Executive MBA programs that don’t require the GMAT or offer GMAT waivers

EMBA Programs where GMAT isn't required | EMBA Programs with GMAT Waivers

Don't have time to take the GMAT? These EMBA programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East don't require the GMAT or offer GMAT waivers or offer GMAT alternatives like the Executive Assessment from GMAC.
Business SchoolProgramLocationRegionProgram BeginsAccepts Executive Assessment? / GRE?Requires GMAT?GMAT Waiver?
MIT Sloan School of ManagementMIT Sloan FellowsCambridge, MANortheastJuneNo / YesYesYou may request a waiver if you have taken a minimum of three (3) university-level quantitative courses in microeconomics, accounting, finance, or advanced math such as calculus, statistics, etc. and received a grade “B” or better.
MIT Sloan School of ManagementExecutive MBACambridge, MANortheastSeptemberNo / NoNoNo waiver required
Columbia Business SchoolExecutive MBANew York, NYNortheastMay & AugustYes / YesYesNo waiver but you may take the Executive Assessment in lieu of the GMAT
Cornell Johnson College of BusinessExecutive MBA AmericasIthaca, NYNortheastJulyNo / NoNoNo waiver required
Cornell Johnson College of BusinessExecutive MBA Metro NYNew York, NYNortheastJulyNo / NoNoNo waiver required
Cornell Johnson College of BusinessExecutive MBA & MS in Healthcare LeadershipNew York, NYNortheastAugustNo / NoNoNo waiver required
NYU Stern School of BusinessExecutive MBANew York, NYNortheastAugust & JanuaryNo / NoNoNo waiver required
NYU Stern School of Business & LSE & HEC ParisTRIUMWorldwideWorldwideSeptemberNo / NoNoNo waiver required
Boston University Questrom School of BusinessExecutive MBABoston, MANortheastJanuaryNo / NoNoNo waiver required
Chicago BoothExecutive MBAChicago, ILMidwestJuneYes / YesYesApplicants with strong quantitative skills may be granted a waiver. Evidence includes: university-level coursework in quantitative subjects (examples include statistics, economics, financial accounting, and engineering), certifications like the CFA etc., or work experience.
Loyola University Quinlan School of BusinessExecutive MBAChicago, ILMidwestAugustNo / NoNoNo waiver required
Kellogg EMBAExecutive MBAEvanston, ILMidwestSeptember & JanuaryNo / NoNoNo waiver required
Kellogg EMBAExecutive MBAMiami, FLSouthSeptember & JanuaryNo / NoNoNo waiver required
Loyola Marymount UniversityExecutive MBALos Angeles, CAWest CoastAugustNo / NoYesThe GMAT exam is not required for EMBA applicants who are able to demonstrate, either through past academic performance or work experience, sufficient strength in the areas of quantitative and analytical reasoning. Candidates will be advised after the initial interview and application screening if the GMAT is required.
UCLA Anderson School of ManagementExecutive MBALos Angeles, CAWest CoastSeptemberYes / YesYesThe Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or Executive Assessment (EA) are the universal measure by which we compare candidates. If you have an advanced degree in a quantitative area and/or extensive experience in a quantitative field, you may petition that the test be waived.
USC Marshall School of BusinessExecutive MBALos Angeles, CA / San Diego, CAWest CoastAugustNo / NoNoNo waiver required
Chicago BoothExecutive MBALondon, UKEuropeJuneYes / YesYesApplicants with strong quantitative skills may be granted a waiver. Evidence includes: university-level coursework in quantitative subjects (examples include statistics, economics, financial accounting, and engineering), certifications like the CFA etc., or work experience.
Imperial College Business SchoolExecutive MBALondon, UKEuropeFebruaryNo / NoNoNo waiver required
University of Oxford Saïd Business SchoolExecutive MBAOxford, UKEuropeJanuary & SeptemberNo / NoYesNo waiver for candidates with less than 10 years of management experience. Waiver available for candidates with 10 or more years of management experience may be exempt from the GMAT requirement, at the discretion of our Admissions Committee
INSEADGlobal Executive MBA Europe (GEMBA)Fountainbleau, FranceEuropeNovemberNo / Yes (INSEAD Exam)YesThe INSEAD Admissions Test can be taken in lieu of the GMAT
Chicago BoothExecutive MBAHong KongAsiaJuneYes / YesYesApplicants with strong quantitative skills may be granted a waiver. Evidence includes: university-level coursework in quantitative subjects (examples include statistics, economics, financial accounting, and engineering), certifications like the CFA etc., or work experience.
USC Marshall School of BusinessGlobal Executive MBA in ShanghaiShanghaiAsiaMayNo / NoNoNo waiver required
INSEAD & Tsinghua UniversityTsinghua-INSEAD EMBA (TIEMBA)Beijing, ChinaAsiaJuneNo / Yes (TIEMBA Exam)YesNo waiver. The TIEMBA Entrance Exam can be taken in lieu of the GMAT
INSEADGlobal Executive MBA Asia (GEMBA)SingaporeAsiaAugustNo / Yes (INSEAD Exam)YesThe INSEAD Admissions Test can be taken in lieu of the GMAT
INSEADGlobal Executive MBA Middle East (GEMBA)Abu Dhabi, UAEMiddle EastOctoberNo / Yes (INSEAD Exam)YesThe INSEAD Admissions Test can be taken in lieu of the GMAT
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