UC Irvine Becomes Latest LA Business School to Offer GMAT/GRE Waiver

UC Irvine Offering GMAT-GRE Waiver

Applying for an MBA program is a long process: There’s plenty of applications, essays, and interviews involved in getting you into the program atop your list. To add insult to injury, many programs require a GMAT or GRE score, only adding to potential workload and stress.

On that note, prospective MBAs in the Los Angeles metro got some good news recently. The Paul Merage School of Business has announced a new GMAT/GRE waiver for qualified Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) applicants.

A waiver means that prospective MBAs won’t have to spend hours studying for the GMAT or GRE. It also benefits those who would identify as poor test takers.

“At the Merage School, we recognize and value strong academic achievement. By waiving the GMAT or GRE requirement, we are rewarding high achievers for their academic excellence,” Jon Masciana, Senior Director of the FEMBA program at the Merage School, recently said in a press release.

Prospective MBAs must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the GMAT waiver:

  • Must be a qualified FEMBA candidate.
  • Must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a US institution.
  • Must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher in a quantitative area.

Accepted quantitative areas of study include:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Information and Computer Science
  • Health Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

Are you interested in learning more? For more information about the waiver contact Jon Masciana or attend an upcoming admissions and recruiting event.

Merage now joins a number of other business schools in the Los Angeles metro that don’t require a GMAT or GRE for their EMBA programs, including:

Located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the UC Irvine campus is just ten minutes away from the coastal communities of Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach. The Paul Merage School of Business offers a full-time, two year MBA program, as well as a part-time MBA, Executive, and Healthcare Executive MBA programs.


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Max Pulcini

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