San Diego MBA Programs that Don’t Require the GMAT or GRE

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Below is a list of business schools in the San Diego Metro that don’t require the GMAT or GRE. For a complete list of MBA programs in the San Diego Metro, click here.

Please note that many of these programs are executive MBA programs, which typically cater to applicants with many years of professional experience. Click on a program profile below to see if you meet the eligibility requirements for that program.

Alliant School of Management – Alliant International University


In lieu of submitting a GMAT score for the Alliant MBA program, the admissions committee may conduct an interview to assess an applicant’s abilities.

California International Business University (CIBU)


CIBU does not require GMAT scores for the Hospitality and Management MBA or Full-Time MBA program.

Fermanian School of Business – Point Loma Nazarene University


The PLNU Graduate Admissions team takes into account certain professional certificate programs, other graduate-level experience and the GRE in waiving the GMAT for the Part-Time MBA and the Full-Time MBA programs.

Rady School of Management – UC San Diego


The GMAT/GRE score may be waived for applicants to the FlexMBA or Full-Time MBA programs who have a master’s/Ph.D. in a quantitative subject (such as engineering or science), as well as those who hold an M.D. from a U.S. medical school.

San Diego State University College of Business Administration


The GMAT or GRE may be waived in light of a PhD, MD or JD degree only for the Part-Time MBA or Full-Time MBA programs.  Applicants to the Executive MBA program may request a waiver for the GRE or GMAT if they hold a doctorate from an accredited university, or earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in undergraduate or graduate school.

University of San Diego School of Business Administration


For the Full-Time MBA program, the GMAT or GRE requirement may be waived for applicants holding an MD or PhD in the fields of science or technology.  For the Part-Time/Professional MBA, the GMAT or GRE requirement may be waived for applicants holding an MD or PhD in the fields of science or technology.  Additionally, five or more years of work experience in these fields or business could also support a GMAT waiver; the University of San Diego also requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and proof of academic success in at least one calculus course at the undergraduate level.

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