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Top 20 Business Schools Without GMAT Requirement

Akansha Pandey

Akansha Pandey

Dec 02, 2022

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The GMAT, also known as the Graduate Management Admission Test, is a multiple-choice, computer-based, and computer-adaptive standardized exam that is used internationally for admission to graduate management/business programs (such as MBA programs). And while GMAT is important did you know that it is not a necessity to get into the top universities around the world? Many universities in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand give admissions to candidates with GMAT scores. Check out some of them here. 

MBA in USA Without GMAT

You can now pursue an MBA in the USA without taking the GMAT if you want to study at one of the best MBA programs in the USA but haven’t studied for the exam.

UniversitiesFurther Information
Florida International University (FIU) 
You need to have two years of work experience and a 3.25 GPA or higher in business or a closely related field from your undergraduate studies
Rutgers Business School
You need to have at least 8 years of professional experience and a 3.0 GPA.
University of Louisville (UofL)
You must have at least five years of work experience or a master’s, MD, or Ph.D. from a recognized university in order to enroll at UofL.
Lubin School of Business
During their undergraduate programme, you must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
University of Arizona
If you received your undergraduate degree from an accredited university and had a GPA of at least 3.0, you are exempt from the GMAT requirement.

MBA in Canada Without GMAT

Some MBA programs in Canada will consider your application if you don’t have a GMAT as long as you meet certain criteria.

UniversitiesFurther Information
Queen’s University
- Two years or more of relevant job experience is required.
- a B average or above in an undergraduate business or business-related subject.
- Passing the ten necessary classes  with a “B” or above
York University
- a minimum B average for the final two years of a four-year undergraduate degree.
- Candidates with a three-year undergraduate degree who have at least three years of work experience may be considered for admission.
- Two years or more of relevant, full-time work experience.
Western University-You will need to have a recent résumé with references and professional experience.
- You must provide at least one reference from an HBA professor if you’re applying to the Accelerated MBA Program.
Wilfrid Laurier University
-You would also need to have a four-year college degree, three professional references, evidence of your English language ability, and two years of full-time professional experience.
University of TorontoAn undergraduate degree, professional work experience, references, two written essays, and interviews on an invitation-only basis are additional prerequisites for an MBA.

MBA in UK Without GMAT

UniversitiesFurther Information
University of Central LancashireCandidates must hold a 2:2 degree or have equivalent professional experience in a relevant field. Additionally, they must have an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
University of Edinburgh
- Candidates must have a UG degree with at least 60% of the required marks and at least three years of professional job experience.
- International students must provide IELTS or TOEFL scores as evidence of their English language proficiency.
Cranfield UniversityFor this 12-month program, a candidate must possess a UG degree with at least 60% of the required marks and three years of professional experience. Students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 and an IELTS score of 7.
Middlesex University
Candidates must have at least a UG degree with a 55% overall average and two years of job experience.
Birmingham City University
A bachelor’s degree with at least a 55% grade point average and a letter of recommendation from an academic institution are prerequisites for overseas students. Additionally, a PTE score of 64 or an aggregate IELTS score of 6 is necessary.

MBA in Australia Without GMAT

UniversitiesFurther Information
Melbourne Business School
A minimum of two years of reliable job experience is required by the University of Melbourne.
Monash University
Monash University provides management courses with a GMAT score as low as 550 or none at all. Despite the fact that a three-year work history is required, management experience of one year is preferred.
Macquarie Graduate School of ManagementYou must have a Bachelor’s degree, be proficient in English, and have a GPA of 5.00. (out of 7.00)
Deakin University
Students must earn 12 credit points, which must be split between 4 credits of elective coursework and 8 credits of core coursework.
Curtin University
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 60%. A GMAT score of 550 is required. They should have five years of work experience and an IELTS score of 6.5.

MBA in New Zealand

UniversitiesFurther Information
AIS St. Helens
Candidates must have a minimum of two years of work experience and a bachelor’s degree. The minimum band for IELTS should be 6.5, and no individual band should be lower than 6.0.
Massey University
Candidates must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 in order to apply. Additionally, you must possess a UG degree and more than three years of full-time work experience.
University of WaikatoCandidates must have 10 + years of experience or at least three years of management experience. In addition, the applicant must have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in order to enroll in this MBA program.

The acceptance of applicants without GMAT scores is common at several universities worldwide. So getting into a prestigious university does not require you to have a GMAT.

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Akansha Pandey
Akansha Pandey

Akansha Pandey is a journalism graduate who is passionate about helping students achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. She handles digital marketing and supports the process of guiding students to get admitted into their dream universities.

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