Executive MBA Programs in the US That Don’t Require GMAT

Executive MBA Programs in the US That Don’t Require GMAT


Getting an exceptional score on the Graduate Admission Test (GMAT) is one way to demonstrate mental fitness for a graduate degree.

For over 60 years, business schools in the United States have been using GMAT as an entry requirement for students applying for an MBA or an Executive MBA (EMBA).

Skills such as analytical writing, arithmetic, verbal skills, and reasoning are tested with the GMAT. All these key skills are considered integral strengths of a business professional.

If you want to begin your EMBA journey, but are daunted by the pressure of the GMAT, then we have great news for you. Did you know that you could enroll in an EMBA program without taking the GMAT?

Many business schools in the US offer EMBA without the GMAT requirement. Instead, they evaluate applicants based on other educational and professional qualifications.

EMBA Programs That Don’t Require GMAT

The business schools listed below offer EMBA programs that don’t require the GMAT. In the Information table, you can see alternative requirements and waiving conditions on the GMAT:

Business School Information
Suffolk University – Sawyer School of Business GMAT is waived for applicants who met certain conditions
Pace University – Lubin School of Business GMAT is not required
Loyola Marymount University Applicants will be evaluated based on undergraduate and work qualifications
NYU Stern School of Business GMAT is not required, but an applicant may be asked to take the test if academic abilities are insufficient
MIT Sloan School of Management GMAT is not required
Kellogg School of Management GMAT is not required but an applicant may be obliged to take the test if there are areas of concern
Boston University School of Management GMAT is not required
Villanova School of Business GMAT is not required
Rutgers Business School GMAT waivers are available
Drexel University – LeBrow College of Business GMAT waivers are available on case-by-case basis

Full-time EMBA Programs That Don’t require GMAT

Here are more full-time EMBA programs in the US that don’t require GMAT. The table also shows the accreditations and duration of the program.

Business School Accreditation Duration
The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 21 months
Fox School of Business and Management AACSB 16 months
Columbia Business School AACSB 20 months
Marshall School of Business   22 months
Questrom School of Business   22 months
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business AACSB 22 months
Frank G. Zarb School of Business AACSB 11 months
University of Washington – Foster School of Business EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), AACSB 21 months

For many years, business schools have used the GMAT to evaluate key skills in EMBA applicants. Fortunately, there are EMBA programs in the US that don’t require the GMAT. Make sure to follow MSM Unify to stay updated with the latest updates in pursuing an EMBA in the US.


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