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How to Prepare for an MBA without the GMAT or GRE

Are you interested in earning an MBA degree? If you’ve already looked at a few programmes, you may have noticed that some of them require a GMAT or GRE score.

But what if you haven’t taken any of these exams?

Here we are including some of the most frequently asked questions about MBA admissions requirements, including a list of several reputable MBA programmes InterActive offers, which you can apply for without the GMAT or GRE.

What exactly is the GMAT/GRE?

The Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT, is an assessment used as a qualifying source for granting an applicant admission into a graduate management programme, such as the MBA. The Graduate Record Examinations, or GRE, is a standardised test used as an admission tool for graduate schools within the United States.

Do I need to take the GMAT or GRE to study an MBA programme?

Although many schools require either the GMAT or GRE, InterActive’s MBA programmes do not require these exams for admission.

What MBA programmes could I qualify for without a GMAT or GRE?

Here is a shortlist of InterActive’s MBA programmes you could qualify for:

Are these MBA programmes accredited?

Yes, all of these programmes are accredited, which means you’ll get the same quality tuition as an on-campus degree.

  • The Online Comprehensive MBA is awarded by Concordia University Chicago.
  • The Online Global MBA is offered in cooperation with London School of Business & Finance and the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO
  • The Online UCW MBA is from University Canada West

What are the entry requirements for these MBA programmes?

To study one of our MBA programmes, you will generally need:

  • a UK undergraduate degree or its equivalent and/or
  • 3+ years management work experience*

*Please check the programme pages for specific entry requirements.

Are there any other ways I can prepare for an MBA programme?

If you elect to study the University Canada West MBA, you may benefit from completing the MBA Foundation programme. This is designed for applicants who do not have a GMAT or GRE test score or the required work experience.

If you’d like to study either the CUC MBA or the Global MBA, and you don’t have an undergraduate degree in Business or relevant work experience, it would be helpful to take one or more courses in Accounting or Finance. This will keep you up to pace with basic business principles so you will have an easier time progressing through the modules as well as increasing your chances of graduating on time.

How will an MBA help my career?

Few degrees offer such a wide variety of skillsets that can be applied across multiple industries like the MBA. You’ll gain competitive skillsets and knowledge in finance, accounting, marketing, business leadership, and more. Whether you’re looking to grow in your career or start your own business, an MBA degree will give you the tools you need to excel in your chosen industry.

How can I enquire about studying one of these MBA programmes?

To learn more about the MBA courses we offer and enquire about applying for your degree programme, please call us on + 44 (0) 20 3535 1274 or email us at and one of our enrolment advisors will get back to you shortly.