Taking the GRE® revised General Test for Business School is a Smart Move

Business schools worldwide are using GRE® scores as part of their admissions process for MBA, specialized master's and other graduate business programs. In fact, the GRE® revised General Test is the most widely accepted measure of a student's readiness for graduate-level work — and the only test that can help you get into graduate and business school, giving you more opportunities for success (Flash).

The GRE revised General Test features a flexible test-taker friendly design that can mean an even better test experience for you. And the ScoreSelect® option helps you approach test day with more confidence because it lets you decide which scores to send to the institutions you designate.

With the GRE revised General Test you can also:

  • Choose from thousands of graduate and business school programs around the world, including most top-ranked MBA programs according to The Financial Times, US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. Examples include Harvard, IE, INSEAD, MIT Sloan, University of Michigan and Singapore Management University.
  • Keep your options open if you are unsure about what you want to do after graduation. Take the most widely accepted graduate admissions test and give yourself more opportunities for success.
  • Choose from many test locations. You can take the GRE revised General Test at more than 1,000 locations worldwide, in more than 160 countries.
  • Save money. The GRE revised General Test is less expensive than other graduate admissions tests that measure the same skills.
  • Get FREE test preparation materials and more — created by the test maker to help you do your best.
  • Get added value. Sign up for the free GRE® Search Service to help schools find you. Plus, when you register for the GRE revised General Test, you can send four free ETS® Personal Potential Index Evaluation Reports to the graduate and business school programs of your choice to help them see your potential.

Here's Why Business Schools Value GRE Scores

The GRE revised General Test measures the skills that business schools value, skills that are important for success at the graduate level: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing.

Here’s what business schools are saying:

At Thunderbird, we have been very pleased to see the caliber of students that have applied with the GRE examination. The candidates who take the examination are extremely diverse which provides the opportunity for us, as an institution, to work with candidates from a wide array of backgrounds and undergraduate focus areas. We welcome applicants with GRE scores."

 — Jay Bryant, Assistant Vice President of Admissions
Thunderbird School of Global Management

"Accepting GRE scores is a win-win for both students and the graduate program. The student now has more options, and with that, the business school becomes more diverse; with different backgrounds working together, better projects are able to be produced."

 — Harvie Wilkinson, Director of MBA Programs
Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky

"The GRE revised General Test is robust in ensuring that test takers are ready for graduate-level work. By accepting GRE scores, we hope to attract a wider range of applicants to the SMU MBA programme."

 — Jenifer Raver, MBA Programme Director
Singapore Management University, 2010–2012

"Diversity and academic excellence are important factors in the admission process at IE Business School, which is why it was an easy decision for us to accept the GRE scores for our Masters and MBA programs. While keeping to our admissions requirements, the test is a good option for those applicants considering a variety of postgraduate options."

 — Lisa Bevill, Director of Admissions
IE Business School, Full-time Programs, 2010–2012

List of Business Schools That Accept GRE Scores

View the complete list of business schools that accept GRE scores for admission to their MBA programs. If you don't see the school(s) you'd like to apply to, check with their admissions office directly — more business schools are deciding to accept GRE scores every day.

GRE Scores Comparison Tool

The GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools calculates a predicted GMAT® score based on your GRE Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning scores.* Try it now.

*The predicted GMAT scores based on an applicant’s GRE scores may not be perfectly equivalent to an applicant’s actual performance on the GMAT exam due to the measurement error inherent in both tests. For this reason, a predicted score range is reported around each predicted GMAT score.

GMAT is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council, which does not endorse or approve this Comparison tool.

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