Some schools eliminating GMAT and GRE from EMBA application

Many EMBA programs are eliminating their GRE and GMAT exam requirements from applications.
Many EMBA programs are eliminating their GRE and GMAT exam requirements from applications.

Many major universities are in the process of eliminating GMAT and GRE test scores from Executive MBA (EMBA) applications.

One such program is New York University's Stern School. According to the Financial Times, the university was formerly allowing students to skip the tests by filling out waivers.

The reason for change is the average age of Stern's applicants and their significant work experience. The news source reported that the school's EMBA applicants are about 38 years old and have around 14 years of work experience, on average. Therefore, university officials feel it is more efficient to judge candidates on their previous academic and professional experience.

Other schools that have dropped GMAT and GRE requirments for EMBA programs include Northwestern University's Kellogg School and the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, according to the news source.

The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, is a computer-adaptive test composed of three sections, including the analytical writing, quantitative and verbal sections, according to Princeton Review. This test can be taken on most weekdays during the year.

The GRE, or Graduate Record Examination, is also a computer-adaptive test that includes the same three sections as the GMAT. The GRE is offered most weekdays and weekends throughout the year, according to the source.

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