San Francisco MBA Programs That Don’t Require the GMAT or GRE


Below is a list of business schools in the Boston Metro that don’t require the GMAT or GRE. For a complete list of MBA programs in the Boston 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.

Edward S. Ageno School of Business – Golden Gate University


No GMAT is required for applicants to GGU’s Professional MBA Program. The GMAT is usually required for the Full-Time MBA and Part-Time MBA, but some exceptions exist:

1. Applicants who have an earned master’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited US institution.

2. Applicants who have a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher in studies leading to a US bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved institution.

3. Applicants who have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.

4. Applicants who have other professional licenses or designations earned by passing a nationally recognized US exam (e.g., CMA, CIA) and who petition and are granted approval from the Dean of the Business School

5. Applicants who can document more than 5 years of substantial professional and/or supervisory managerial work experience, and who petition and are granted approval from the Dean. If the applicant does not meet admissions criteria as stated in GGU’s catalog, s/he may be admitted conditionally with the approval of the academic department, in which case s/he must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their first 9 units at the University.

F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business - Babson College


Babson’s Blended Learning MBA Program does not require the GMAT.

Leavey School of Business – Santa Clara University


For Leavey’s Executive MBA Program, the GMAT or GRE may be waived on a case-to-case basis.

San Francisco State University College of Business


Though SFSU College of Business’s Executive MBA Program generally requires the GMAT, but it may be waived for applicants who have earned a terminal degree before applying to the program.

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