Online MBA GMAT Waiver Policy
Though standardized test scores play a significant role in determining an MBA student’s potential, we at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management also recognize the value of professional work experience. Because of this, no GMAT scores or GRE scores are required of Whitman online MBA program applicants who have five or more years of professional or military experience.
Why We Value Standardized Test Scores
Applicants to our online MBA program come from a wide range of professional and academic institutions. Because each of these universities and organizations impart a unique set of skills on our applicants, reviewing common factors such as standardized test scores can be extremely useful for our admissions committee. The GMAT and GRE exams have proven to provide a strong indicator of both a student’s problem-solving abilities and quantitative proficiency.
The Value of Professional Experience
Creating a diverse community of students is an essential element of Whitman’s online MBA program. Our students bring their unique experiences and perspectives to our online classrooms, facilitating a rich, collaborative learning environment. Allowing applicants with a wealth of real-world professional training to forego the GMAT/GRE exam not only helps established, mid-career employees advance, but also enhances the discussions and connections available to all of our students.
Military and the GMAT Waiver
Although we do not offer military members or veterans course credit for their service, we do value the leadership and decision-making skills developed during military service. For this reason, we also allow military members and veterans with five or more years of military experience to apply to our programs without submitting GMAT/GRE scores.
Securing a GMAT/GRE Waiver
If you believe your professional experience qualifies you for a GMAT/GRE waiver when applying to Whitman’s online MBA program, please contact an admissions counselor who can walk you through the process of applying without submitting test scores. Our team can be reached at 844-797-4622 or you can email us.
The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a standardized test score (GMAT or GRE) from any applicant. In rare cases during the review process, the Committee may not be able to make an informed decision solely on the information provided. In these cases, an admissions counselor will request a test score on the Committee’s behalf.
In 1920, the Syracuse University’s College of Business (now the Martin J. Whitman School of Management) was the 16th collegiate business school in the nation to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).