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. ‘Test Scores’ section: If you are submitting without a GMAT/GRE test score, enter 01/01/2001 for your GMAT/GRE test date; this will allow you to submit the application and signal to us that you are applying without a test score.
  2. The Admissions Committee may request additional information from applicants before reaching a final decision. In cases where the candidate has not adequately demonstrated mathematical ability, the Admissions Committee may ask the applicant to take the GRE or GMAT and/or a university-level class at a regionally-accredited institution on their own to strengthen their application.
  3. If you have additional questions about applying without a test score, please review our FAQ page or contact an admissions counselor.