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EMBA Programs Drop Entrance Exam Requirement for Admission

New York University’s Stern School of Business will no longer require students applying to its Executive MBA (EMBA) program to submit GMAT or GRE test scores as part of its admissions process, the Financial Times reported earlier this month. Stern has already been in the habit of waiving the exam for many of its EMBA applicants, the FT adds.

Because EMBA programs target senior working managers who are usually in their 30s and 40s, admission criteria focus much more on the relevance of their work experience and their previous academic achievements than on entrance exam scores.

At Stern, admitted applicants to the EMBA program have an average age of 38 and an average of 14 years of work experience.

Other top schools that don’t require entrance exam scores of their EMBA program applicants include the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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