MBA Programs That Don’t Require the GMAT or GRE


Welcome to MetroMBA's No GMAT and GRE Guide. As the world's best business schools continue to evolve, traditional methods of entry begin to change. For many schools, that means admitting students that have not taken the GMAT or GRE test.

Below, we've outlined some of the best business schools in the world that do not completely require prospective students to take the GMAT or GRE for admissions: a list that continues to grow year by year.

Wait! Check these online MBA programs that do not require the GMAT or GRE. Application deadlines are quickly approaching:

Emory University

Applicants to the Emory University Goizueta Business School's MBA for Executives may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver. The school considers previous academic and work experience as factors into whether or not the waiver will be admitted.

Georgia Tech
Mercer University
Georgia State University
University of Baltimore

The University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business' Flexible MBA program does not explicitly require potential applicants to take the GMAT, or a strict amount of previous work experience

University of Maryland
Loyola University Maryland
Babson College

The Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business' part-time Blended Learning MBA (held at the Boston, Miami, and San Francisco campuses) may not require GMAT or GRE scores in its admissions process.

Suffolk University
DePaul University

Applicants to the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business full-time, part-time, and Weekend MBA programs may be eligible for GMAT waivers.

Lake Forest
Loyola University
Notre Dame
Baylor University

Applicants to the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business' Online MBA program may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver. As well, the business school does not require applicants to submit GMAT/GRE test scores for admission in its Executive MBA program.

University of Texas at Dallas
University of Dallas
University of Texas at Arlington
Texas A&M Commerce College of Business
Colorado State

Three Colorado State University College of Business MBA programs—the part-time, Executive, and Online MBA—do not require submission of GMAT/GRE test scores in order to gain admission.

University of Colorado - Denver
University of Denver
Rice University

The Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business offers a GMAT waiver for its Executive MBA program, to be admitted on a case-by-case basis. 

Texas A&M Mays Business School
University of Houston
University of St. Thomas
Texas Southern University
Imperial College Business School

The Imperial College Business School does not require GMAT/GRE scores in order to gain admission to its Executive or Imperial Global MBA. 

University of Oxford
University of Reading

Applicants to the UCLA Anderson School of Management Global MBA are not required to submit GMAT/GRE scores. 

Loyola Marymount University
University of Michigan (Los Angeles Campus)
Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles
Lehigh University

Both the Flex and 1-MBA at the Lehigh University College of Business and Economics may not require GMAT scores in order to gain admission, as long as they have already obtained a doctorate degree. 

Pace University
Seton Hall
Hofstra University
Drexel University

Applicants to the Executive MBA program at the Drexel University LeBow College of Business may be able to waive the GMAT requirement if they have already earned a MD, Ph.D., or JD.

La Salle
Temple University
Rutgers School of Business (Camden)
Penn State
West Chester
Alliant University

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

California International Business University
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego State University
University of San Diego School of Business Administration
Babson (San Francisco Campus)

Applicants to the Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business in San Francisco are not always required to submit GMAT/GRE scores.

Golden Gate University
San Francisco State University College of Business
Seattle University

The GMAT requirement for the Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics Leadership Executive MBA may be waived "in light of proof of related skills including verbal, quantitative and critical thinking."

University of Washington
Seattle Pacific University
University of Toronto

The University of Toronto Rotman School of Management may not require GMAT/GRE scores for its Executive MBA program.

Western University Canada
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University
American University

The American University Kogod School of Business Online MBA does not require GMAT/GRE scores for admission.

George Mason
Howard University School of Business
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