GMAT Frequently Asked Questions
Graduate Management Admission Test
What is a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree?
The MBA is a graduate management degree, or as more commonly
known, a "professional degree". Most full-time MBA
programs can be completed in two years, while part-time MBA
programs can range from 2 1/2 to 4 years. Accredited MBA programs are
members of the AACSB, the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.
You might be interested in knowing that certain non-accredited
schools/programs can have reputable regional standings that can possibly
meet your professional needs too. Speak with school and
corporate/business representatives to assess how accreditation can
determine your selection of MBA programs. In addition to the MBA degree,
there are other management degrees which include: Master of Science in
Business Administration (MSBA), Master of Public Administration (MPA),
Master of Science in Administration (MSIA), Master of Public and Private
Management (MPPM), and Master of Management (MM).
Do I need to have work experience to get into a good/top business
programs can vary in requiring, or recommending, a certain amount of
work experience, e.g. one year part-time, six months full-time, any
work level, professional level, entry-level, corporate setting,
non-profit location, "grass roots" volunteering, etc. Each
program determines how work experience gives students a foundation as
they undertake business courses. When experienced students share their
work experience, this adds depth to the educational experience of the
class. In addition, work experience provides a means of demonstrating
your personal performance and commitment. As you can see, your work
history is an important consideration in determining your admission
into an MBA program. Schools can vary as to the weight given to work
experience, and admission officers recognize that the skills developed
through employment can also be obtained in other ways. Extracurricular
and community activities can provide valuable experiences, present
opportunities in developing professional skills, and affirming your
commitment for an MBA degree. When applicants do not have either
work/military experience or community/extracurricular activities, some
schools will offer deferred admission, where the applicant is
guaranteed acceptance into the MBA program after gaining a specified
amount of work or military experience.
Hey I just wanna ask u .... Is it necessary that u require a min job
experience of 2 years to do an MBA in the US ?
Answer is yes as well as no also. If you are looking for top 50 B-school
of the world then you have to demonstrate your leadership skills
through work experience. But you can manage many lower rank B-school
where you don't need to show work ex.
Do I need to take the GRE for an MBA program?
No, the GRE is for graduate degree programs, e.g. PhD, MA,
MS, MFA, etc. You will need to take the GMAT, Graduate Management Admissions
Test, for almost all MBA degree programs. There are some programs that
might take the GRE due to unique circumstances. Either way, be sure to
check the admissions requirements for each school on your list.
Can I use the GMAT for admission into a business PhD
A PhD, i.e. a doctorate of philosophy, is a
research-orientated academic degree. Therefore the GRE in most cases will
be the required test for admissions into the program. There are some
programs where under special circumstances the GMAT may be substituted
for the GRE. If in doubt, be sure to check the admissions requirements
for each school on your list.
I need a bachelor's degree in business for admission into an MBA
necessarily. Most people pursuing an MBA have a bachelors degree in any of a number of
non-business areas, like the humanities, social sciences, engineering,
and sciences. Most graduate management programs want their MBA classes
to be as diverse as possible. When students come from different
academic disciplines, all may contribute and all benefit. For this
reason, applicants with a wide range of undergraduate majors are
admitted. In some programs, fewer than 25 percent of the MBA students
have undergraduate degrees in business.
I'm interested in
nonprofit organizations. Is there an MBA program that can help me?
At a growing number of MBA programs, special programs and
courses are being developed for those interested in improving the
management of government .So if you are interested in, for example,
developing a multi-site homeless shelter program, assessing the competitive
position of a training program for displaced home workers, administering
a loan fund to support an urban housing development, or creating a market
for municipal recyclables to support social service programs, then an MBA
might be the degree for you in the future.
Are there MBA degree programs available on a part-time
basis, while I'm working full-time?
Part-time programs can offer distinct advantages for people
not able to pursue the MBA on a full-time basis. Part-time MBA students
are able to broaden their career options without interrupting their
earning capabilities. The costs of tuition, books, and materials may be
stretched over a longer period of time in a part-time program. Many
part-time students receive partial or full academic funding from their
reimbursement program. Such a program can range from 2 1/2 to 4 years to
Can I apply if I have already obtained an MBA?
Yes, You can apply wanywhere in the world. Almost all bschool accept application from such candidate.
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