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EMBA: GMAT Waiver

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Post Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:56 am
I am applying to a number of Executive MBA programs, some of which allow a GMAT Waiver. What is the best way to approach this?

For me, I am looking for a waiver due to a combination of lack of time to prepare sufficiently and frankly, I have never tested well. But I obviously would not use those excuses on my waiver letter.

My work experience is my strength, but with below average undergrad scores and no GMAT, I am worried I will get dinged unless I do put up 700+ on my GMAT (which I am not confident that I can do).

What is the best way to approach a GMAT Waiver request??

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I agree with previous answer. GMAT is not everything. There are actually a lot of programs that don't require GMAT - some of them were listed above. You can also see a post on How to Write a Perfect GMAT Waiver Letter for Application in my signature. Hope this helps!

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The GMAT is a joke. It is like taking the SAT again.

Many of the top EMBA programs do not require GMAT. And that makes sense. EMBA students are usually 35-40 senior managers. How does a GMAT score help them? I view the GMAT dead once you reach your thirties. If a B-school requires it....it only shows that schools inability to judge a candidate based on his or her work performance.

Don't get me wrong, I took the GMAT (740 Q49, V39).....but at my age and seeing who I am competing against in the top EMBA programs (Booth, Kellogg, Wharton, etc)....strengths are not in GMAT scores. It is all about your resume, recs and interview.

I hope all EMBA candidates get this.

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Post Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:20 am
I agree with previous answer. GMAT is not everything. There are actually a lot of programs that don't require GMAT - some of them were listed above. You can also see a post on How to Write a Perfect GMAT Waiver Letter for Application in my signature. Hope this helps!

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Post Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:33 pm
The GMAT is a joke. It is like taking the SAT again.

Many of the top EMBA programs do not require GMAT. And that makes sense. EMBA students are usually 35-40 senior managers. How does a GMAT score help them? I view the GMAT dead once you reach your thirties. If a B-school requires it....it only shows that schools inability to judge a candidate based on his or her work performance.

Don't get me wrong, I took the GMAT (740 Q49, V39).....but at my age and seeing who I am competing against in the top EMBA programs (Booth, Kellogg, Wharton, etc)....strengths are not in GMAT scores. It is all about your resume, recs and interview.

I hope all EMBA candidates get this.

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