The Graduate Management Admission Test, or the GMAT, is usually required for admission to graduate programs in business and management. However there are some leading business schools which do not require GMAT Scores for admission purposes:

Durham Business School - GMAT or GRE scores are not required for the MSc and MA degrees.

Solvay Business School (Brussels University) - GMAT is not compulsory for candidates with more than 3 years of work experience.

Toulouse Business School - does not require the GMAT for admission provided that applicants come from recognized universities. For non-native English speakers, a TOEFL iBT of 90 or a TOEIC score of 800 is required.

University of Exeter Business School - GMAT is not mandatory, however, it can be requested if the first degree does not meet entry requirements of the programme but the applicant has a good level of work experience.

The GMAT requirement may be waived for the following schools:

(1) Colorado State University College of Business
- An applicant with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate work (3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours may be acceptable) and at least 8 years of full-time professional work experience that shows a progression in responsibility or a graduate studies degree may petition for a waiver to the GMAT. The petition is subject to the approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee.

(2) University of Hartford
- The GMAT Waiver program is designed for domestic students who have significant work experience. Applicants to the MBA program may apply for a waiver of the GMAT requirement if they have three or more years of full-time professional business experience. Applicants to the Accelerated MBA program may apply for a waiver if they have five or more years of full-time professional work experience.
- If you are an international student applying to the MBA program, the GMAT Waiver requires 3 or more years of significant experience (5 years for Accelerated MBA) in a multi-national corporation that is a member of the Global Fortune 500 group of companies.

(3) University of Baltimore
In order to qualify for GMAT waiver consideration a student must have:
- An advanced degree (e.g., masters or higher), OR
- A combination of an undergraduate grade point average of 3.25 or higher AND
- five years or more of significant managerial experience.
- A letter from your supervisor detailing your responsibilities and a personal interview with an MBA program advisor may also be required.

(4) University of New Mexico
- To qualify for the GMAT/GRE waiver you must have a BBA from an AACSB program and a minimum 3.25 GPA in all upper division coursework.

(5) University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (Graduate School of Business Administration)
- An applicant who has already earned an advanced degree (e.g. master's or higher) may petition for a waiver of the GMAT requirement.

(6) University of California, San Diego
- Applicants who have completed an M.D. at an accredited U.S. medical school may be eligible for waiver of the GMAT. In addition, applicants who have completed a doctoral degree in a technical, scientific or quantitatively-based discipline at an accredited U.S. institution may also be eligible for the waiver.

(7) Iona College
- The GMAT is waived if you have a previous Master’s degree, CPA, J.D., or M.D. You may also qualify for a GMAT waiver if you have significant business experience; and your bachelors degree is older than seven years; and you have been working steadily and progressively since earning your bachelors.

(8) The University of Iowa (Henry B. Tippie College of Business)
- GMAT waivers are granted when applicants have earned an advanced terminal degree such as the Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. from an accredited U.S. institution, OR
- Applicants have met all three of the following:
  - completed a master's degree from an accredited U.S. educational institution,
  - received an acceptable GRE score (as determined by MBA-PM admissions committee),
  - earned a satisfactory graduate-level grade-point average (3.0 out of 4.0 or above).

* Suggested Reading: EMBA with no GMAT

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