Top Online MBA Programs: No GMAT, GRE Required

Look into standardized test requirements.

Of the 259 ranked online MBA programs that submitted information about their testing policy to U.S. News in an annual survey, 125 require applicants to submit their scores on either the GMAT or GRE. An additional 22 programs require that applicants submit GMAT and not GRE results. All but six of the programs that require test scores allow applicants to waive testing requirements if they meet certain criteria, such as possessing a particular amount of work experience or a high college GPA. Still, 112 ranked online MBA programs reported that they require neither a GMAT nor a GRE test score from applicants. Here are the top 10 test-optional online MBA programs, according to U.S. News 2021 rankings.

Georgia Southern University (Parker)

U.S. News online MBA program rank: 67 (tie)

Test submission policy: Not used in admissions decisions

Acceptance rate (2019-2020): 81%

Learn more about the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University.

West Texas A&M University

U.S. News online MBA program rank: 67 (tie)

Test submission policy: Never required but accepted

Acceptance rate (2019-2020): 98%

Learn more about West Texas A&M University.

Florida International University

U.S. News online MBA program rank: 59 (tie)

Test submission policy: Never required but accepted

Acceptance rate (2019-2020): 73%

Learn more about Florida International University.

Colorado State University

U.S. News online MBA program rank: 51 (tie)

Test submission policy: Never required but accepted

Acceptance rate (2019-2020): 86%

Learn more about Colorado State University.

American University (Kogod) (DC)

U.S. News online MBA program rank: 40 (tie)

Test submission policy: Never required but accepted

Acceptance rate (2019-2020): 79%

Learn more about American University’s Kogod School of Business.

University of New Hampshire (Paul)

U.S. News online MBA program rank: 40 (tie)

Test submission policy: Never required but accepted

Acceptance rate (2019-2020): 70%

Learn more about the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

Babson College (Olin) (MA)

U.S. News online MBA program rank: 32 (tie)

Test submission policy: Never required but accepted

Acceptance rate (2019-2020): 88%

Learn more about Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Pepperdine University (Graziadio) (CA)

U.S. News online MBA program rank: 26 (tie)

Test submission policy: Never required but accepted

Acceptance rate (2019-2020): 59%

Learn more about Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University.

Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders) (NY)

U.S. News online MBA program rank: 20 (tie)

Test submission policy: Never required but accepted

Acceptance rate (2019-2020): 64%

Learn more about Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business.

North Carolina State University (Poole)

U.S. News online MBA program rank: 16

Test submission policy: Never required but accepted

Acceptance rate (2019-2020): 55%

Learn more about the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University.

Learn more about online MBA programs.

Read the online MBA degree overview to learn about the job outlook for this field and explore the complete rankings of the 2021 Best Online MBA Programs. For additional advice on selecting the right online MBA, connect with U.S. News Education on Twitter and Facebook.

These highly ranked online MBA programs don’t require the GMAT or GRE.

— 16. North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management

— 20 (tie). Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business

— 26 (tie). Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School

— 32 (tie). Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

— 40 (tie). American University’s Kogod School of Business

— 40 (tie). University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

— 51 (tie). Colorado State University

— 59 (tie). Florida International University

— 67 (tie). Georgia Southern University’s Parker College of Business

— 67 (tie). West Texas A&M University

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Top Online MBA Programs: No GMAT, GRE Required originally appeared on usnews.com

Update 01/26/21: This slideshow has been updated to include ranks and data from the 2021 U.S. News Best Online Programs rankings.

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