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


Below is a list of business schools in the San Francisco Metro that don’t require the GMAT or GRE. More information on the GMAT and GRE can be found in our MetroMBA No GMAT and GRE Guide and a complete list of MBA programs in the San Francisco region on our San Francisco Metro MBA page.

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.


Individuals who feel they have a competitive application may submit a GMAT/GRE waiver request prior to submission at the Leavey School of Business. Waivers are considered on a case by case basis and are not guaranteed. Your waiver request will undergo evaluation by the Admissions Committee and your decision will be emailed to you within 1 week. All waiver decisions are final.

To help you prepare in the advance, have the following documents scanned in PDF format so that you can upload them in your waiver application:

  1. Your resume
  2. International Evaluation Report (outside the US).  Scan and upload a copy of your WES ICAP or ECE course-by-course evaluation.  If you do not have a WES or ECE evaluation, you will be automatically denied.
  3. United States Transcripts: Scan and upload a copy of your US transcripts from each institution from which you received a conferred degree or transfer credit in the United States.

Applicants can find out more information about the GMAT waiver under FAQs and can complete the following form to request a GMAT waiver.

On the fence about whether or not to take the GMAT / GRE?

If you are thinking about taking the GMAT or want to learn more about Veritas Prep’s GMAT courses, register to attend a one-hour seminar hosted by Veritas Prep’s course co-creator.  This seminar will show you what to expect from the GMAT and how to conquer the exam.

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