to opt.
- University of Phoenix (Phoenix)
The University of Phoenix offers concentrations such as accounting, health care management, HR management, project management, energy management, global management etc. The school only requires a Bachelor’s degree of 2.5 GPA or higher along with a minimum of three-year work experience.
- Loyola University (Chicago)
The Loyola University offers concentrations such as accounting, economics, business ethic, entrepreneurship, human resources, finance, information systems management etc. To be considered for MBA, the school does not require the GMAT but it requires a seven-year business experience among other requirements.
- Boston University (Massachusetts)
The Boston University does not require GMAT from returning students who want to apply for their MBA pursuit but it does require a ten-year plus work experience along with other requirements. The university offers executive programs.
- DeVry University – Keller Graduate School of Management (Online)
Keller Graduate School of Management which is the graduate business school of DeVry University does not require GMAT from returning students hoping to get their MBA. However they do require a GPA of 2.7 and above. The school offers emphases such as accounting, financial management, human resources, information systems, application management etc
- Suffolk University (Massachusetts)
The Suffolk University located in Massachusetts offers emphases such as accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare administration, business intelligence, financial intelligence etc. The school does not require a GMAT from returning students who want to apply for their MBA. However, they do have a long list of requirements such as GPA of 2.7 and above, among others.
These Universities listed below offer executive MBA programs that do not require GMAT from applying students.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts)
- Villanova University (Philadelphia)
- University of California (California)
- New York University (New York)