M.S. in Business Analytics GMAT/GRE Waiver

We welcome uniquely talented candidates with a passion for using data into our online M.S. in Business Analytics program. The GMAT/GRE is a required component of the application and will be considered holistically as part of your overall background, knowledge and experience. These test scores provide the admissions committee insights into your ability to be successful as a student in the program. You can find more information about how we review GMAT/GRE scores here.

However, applicants who can demonstrate evidence of advanced mathematical ability through previous coursework are eligible to submit an application for consideration without submitting a GMAT/GRE test score. Examples of advanced mathematical ability include:

  • History of successful completion of extensive coursework in math courses such as calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, mathematical probability, statistics and other advanced math courses.
  • Previous degrees (undergraduate or graduate) in a related discipline such as STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering, statistics or mathematics) or business degrees with strong quantitative focus.

The admissions committee will use your previous coursework to judge your mathematical aptitude. If there are concerns, you may be asked to take the GMAT/GRE to demonstrate your mathematical aptitude.

Instructions for Applying without a Test Score

When submitting your application without a test score, follow the instructions below:

  1. When completing your MBA application, please indicate that you are applying for a waiver request and provide additional information to support your request. Upon submission of your application, the waiver request will be reviewed, and you will receive a response to the waiver request within 10 business days of the application deadline.
  2. The Admissions Committee may request additional information from applicants before reaching a final decision. If a test waiver is not granted, the Admissions Committee will provide next steps, including submission of an official GMAT/GRE score, and the timeline to follow.
  3. If you have additional questions about applying without a test score, please review our FAQ page or contact an admissions counselor.