Top MBA with no GMAT Requirement

Advanced degree programs like MBA require standardized tests such as the GMAT, GRE or MAT. The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council and consists of three parts: the Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative section, and Verbal section. The GMAT can be taken on a computer in the form of a computer-adaptive test (CAT). However, there are some top accredited universities and colleges that offer MBA degree programs without GMAT requirements.

One such institution is Durham Business School in the UK, which is accredited by the Association of MBAs, AACSB, and EQUIS. The school offers distance learning MBA and MBA (Finance) programs and is ranked 13th in the UK, 22nd in Europe, and 80th in the world by the Financial Times Global MBA rankings in 2009. It is also ranked 15th in the UK, 26th in Europe, and 65th in the world by the Economist MBA rankings in 2008.

The University of Glasgow Business School, also in the UK, is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of only two schools in Scotland accredited by AACSB. It is also accredited by the Association of MBAs.

Henley Business School in the UK is the world’s largest triple-accredited provider of MBA programs (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB). Its Distance Learning MBA is ranked 2nd in the UK and 6th in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in January 2008. Its Full-Time MBA program is placed 1st internationally based on student and faculty quality (EIU 2008).

Hull University Business School, also in the UK, is featured in the top quarter of the Times Good University Guide 2009 rankings for Business Studies. The school achieved EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development and AMBA accreditation for its MBA program. The quality of the school’s teaching and learning has been rated as ‘Excellent’ with a score of 23/24 in the QAA review.

Edinburgh Business School, part of Heriot-Watt University in the UK, is listed as the largest program outside the USA (FT 2009). The school offers distance learning MBA with Specialisms in Strategic Planning, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Finance. More than 40% of Fortune 500 companies have students on its MBA program.

U. Carlos III Madrid in Spain is one of only five AMBA-accredited schools in Spain and does not require GMAT or TOEFL scores for admission.

Toulouse Business School in France does not require the GMAT for admission provided that applicants come from recognized institutions. It offers the Aerospace MBA, a full-time 12-month program from October to September, which is entirely taught in English. The Aerospace MBA program is accredited by AMBA.

Concordia University Wisconsin in the USA offers an MBA program that can be studied via independent E-Learning. Thesis and GMAT scores are not required. The MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Regis University in the USA offers an online MBA degree program that can be completed in 2 years without the need for GMAT or thesis requirements. The university is consistently ranked as a top Master’s university in the West by U.S. News and World Report.