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Not All Business Schools Eager to Embrace GRE, Financial Times Reports

According to a recent report by the Financial Times, not all business schools are rushing to accept Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores in addition to Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores from prospective applicants to MBA programs.

The FT cited a recent survey by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions of admissions officers at 260 of the top MBA programs in the United States, which revealed that while 24 percent of programs already accept GRE scores in addition to GMAT scores, only 4.3 percent of remaining schools said they were considering adopting the GRE.

Of course, among the 24 percent that have embraced the GRE are schools with some of the very top programs in the country, including Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford Graduate School of Business and MIT Sloan School of Management.

The GRE test has become more popular especially as these schools have begun to admit younger students to their MBA programs, because it allows students to apply to a range of graduate programs – law, business or public policy for example – without having to take multiple entrance exams.

Dave Wilson, president of the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), which administers the GMAT, defended the value of the GMAT as an entrance exam for business schools in the FT article, saying that it was designed specifically for business students and therefore gives more accurate predictions of MBA success.

To read the original FT article, click here.

Posted in: GMAT News

Schools: Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UPenn / Wharton

One Comment

  1. Hi,

    The Yale SOM also very recently announced they would start accepting the GRE for MBA admissions as well.

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