Thousands of graduate management programs around the world use the Graduate Management Admission Test® in their admissions process. You may be considering whether your program should adopt the GMAT® exam, as well.
The GMAT is an invaluable tool for admissions professionals.
Interest in graduate management education has never been higher, and the job of selecting a class to fill the limited capacity of most MBA programs has never been more challenging. The applicants come from different countries, cultures, academic backgrounds, and levels of work experience. Using the GMAT® exam gives admissions professionals one element of the application that is a consistent measure. The GMAT® exam is given under standard conditions around the world, with the highest level of security, to ensure that scores are comparable across applicants.
The GMAT is a valid predictor of academic success for all kinds of applicants.
The GMAT® exam was created to measure the academic abilities needed to succeed in graduate management education. Over the 50 years of its use, the GMAT® has been repeatedly studied, tested, and modified to ensure that it continues to help predict performance in the first year or midway through a graduate management program.
Using the GMAT allows you to increase the objectivity in your admission process.
When you use the GMAT® in your program, you can participate in the Validity Study Service (VSS) at no charge. The VSS allows you to study the statistical relationship among GMAT® scores, other admissions criteria, and academic success in your program. A validity study helps to ensure that you are making the best admissions decisions and provides a specific, fact-based rationale in the event that applicants, faculty, or administrators have questions about how you made your admission decisions.