COVID-19 has affected all aspects of our lives including the educational sector. But to cover up the student losses, many universities are coming forward to hold the hands of these students and pushing them towards better possibilities.
Recently, Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business decided to waive off GRE and GMAT exam for full time and part time MBA programs. Through an official announcement, the university claimed to lay off crucial management entrance exams such as GMAT and GRE for the academic year 2021 and 2022.
Adding to the announcement of waiving of GMAT and GRE, Pasquale Quintero, the senior director of full time MBA and business masters program at the University of Maryland, stated, “The GMAT and GRE is important but we review candidates holistically. We will take into consideration academic history, work experience, industry certifications and other factors that will strengthen one’s application.”
The B-school aims to prepare students for the evolving challenges in business setups by providing them with knowledge to retool their skills into insights. Senior Director of MBA Working Professionals Recruiting, Shelbi Brookshire has mentioned, “Graduate level business education unlocks a vast opportunity for candidates who wish to transition or enhance their career opportunities.”
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Eligibility Criteria After GRE / GMAT Wavier
Although the university has abandoned GMAT and GRE scores for MBA programs, it has its own set of eligibility criteria which will be kept in mind while evaluating applications for admission. Let’s have a look at them-
- On a scale of 4.0, a minimum 3.0 GPA in related certifications like CFA, CPA, PMP, PHR, PE, CAP or Six Sigma
- Minimum 70th percentile score or higher in MCAT or LSAT
- A graduate or terminal degree in business or STEM-related courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college that is equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree with:
|-First class with distinction; degree classification
of first class or minimum 3.2 GPA on a scale of 4.0
|-At least 3 years of professional work experience|
|-UG degree in statistics or other
quantitative courses with a minimum B grade or higher
- We applicants who have employer sponsorship for full time or part time MBA program may qualify for the GMAT/GRE waiver.
- The applicants who are active military members or veterans with G.I. Bill also stand eligible for the GMAT/ GRE waiver
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The senior director Quintero further says, “we care deeply about helping candidates through the challenges caused by the covid-19 outbreak. We are honoured to be a school of choice for individuals and we look forward to welcoming future Terps to Maryland Smith.”
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