New York City MBA Programs That Don’t Require the GMAT or GRE


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

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Zicklin School of Business — Baruch College


Zicklin’s Executive MBA Program doesn’t require the GMAT.

Zarb School of Business – Hofstra University


Zarb’s Executive MBA Program does not require the GMAT for admission.

Lehigh University College of Business and Economics


Applicants to Lehigh’s Full-Time and Part-Time MBA programs may apply for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement if they have at least 10 years of full-time professional experience.

Stern School of Business – New York University


Stern’s Executive MBA Program doesn’t require the GMAT for admission.

Rutgers Business School, Newark and New Brunswick


GMAT waivers are available for Rutger’s Full-Time MBAFlex MBA and Executive MBA programs.

Stillman School of Business – Seton Hall University


Applicants can request at GMAT waiver for Stillman’s Part-Time MBA Program.

Lubin School of Business – Pace University


Applicants to Lubin’s Full-Time and Part-Time MBA programs who already hold a business-related master’s degree can request a GMAT waiver. Applicants may be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they possess a cumulative  undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater for 4 years of study  from an accredited U.S. baccalaureate program.

For the MBA Human Resource Management program, the GMAT/GRE is not required for applicants with a minimum of three years of documented professional work experience in human resources in a Fortune 500 firm (most recent ranking). Applicants who don’t meet this requirement may still be able to apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver if the applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 3.50 or greater from a U.S. accredited baccalaureate program.

Lubin’s Executive MBA Program doesn’t require the GMAT at all, however every qualified applicant to the EMBA program will be interviewed. The interview is structured around a series of open-ended questions asked of all applicants. It’s designed to get to know you, to understand your reasons for getting an MBA, and to review your career achievements and goals. Pace was one of the schools that pioneered dropping the GMAT and substituting the faculty interview in its place.

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