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MBA Programs That Don’t Require the GMAT or GRE

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Welcome to Metro MBA's No MBA GMAT Requirement Guide

It’s not rare for programs to request that candidates take the GMAT or GRE tests or submit their scores to be considered for admission. Select programs, however, may not require GMAT or GRE scores with applications.

While there are plenty of MBA programs that don’t require GMAT/GRE scores on a regular basis, many are beginning to waive the requirement due to limitations set by the COVID-19 pandemic. These tests are typically taken in person, which can pose challenges for candidates.

Without a GMAT requirement, programs will weigh other factors more heavily. For example, someone who does not submit a GMAT score may be expected to have more work experience or a high GPA. 

Below are some full-time, part-time, and online MBA programs that don’t currently require the GMAT or GRE. 

Top MBA Programs That Don't Require GMAT or GRE Scores

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Temple University:  The Fox School of Business full-time and online MBA program only requires applicants to take the GMAT/GRE if they had a GPA of 3.0 or lower in undergraduate school.

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Colorado State University: Colorado State University offers an online MBA that doesn’t require GMAT/GRE test scores. The part-time and evening MBA programs also do not require applicants to submit GMAT/GRE test scores.

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University of North Carolina: The Kenan-Flagler Business School full-time MBA program will allow the GMAT to be waived if the applicant earned a GPA of 3.2 or higher in undergraduate school. Applicants applying to their online MBA program can be exempt from the GMAT requirement if the applicant has five or more years of experience.

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American University: The Kogod School of Business’ full-time MBA program allows applicants to submit an essay instead of GMAT/GRE test scores. Their online MBA program does not require the GMAT/GRE.

MBA Programs Without A GMAT or GRE Requirement

Atlanta

Emory University: Applicants for the evening MBA program do not need to submit GMAT/GRE scores. The university has made it optional to send in test scores to apply. 

Georgia Institute of Technology: Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business full-time MBA program has made the GMAT and the GRE optional for applicants for the year of 2021. Applicants to the evening MBA program may be eligible for a GMAT waiver based on academic and professional work experience. 

Kennesaw State University: Coles College of Business’ evening and online MBA program do not require applicants to submit GMAT or GRE test scores.

Mercy University: Mercy University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics provides an MBA without the GMAT. Its full-time, evening, and weekend MBA programs have made the GMAT and the GRE optional for applicants for the year of 2021.

 

Baltimore

Loyola University at Maryland: The GMAT/GRE test scores are optional for the Sellinger School of Business’ full-time and part-time MBA programs.

University of Maryland: R.H. Smith School of Business’ full-time MBA program still requires the GMAT; however, many score requirements are being waived in 2021.

 

Boston

Babson College: The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business’ full-time MBA program does not require the GMAT or the GRE for applicants during the year of 2021.

Boston University: There is no MBA GMAT/GRE requirement for the Questrom School of Business full-time MBA program. The university has made it optional to send in test scores.

MIT: Applicants looking to enroll in the prestigious Sloan School of Management full-time MBA program do not have to submit a GMAT or GRE test score. MIT has made the MBA GMAT/GRE requirement optional for the year of 2021.

Northeastern University: The D’Amore-McKim School of Business has made the GMAT/ GRE requirement optional for the year of 2021.

Suffolk University: There is no MBA GMAT/GRE requirement for Sawyer Business School full-time MBA program for the year of 2021. The university has made it optional to send in test scores.

 

Chicago

DePaul University: Applicants to the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business full-time, weekend, and evening MBA programs do not have to submit a GRE or GMAT score. The university has made it optional to send in test scores.

Loyola University:  Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business has decided to waive the GMAT and GRE requirement during 2021 for the full-time and part-time MBA program.

 

Dallas

University of Dallas: Prospective applicants to the MBA program at the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores to gain admittance.

Southern Methodist University: SMU’s Cox School of Business full-time and online MBA program has made the GMAT and GRE requirement optional for the year of 2021.

 

Denver

University of Colorado-Boulder: Applicants to the University of Colorado, Boulder Leeds of Business’ evening and full-time MBA are not required to submit GMAT/GRE scores for entry.

University of Colorado-Denver: The University of Colorado-Denver Business School offers several MBA options that have the GMAT/GRE waiver availability.

University of Denver: University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business has made the GMAT/GRE requirement for the full-time and online MBA program optional until Fall 2021. 

 

Detroit

University of Michigan: Full-time MBA applicants can submit a GMAT/GRE waiver in place of their test scores.

 

Houston

Texas A&M Commerce College of Business:  Texas A&M Commerce College of Business’ full-time MBA program does not require the GMAT. However, it does still require students to take the GRE.

Texas A&M Mays Business School: The Texas A&M Mays Business School does not ask applicants to the Executive MBA to provide GMAT/GRE scores for admission.

Texas Southern University: Executive MBA applicants at TSU are eligible for GMAT waivers in the place of sufficient work experience.

 

Indianapolis

University of Indiana: The Kelley School of Business online MBA program offers a GMAT/GRE waiver. In addition, students applying to the 3/2 MBA program do not have to submit any test scores.

Ohio State University: The Fisher College of Business full-time MBA program is offering GMAT/GRE waivers for all Fall 2021 applicants.

Northern Illinois University: Northern Illinois University’s College of Business evening MBA program has no MBA GMAT/GRE requirement.

Notre Dame:  Students applying to Notre Dame’s full-time MBA program can apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver. However, Notre Dame’s online MBA program does not have a GMAT requirement.

 

London

Imperial College Business School:   For the year of 2021, the Imperial College Business School does not require GMAT/GRE scores to gain admission to its weekend and online MBA program.

 

Los Angeles

California State University: The Long Beach College of Business does not require the GMAT/GRE for their evening and weekend MBA program. 

Claremont Graduate University: The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Graduate School of Management will not require the GMAT or GRE in for 2021 for full-time and part-time MBA applicants. 

Mount Saint Mary’s University, LA: GMAT/GRE scores are not required for admission to the university’s weekend MBA program.

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School: The Pepperdine Graziadio Business part-time MBA program has no GMAT/GRE requirement 

University of Southern California: People applying to the part-time and online MBA at the Marshall School of Business at USC will not be required to submit GMAT/GRE test scores. The school has waived the tests for the year of 2021.

 

Miami

Dayton University: Dayton University offers an online MBA that doesn’t require GMAT/GRE test scores.

University of Florida: The GMAT is not required for admission into the Hough Graduate School of Business’ online MBA program.

University of Miami: The GMAT is not required for admission into the university’s online MBA program.

University of South Florida: The Muma College of Business does not require the GMAT to gain admission into its full-time MBA program

 

Minneapolis

University of Minneapolis: Carlson School of Management offers a GMAT/GRE waiver for applicants who maintained a GPA of 3.2 or higher in undergraduate school.

 

New York City

Fordham University: The Gabelli School of Business has made the GMAT/GRE optional for full-time MBA students applying in 2021.

Metropolitan College of New York: When applying to the Metropolitan College of New York’s full-time MBA program, applicants will not be required to submit GMAT/GRE test scores to gain admission.

Rutgers University: Applicants applying to the Rutgers Business School’s full-time MBA program do not have to submit GMAT/GRE scores.

Sacred Heart University: Applicants applying to the full-time MBA program at the Jack Welch College of Business do not have to submit GMAT/GRE test scores.

Stevens: Students applying to the Stevens Institute of Technology School of Business’ full-time MBA program are encouraged to submit GMAT/GRE scores. However, they are not explicitly necessary to gain admission.

 

Philadelphia

Carnegie Mellon University: The Tepper School of Business does offer some GMAT/GRE waivers to select applicants applying to the full-time MBA program. 

La Salle University: La Salle’s School of Business does require GMAT/GRE test scores for the full-time MBA program. However, waivers are available for applicants who maintained a GPA of 3.2 or higher in undergraduate school.

West Chester: The Graduate Director at the West Chester University Business School may offer a GMAT waiver for its online MBA program.

 

Pittsburgh

Lehigh University: Leigh University’s College of Business and Economics does not require the GMAT/GRE for admission into their full-time MBA program.

 

Salt Lake City

University of Utah: The David Eccles School of Business does not have a GMAT requirement for its online MBA program.

 

San Diego

Alliant University: Applicants to the full-time and part-time MBA program at Alliant University are not required to submit GMAT/GRE scores.

California International Business University: Admission to the California International Business University’s MBA programs does not require GMAT/GRE scores.

San Diego State University: At SDSU, the Fowler College of Business has waived the GMAT/GRE requirement for full-time and part-time MBA applicants for 2021. The GMAT/GRE requirement may also be waived if any MBA applicant has already earned a PhD, MD, or JD.

University of San Diego:  The GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived if any MBA applicant has already earned a PhD or MD in the fields of technology or science.

 

San Francisco

UC Davis: Students who maintained a GPA of 3.2 or higher in undergraduate school can waive the GMAT/GRE requirement for UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time and part-time MBA programs.

 

Seattle

Seattle University: Albers School of Business and Economics has made the GMAT/GRE optional for full-time MBA 2021 applicants.

Seattle Pacific University: The GMAT requirement can be waived for Seattle Pacific University School of Business, Government, and Economics’ part-time MBA program if the applicant has already earned an advanced degree.

 

Toronto

McMaster University: The DeGroote School of Business does not require GMAT/GRE tests for full-time and part-time MBA applicants to gain admission into the program.

Wilfrid Laurier: The Wilfrid Laurier University Toronto Campus offers a part-time MBA that may not require GMAT/GRE scores to gain admission only for those who earned an undergraduate degree in Canada.

 

Tuscan

University of Arizona:  The evening MBA program at the Eller College of Management does not require applicants to submit GMAT/GRE test scores.

 

Vancouver

Vancouver Island University: The GMAT is not required for admission into the university’s full-time MBA program.

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