MSc School which don’t require a GMAT/GRE Score

Don’t have a GMAT score? No problem….

Here are some MSc schools which don’t require GMAT/GRE score

This blog will help you in understanding what is GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and what options do you have if you don’t attempt GMAT or get a low score in GMAT/GRE.

What is GMAT?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test required as a component of the application process by many Master’s programs around the world. The GMAT test takes almost 3 hours to complete.

The GMAT exam measures your analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal & reading skills. The GMAT test includes four sections:

  1. Analytical writing assessment 
  2. Integrated reasoning
  3. Quantitative
  4. Verbal


The GMAT score is an essential component of the full-time Master’s program around the world. Candidates attempt GMAT tests every year to make their application strong to make it into the top business schools. GMAT test as a globally standardized and trusted medium enables business schools to identify candidates’ aptitude and academic capabilities.

Key elements of Masters program applications

  • GPA
  • A good test score(GMAT, GRE IELTS, TOFEL, etc)
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Work experience
  • Sample Essays
  • CV
  • International Exposure
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Extracurricular activities

Do every top b-schools require GMAT?

While many schools encourage students to take the GMAT exam, it’s not mandatory for all the schools. There are several schools you can choose were GMAT is not considered as a pre-requisite in the application process.

If someone isn’t able to secure a good score in GMAT/GRE, does not want to retake the exam, or does not have the time they can consider b-schools that do not require GMAT and put emphasis on the overall assessment of candidates.

Which degrees can I target without a GMAT?

  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Management
  • MSc in International Business
  • Master of Global Management
  • MSc in Business Administration
  • MSc in Management & Leadership
  • Master in Finance
  • Master in Global Entrepreneurship Management

Do only bad schools don’t give importance to GMAT/GRE?

NO, it’s not correct many reputed schools give importance to other elements of the application that include good academic background, work experience, a good CV, sample essays, etc. for instance:

  • Imperial College London
  • IVET Business school
  • NUS Singapore
  • NYU Stern
  • Rotman School of Management etc.

Here are some MSc schools which don’t require GMAT/GRE score.

  1. NUS Business School (Singapore): MSc in management at NUS is a full-time program consisting of 40  modules over two semesters.GMAT/GRE score is not mandatory for NUS MSc in management program; it judges candidates based on other elements such as application essays, sound academic background, IELTS, etc.
  2. Schulich Business School: offers a Master of Management program to candidates with an excellent academic background, one-year work experience. A GMAT/GRE score is not required here.
  3. IVEY Business School: offers an Executive MBA program where one has to attend classes four consecutive days once every month and complete the course in 15 months, alongside their career. Although GMAT is not required, a well-detailed resume is mandatory for the application.
  4. Kellogg School of Management: Northwestern University, where no weightage has been given to the GMAT score, and the primary focus is usually on the credit scores.
  5. Monash University: offers Management Courses with a low score of 550 or even no GMAT, But it considers work experience for admission to its MBA program.