MBA without GMAT


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Do you have a list of MBA programs that do not require the GMAT?


Why do you not want to take the GMAT? Maybe you should take it anyway and it will open up more options for you? It's just that even if you have good work exp and great recs, there'll be a ton of other candidates who will have the same, but will still have presented the initiative of having taken the test.I know the GMAT is a painful process, but it's a necessary hurdle to jump if you wish to have a degree from somewhere decent. You can achieve a good score if you practice with the free test that's downloadable from gmat.com

<blockquote>Do you have a list of MBA programs that do not require the GMAT?</blockquote>

Why do you not want to take the GMAT? Maybe you should take it anyway and it will open up more options for you? It's just that even if you have good work exp and great recs, there'll be a ton of other candidates who will have the same, but will still have presented the initiative of having taken the test.I know the GMAT is a painful process, but it's a necessary hurdle to jump if you wish to have a degree from somewhere decent. You can achieve a good score if you practice with the free test that's downloadable from gmat.com
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Alan

"...but it's a necessary hurdle to jump if you wish to have a degree from somewhere decent."

But clearly not everybody on this board is concerned with somewhere decent; just cheap and easy, I'm afraid.

"...but it's a necessary hurdle to jump if you wish to have a degree from somewhere decent."

But clearly not everybody on this board is concerned with somewhere decent; just cheap and easy, I'm afraid.
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trooper

I recently took the GMAT and got a terrible score! Since im an international student already in the US, my only option is to enroll in a crappy non-accredited school which does not require a GMAT score. I'm planning to retake my GMAT but need to be enrolled by this fall to stay legal. I found few in New York City, but im really concerned about the quality of education, job prospects and such so i need to get into 2nd tier b-schools at the least. Does anyone know if its possible to take courses at these non-accredited schools for a year while retaking a GMAT and then applying next fall for a better school?

Thanks.

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I recently took the GMAT and got a terrible score! Since im an international student already in the US, my only option is to enroll in a crappy non-accredited school which does not require a GMAT score. I'm planning to retake my GMAT but need to be enrolled by this fall to stay legal. I found few in New York City, but im really concerned about the quality of education, job prospects and such so i need to get into 2nd tier b-schools at the least. Does anyone know if its possible to take courses at these non-accredited schools for a year while retaking a GMAT and then applying next fall for a better school?

Thanks.

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sally

Trooper -- I would check with the schools you *really* want to go to make sure the credits would be transferable. many schools will accept transfer credits, but only for electives.

How low is your GMAT score? I think you can get into a lower-tier, but still accredited school with a pretty low score...

you can probably still retake your GMAT this year; you could just provide the preliminary results and back it up later when you get the official score in a few weeks. You would just have to take it immediately.. not sure if you would be ready.

PS I reread your post, and realize i didn't answer what you were asking... yes, you can go to an unaccredited school for one year and then transfer. However, you credits may not transfer and then you would end up being in school a lot longer and end up paying more! But if you're just concerned about staying in the US that's probably an option for you.

Trooper -- I would check with the schools you *really* want to go to make sure the credits would be transferable. many schools will accept transfer credits, but only for electives.

How low is your GMAT score? I think you can get into a lower-tier, but still accredited school with a pretty low score...

you can probably still retake your GMAT this year; you could just provide the preliminary results and back it up later when you get the official score in a few weeks. You would just have to take it immediately.. not sure if you would be ready.

PS I reread your post, and realize i didn't answer what you were asking... yes, you can go to an unaccredited school for one year and then transfer. However, you credits may not transfer and then you would end up being in school a lot longer and end up paying more! But if you're just concerned about staying in the US that's probably an option for you.
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University of Strathclyde does not require GMAT.

University of Strathclyde does not require GMAT.
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Masood Sah...

hi ppl, i am from india,bangalore, and i got offer letter recently, any one joining this year 2009-2010 class, le me knw...

i feel Carlos has its own advantages like AMBA accreditation,which only 5 Spanish schools have,so u will study with ppl who have good work experience rated top spanish school in any website you check,faculty are good, heard likes from MIT n Harvard.+ cost effective , and no gmat or IELTS, thats great,,,

it is not well known may be bcoz it in getafe,and uni started only in 1989, althou jus 1 hour from madrid...so living in madrid would be cool, i am planning to do tht.

disadvantages is, classes r in evening, 5 to 8pm,english version, like UK gives 3 year work permit after MBA, spain does not give, language prob, since ppl speak only spain.

all de best,anyone joining for MBA 2009-2010 and let me know about the same.
also you can write me directly at [email protected]

hi ppl, i am from india,bangalore, and i got offer letter recently, any one joining this year 2009-2010 class, le me knw...

i feel Carlos has its own advantages like AMBA accreditation,which only 5 Spanish schools have,so u will study with ppl who have good work experience rated top spanish school in any website you check,faculty are good, heard likes from MIT n Harvard.+ cost effective , and no gmat or IELTS, thats great,,,

it is not well known may be bcoz it in getafe,and uni started only in 1989, althou jus 1 hour from madrid...so living in madrid would be cool, i am planning to do tht.

disadvantages is, classes r in evening, 5 to 8pm,english version, like UK gives 3 year work permit after MBA, spain does not give, language prob, since ppl speak only spain.

all de best,anyone joining for MBA 2009-2010 and let me know about the same.
also you can write me directly at [email protected]
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saint

Hello there,

You should see the GMAT as a safety net due to the intensity of an MBA programme. I am sure you would like to know that you can get through such a hard programme without loosing such a large amount of money. I know its a pain and not the best test in the world, but schools feel safer about your getting through the year with a decent GMAT and also itt helps the school rankings. Good luck.

Hello there,

You should see the GMAT as a safety net due to the intensity of an MBA programme. I am sure you would like to know that you can get through such a hard programme without loosing such a large amount of money. I know its a pain and not the best test in the world, but schools feel safer about your getting through the year with a decent GMAT and also itt helps the school rankings. Good luck.
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saint

Dear mcalvosa

I know the feeling of having to do a GMAT test, iit is horrible and you may be asking WHY. Let me point out that if you are going to spend a larg amount of money on an Education would you like to know before you spend a fortune that you would pass or fail the MBA programme because that is what the GMAT will tell you whether you like to hear this or not. If you score from 480-540 you will find an MBA programme one of your biggest challenges, above 550 you can be assure that you have what it takes. Think of this GMAT test as a safety net as it really does test your analytical thining of which the first part of most MBAs have the number crunch courses, because anyone not passing these exams can be rejected and kicked out before Christmas, thus not efffecting the rankings that much.
Sorry forgot I answered just above.
saint

Dear mcalvosa

I know the feeling of having to do a GMAT test, iit is horrible and you may be asking WHY. Let me point out that if you are going to spend a larg amount of money on an Education would you like to know before you spend a fortune that you would pass or fail the MBA programme because that is what the GMAT will tell you whether you like to hear this or not. If you score from 480-540 you will find an MBA programme one of your biggest challenges, above 550 you can be assure that you have what it takes. Think of this GMAT test as a safety net as it really does test your analytical thining of which the first part of most MBAs have the number crunch courses, because anyone not passing these exams can be rejected and kicked out before Christmas, thus not efffecting the rankings that much.
Sorry forgot I answered just above.
saint
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Hi,
I am Indian resident. I appeared for gmat today and got terrible score of 400.
i would still to pursue for management in US.
I have 3 years work exp. what is the feasiblitiy of me getting addmission in US.
Is Gmat most important for getting admission. Are there any descent universities who doesnt accept GMAT.
Please reply and advice.

Regards,
Archana

Hi,
I am Indian resident. I appeared for gmat today and got terrible score of 400.
i would still to pursue for management in US.
I have 3 years work exp. what is the feasiblitiy of me getting addmission in US.
Is Gmat most important for getting admission. Are there any descent universities who doesnt accept GMAT.
Please reply and advice.

Regards,
Archana
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Masood Sah...

Hi Archana

gmat does not guarantee you admission, but top schools look at score 700 and above.but score of 700 also can not guarantee you admission.

not to worry, gmat is only one of the requirements,

your essays, statement of purpose,letter of recommendations, resume, job profile(roles), your gpa(percentage), interview . will play an important role...

so go ahead and apply to schools of your choice, if they like your application as a whole they will hire you.

if you thinking likes of harvard i would suggest, take gmat again.

hope this helps

cheers

Hi Archana

gmat does not guarantee you admission, but top schools look at score 700 and above.but score of 700 also can not guarantee you admission.

not to worry, gmat is only one of the requirements,

your essays, statement of purpose,letter of recommendations, resume, job profile(roles), your gpa(percentage), interview . will play an important role...

so go ahead and apply to schools of your choice, if they like your application as a whole they will hire you.

if you thinking likes of harvard i would suggest, take gmat again.

hope this helps

cheers
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Thanks.but.i dont want to take GMAT again nor do i want Harvard.
but what do you think a normal or descent university would accept my application.

Thanks.but.i dont want to take GMAT again nor do i want Harvard.
but what do you think a normal or descent university would accept my application.
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Masood Sah...

how much i know all the uni's in USA & Canada require gmat..
some of them may stress on gmat but most wont if your gpa is good,but gmat would be must... i would suggest go ahead and apply to uni's which you have short listed...seeing your profile as a whole you may be hired,,gmat is not every thing..

if you not keen for north america, i would suggest go ahead with UK..lots of real good uni's dont require gmat in UK..considering ur work exp and profile..you will get in many good uni's in UK.

infact if u want i can explain you why as a indian you should go to uk only and not other countries for mba.

how much i know all the uni's in USA & Canada require gmat..
some of them may stress on gmat but most wont if your gpa is good,but gmat would be must... i would suggest go ahead and apply to uni's which you have short listed...seeing your profile as a whole you may be hired,,gmat is not every thing..

if you not keen for north america, i would suggest go ahead with UK..lots of real good uni's dont require gmat in UK..considering ur work exp and profile..you will get in many good uni's in UK.

infact if u want i can explain you why as a indian you should go to uk only and not other countries for mba.


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Sure go ahead.

Sure go ahead.
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Masood Sah...

this is for any indian planning mba overseas

my first choice for mba was one of the top schools from canada...
but as i stand today.. i understand if i study in canada or usa,,

i am not going to spend any thing less than 60000$ for only fee's if i study in any decent school in north america.

scholarship is not guaranteed so chances are 1% out of 100 , as you compete with entire class and business school as a whole.so i am not thinking of it.

MBA is 2 years in north america, so my living expense entirely i assume is going to be nothing less than 40000$ for two years.

next thing you do is think about part time jobs, for a fact mba is so intense , it will kill most of your time in assignments..so you will not be able to do work on part time job's every semester.

next question is what is my ROI(return of investment) , i am spending nothing less than $100000, what will be ROI..you are the best person to judge your self..

do you know what does today's market say "West is coming to East" hope you know east is asia...in simple term scarcity of good job opportunities.

Now let me tell you as a indian why i choose UK MBA.

1. No visa problem, i will get visa in max 10 working days, this is not case with USA, i am sure many will agree..

2. Fee's.UK has few top schools, whose total fee is nothing more than 15000 pounds

3. Mba is only for one year in uk..a big + for working executives.

4. Living expense would be max 800pounds for a month..and one only mba..so high expenses only for a year...

5.so if i consider total amount i have spend on my fee + living , travel extra,, i am spending nothing more than 25lakhs + no part jobs.. when i compare same with North america i am spending nothing less than 50 lakhs, as dollar is 50 right now :)

6.Now UK and Europe , if you compare it will be the same.. i would choose uk from europe bcoz when i come back to india studied and worked in UK would sound better than rest of europe

+ Uk is english spoken country..so no language prob, if i compare to spain or france..

+uk gives me full time work permit after MBA , rest of europe comes in EU(european union) if you want to work post ur mba, your employee has to prove that you can work better than someone from there country, makes it hard for work permit..

i thought of australia too,, with current scenario, i dont need to say anything i guess....

hope this helps...

this is for any indian planning mba overseas

my first choice for mba was one of the top schools from canada...
but as i stand today.. i understand if i study in canada or usa,,

i am not going to spend any thing less than 60000$ for only fee's if i study in any decent school in north america.

scholarship is not guaranteed so chances are 1% out of 100 , as you compete with entire class and business school as a whole.so i am not thinking of it.

MBA is 2 years in north america, so my living expense entirely i assume is going to be nothing less than 40000$ for two years.

next thing you do is think about part time jobs, for a fact mba is so intense , it will kill most of your time in assignments..so you will not be able to do work on part time job's every semester.

next question is what is my ROI(return of investment) , i am spending nothing less than $100000, what will be ROI..you are the best person to judge your self..

do you know what does today's market say "West is coming to East" hope you know east is asia...in simple term scarcity of good job opportunities.

Now let me tell you as a indian why i choose UK MBA.

1. No visa problem, i will get visa in max 10 working days, this is not case with USA, i am sure many will agree..

2. Fee's.UK has few top schools, whose total fee is nothing more than 15000 pounds

3. Mba is only for one year in uk..a big + for working executives.

4. Living expense would be max 800pounds for a month..and one only mba..so high expenses only for a year...

5.so if i consider total amount i have spend on my fee + living , travel extra,, i am spending nothing more than 25lakhs + no part jobs.. when i compare same with North america i am spending nothing less than 50 lakhs, as dollar is 50 right now :)

6.Now UK and Europe , if you compare it will be the same.. i would choose uk from europe bcoz when i come back to india studied and worked in UK would sound better than rest of europe

+ Uk is english spoken country..so no language prob, if i compare to spain or france..

+uk gives me full time work permit after MBA , rest of europe comes in EU(european union) if you want to work post ur mba, your employee has to prove that you can work better than someone from there country, makes it hard for work permit..

i thought of australia too,, with current scenario, i dont need to say anything i guess....

hope this helps...
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hey is ter any exam to join in uk...............comparin to aus n uk whcih is best ya......is admission process going on nw...

hey is ter any exam to join in uk...............comparin to aus n uk whcih is best ya......is admission process going on nw...
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Masood Sah...

top schools of world ,require you to take gmat exam and toefl or ielts, so yes these exams are must

yes admission process for sep 2010 intake has started...

top schools of world ,require you to take gmat exam and toefl or ielts, so yes these exams are must

yes admission process for sep 2010 intake has started...
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awf206

Actually Harvard and MIT Sloan do not require a GMAT. You can use a recent GRE (score that is 5 years old). Many B schools will also allow the LSAT if you are enrolled in law school. The similarities between the GRE and GMAT are many. About time schools recognize them. And besides, the math you do in business is backed up with excel or an expensive calculator. Both tools are not used during the GRE or GMAT. So the real world application of the GRE or GMAT is questionable.

Actually Harvard and MIT Sloan do not require a GMAT. You can use a recent GRE (score that is 5 years old). Many B schools will also allow the LSAT if you are enrolled in law school. The similarities between the GRE and GMAT are many. About time schools recognize them. And besides, the math you do in business is backed up with excel or an expensive calculator. Both tools are not used during the GRE or GMAT. So the real world application of the GRE or GMAT is questionable.
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kastoori

SBS Swiss Business School does not require a GMAT score due to the fact that they offer an internal entrance test similar to the GMAT. But they do of course accept a GMAT.


hii reno,
jus wantd to ask tht, SBS accepts IELTS score or only GMAT?? n wht abt d work exp??

thanks n regards!

<blockquote>SBS Swiss Business School does not require a GMAT score due to the fact that they offer an internal entrance test similar to the GMAT. But they do of course accept a GMAT.</blockquote>

hii reno,
jus wantd to ask tht, SBS accepts IELTS score or only GMAT?? n wht abt d work exp??

thanks n regards!
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kastoori

Hiii Massey,
me too from india :) ri8 nw in final yr of comp engg.. planning to pursue MBA in uk,in general or in finance...(confused coz dnt knw which 1 of dem is easier n worth doing it...) can u plz suggest me the names of the uk universities which offer MBA with no prior work experience..

I've heard tht top ranked universities in uk req.2 to 3 yrs of experiance..but i wnt to pursue my MBA right after my BE course.

wht r d accredits??AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS??

I'll b giving my IELTS exam in march 2010..but, is GMAT score is also needed?? or only IELTS score will do??

thanks n regards!!

Hiii Massey,
me too from india :) ri8 nw in final yr of comp engg.. planning to pursue MBA in uk,in general or in finance...(confused coz dnt knw which 1 of dem is easier n worth doing it...) can u plz suggest me the names of the uk universities which offer MBA with no prior work experience..

I've heard tht top ranked universities in uk req.2 to 3 yrs of experiance..but i wnt to pursue my MBA right after my BE course.

wht r d accredits??AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS??

I'll b giving my IELTS exam in march 2010..but, is GMAT score is also needed?? or only IELTS score will do??

thanks n regards!!
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Masood Sah...

hi Kastoori

http://sahibzadamasood.blogspot.com/2009/07/mba.html


hope this helps

hi Kastoori

http://sahibzadamasood.blogspot.com/2009/07/mba.html


hope this helps
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