A growing number of business schools are allowing prospective students with at least five years of business or military experience to apply for online MBA programs with a GMAT waiver. What does that mean? There are business schools for military and veterans! These programs value their experiences and are making strides to support them.
What Is the GMAT?
The General Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA.
Why are Schools Doing This?
Schools that offer the GMAT waiver value the leadership and decision-making skills developed during military service. They realize that a GMAT score is not the end-all-be-all. Furthermore, business schools who offer this waiver realize the value of their classrooms when they include students from different backgrounds and experiences. The classroom discussion and learning are richer for it.
Why Enroll in an MBA Program?
In a 2016 study, Eighty-eight percent of corporate recruiters who work directly with participating graduate business schools planned to hire recent MBA graduates. What does that mean? By having an MBA degree, you are increasing your opportunities for a successful career in the civilian world. This degree is one that is highly recognizable throughout the world. It can also be used to pursue other career fields since it is highly compatible with other degree programs.
Find the Right MBA Program for YOU
Want to browse the Best MBA Schools for Veterans? We’ve got you covered. Explore the Military Times thorough ranking of business schools. Then, reach out and ask schools of interest if they waive the GMAT for military too.
You can also explore different schools and the military and veteran assistance programs they have to offer with this handy resource.
Let us know what MBA programs you’ve looked at or found luck with!
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