GRE over GMAT...


Nancey_L
Hello folks, I have a quick question. I've been reading that the GMAT is the preferred entrance test for many MBA programs. However as far as I know it's not accepted for other programs. I'm going to apply for grad school, and I will apply to both MBA programs as well as other master's degree programs (potentially MPAs basically).

The MPAs that I am looking at do not accept the GMAT. In this case would it be appropriate to just take the GRE? Will the MBA programs admissions folks understand?
Hello folks, I have a quick question. I've been reading that the GMAT is the preferred entrance test for many MBA programs. However as far as I know it's not accepted for other programs. I'm going to apply for grad school, and I will apply to both MBA programs as well as other master's degree programs (potentially MPAs basically).

The MPAs that I am looking at do not accept the GMAT. In this case would it be appropriate to just take the GRE? Will the MBA programs admissions folks understand?
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Ayon
Most MBA schools would accept GRE. That being said GMAT is preferred over GRE since it is widely acceptable by MBA schools. However, I assume you don't look forward to apply to 457 Business Schools across 5 continents over 40 countries.

If you have a shortlist of B schools, simply search their website to know if they accept GRE or not.
Most MBA schools would accept GRE. That being said GMAT is preferred over GRE since it is widely acceptable by MBA schools. However, I assume you don't look forward to apply to 457 Business Schools across 5 continents over 40 countries.

If you have a shortlist of B schools, simply search their website to know if they accept GRE or not.
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Duncan
Unsurprisingly, the GRE is a signal to admission managers that you have a reason for not taking the GMAT. Normally it's either that you want to avoid more challenging quant questions, or that you are open to other graduate programmes outside the business school. Admission managers might think that students with the GRE are less likely to convert into students if offered a place and, in your case, it sounds like they might be justified.
Unsurprisingly, the GRE is a signal to admission managers that you have a reason for not taking the GMAT. Normally it's either that you want to avoid more challenging quant questions, or that you are open to other graduate programmes outside the business school. Admission managers might think that students with the GRE are less likely to convert into students if offered a place and, in your case, it sounds like they might be justified.
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mba hipste...
It (accepting the GRE) is also a way for business schools to attract non-traditional students into their MBA cohorts. If you’re applying to MBAs that are looking to expand beyond the ‘typical’ MBA candidate, this could play into your favor.
It (accepting the GRE) is also a way for business schools to attract non-traditional students into their MBA cohorts. If you’re applying to MBAs that are looking to expand beyond the ‘typical’ MBA candidate, this could play into your favor.
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Nancey_L
I think I understand, thank you all so much for replying! I've decided to take the GRE and see how I do first, then maybe taking the GMAT after.
I think I understand, thank you all so much for replying! I've decided to take the GRE and see how I do first, then maybe taking the GMAT after.
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mba hipste...
Sounds like a good plan - good luck!
Sounds like a good plan - good luck!
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kymma009
Can I take the TOEFL instead of the GMAT?
Can I take the TOEFL instead of the GMAT?
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