MBA entrance exam

The Professional MBA Program accepts either the GMAT or GRE for admission.

We recommend the GMAT due to its long history as an MBA entrance exam. This chart explains the differences between the two. Check our waiver info to see if you are eligible to waive the exam.

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-adaptive test that measures verbal, mathematical, reasoning, and analytical writing skills. Cost: $250

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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a computer-based test that measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing skills. Cost: $205

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We grant two types of GMAT/GRE waivers. One is based on your degrees earned, and the other on a combination of academic background and work experience. See if you're eligible.

See GMAT/GRE waiver criteria

What GMAT or GRE score do you need?

We carefully consider your entire application, not just your test scores. This includes your work background, undergrad GPA, and test scores (if you started as a PreMBA student, we’ll also consider your grades for those courses). If your score falls below the first quartile (lower than 25%), we recommend retaking before applying. GMAT and GRE scores are good for five years. Apply before your scores expire.

  • Target GMAT total score: 520+
  • Target GRE score: 153+ Quantitative, 153+ Verbal

It definitely pays to practice for the tests and familiarize yourself with their format. To get you started, we've created a cheat sheet with test prep resources based on input from our alumni.

Test prep resources

Need to send us your scores?

If you've already taken the GMAT/GRE, you can request an official score report from the testing body, who will send the scores straight to us.

  • GMAT score: request from
  • GRE score: request from ETS (institution code 6681, department code 4201)