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No GMAT Does Not Always Mean No MBA

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Earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) opens many career opportunities, such as taking up a position as a compliance officer, which lets you work in a wealth of fields from finance to healthcare and telecommunications.  Becoming a business operations manager is another option, or you could become a manager in finance or healthcare, just as examples. The other path along which an MBA can take you is that of accountancy.

Some students are deterred by the prospect of pursuing this widely acclaimed American qualification because they believe you need to have passed the GMAT exam first. MBAHowever, that is not the case and no GMAT does not always mean no MBA.

Why Some Students Do Not Need GMAT To Study For an MBA

There are universities that operate a waiver scheme if you fit the criteria, such as the one you will find at Syracuse. Your application will be considered in the round and several aspects of it taken into account to see if you qualify for the GMAT waiver.

They will be expecting five or more years’ practical leadership experience, either in the professional world or the armed forces.  Military personnel usually do well with the MBA because they have been taught the discipline and focus that are a huge help when studying for a master’s degree.

Being able to show your abilities in problem solving, logic and critical thinking skills will also be important, but you also need to have good people skills to be considered for the waiver.

What Difference Does A GMAT Result Make?

Passing the GMAT exam allows you to move onto the MBA without practical experience if your score is good enough. Your score will let the business school you have applied to evaluate your likely success with quantitative courses such as accounting and finance and will give them more of an insight into your potential for business success.

MBAIf you know you will not qualify for a waiver, you should be considering taking the GMAT exam several months before applying for the MBA course. This will give you a chance to retake it if you are not successful the first time. You have to leave at least 16 days between each sitting of the exam, and you are allowed to take it no more than eight times. Although, most people that fail more than a couple of times usually decide to switch to another career instead.

Which Route Is Best For You?

If you do not have the GMAT, you need to decide which would be the best route for you if do you have the relevant experience. Just because of the time it would take, some people will opt for the waiver, while others will want as many qualifications as they can achieve. Once you have your MBA, prospective employers will not be asking how you were accepted onto the course, so the method by which you submit your application really is your choice. Online business schools are accessible from all over the world, and this has helped to determine that the American MBA is one of the best there is.

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Published on: 15th March 2018

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