Business Schools are Not Ready to Accept GRE

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According to a recent survey conducted by Kaplan, not all business schools in the U.S. are ready to accept GRE scores when some of the top business schools like Harvard and Stanford have started to include GRE as admission requirements.

That’s among the findings made by the Kaplan survey of 260 business schools conducted this July and August by the test-prep giant. This covers 17 of the most selective business schools in the U.S.

Of those surveyed, nearly a quarter (or 24%) currently allows students to submit their GRE scores. But among those surveyed that are GMAT-only schools (76% of the survey pool), only 4.3% indicated that they are planning to offer the GRE as an option for applicants.

MBA or MS

Many students are finding it hard when deciding whether to take MBA or MS is the right choice for them.

This is very true to most students from India as they tend to find it hard making the decision because of the exposure and information they have about MBA.

  • If you are thinking of taking MBA because it will pay you higher salaries, then you are making the wrong choice.
  • If you think that a technical degree is not for you and you are more into management type of work, then MBA is the way to go.
  • At least 2 years of work experience is required to get full benefit from an MBA program.

“Schools that have expanded their admissions options to accept the GRE say they are doing so to attract non-traditional students,” says Jason Moss, vice president of graduate programs for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

“However, while several of the most competitive MBA programs have gone this route, the majority of competitive GMAT-only business schools we surveyed have said that at least for the time being, they have no plans to change their admissions policies.”

You can read more about the survey and its results from BusinessWeek.

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