The 40 Best, Easiest Business Schools to Get Into


Applying to business schools can be intimidating. What if you don’t get in? Are there any programs you’ll almost definitely be accepted at? If you’re looking for the easiest business schools to get into, look no further.

In this article, I’ll go over what makes an MBA program’s application process less competitive and help you decide whether a less selective business school is right for you. You’ll also find lists of MBA programs with high acceptance rates and the the easiest top MBA programs to get into based on average GPAs and GMAT scores.

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What Is a Good GMAT Score for Scholarships?


Worried about paying for your MBA, but proud of your GMAT score? You might be eligible for funding! Many business schools offer partial or full scholarships for high-achieving students. But is there a specific GMAT score you need in order to secure a scholarship? Can you get a GMAT scholarship?

In this article, I’ll go over the average GMAT scores that tend to secure funding for business students, as well as some examples of specific school-based and organization-based MBA scholarships. You’ll get a good idea of how to find scholarships you’re eligible for and what kind of score you’ll need to have a shot at landing them. Continue reading “What Is a Good GMAT Score for Scholarships?”

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What GMAT Scores Do You Need for Top Business Schools?


If you’ve started to research trends involving GMAT scores for top business schools, you’ve likely noticed that the average GMAT scores for top MBA programs have been on the rise. But what does this increase mean for you as an applicant?

In this guide, I’ll list the GMAT scores needed for top business schools in the United States and explain what they mean. First, I’ll give you information on the average GMAT scores for top MBA programs across the country.  Next, I’ll talk about the upwards trend in GMAT scores. Why is this rising trend happening, and what does it mean for you? Finally, I’ll talk about goal setting in light of this information. If you’re looking to get into a top business school, what kind of score should you shoot for and why?

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GMAT Requirements: What Score Do You Need for an MBA?


If you’ve started to think about preparing for the GMAT, you’re probably also wondering about the GMAT requirements at the MBA programs of your choice. You may be wondering what score you need, or even whether you need to take the GMAT at all.

In this guide, I’ll talk all about the GMAT score requirements for MBA programs. First, I’ll talk about the GMAT scores you need to get into business school. Next, I’ll talk about whether or not there are hard cutoffs or explicit requirements for MBA programs. Then, I’ll discuss how you can find the GMAT requirements for your specific MBA program. And finally, I’ll talk about whether or not there’s any way to get around taking the GMAT as part of your MBA application.

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MBA Preparation: The 8 Most Important Tips for Applying

Who really gets into business school? MBA admissions criteria may seem confusing, but it's actually pretty straightforward.

MBA preparation is about more than just getting a great GMAT score. While setting and achieving your goal GMAT score is an important part of your application, there are many factors that go into crafting a competitive and compelling MBA application.

In this guide, I’ll help you understand how to prepare for MBA admissions by explaining what MBA admissions committees are looking for in their applicants. Based on those key goals, I’ve collected the best short- and long-term MBA preparation tips. You’ll learn how to maximize your MBA admission chances whether you’re planning to apply in a few years or just a few weeks.

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How Low Are MBA Acceptance Rates? Can You Get In?


If you’re applying to business school, you already know it’s a challenging and selective process. Admissions committees look for the most competitive applicants to take on the challenge and rigor of business school. But just how hard is it to get into an MBA program? And, based on your GMAT score, GPA, and other qualifications, what are your chances of admission?

In this article, I’ll take you through the MBA acceptance rates at the top 25 business schools, how to find MBA admission rates for yourself, and tips on how to gauge your own chances of getting into a competitive MBA program. Continue reading “How Low Are MBA Acceptance Rates? Can You Get In?”

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Is the GMAT Required for MBA Programs? Should You Take It?


Is the GMAT required for MBA programs ? How much does the GMAT matter in terms of business schools admissions? Are there any alternatives if you don’t want to take the GMAT? In this article, I’ll go over why so many business schools require the GMAT, the significance of the GMAT in the business school admissions process, and your options if you choose not to take the exam. Continue reading “Is the GMAT Required for MBA Programs? Should You Take It?”

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67 MBA Programs Without GMAT Requirements


Can you get into an MBA without GMAT scores? Why do most schools require it? What are the best business schools you can get into without having to take the GMAT?

Many students want to know if the GMAT is required for MBA admission and what their alternatives are if they don’t want to take it. In this article, I’ll go over why many business schools require GMAT scores from their applicants, a list of MBA programs that don’t require GMAT scores for admissions, and alternatives to the GMAT for students who don’t plan on taking it. Continue reading “67 MBA Programs Without GMAT Requirements”

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Is a 720 GMAT Score Your Ticket to an Elite MBA?


Many ambitious business school applicants set their sights on a 720 GMAT Total score. A 720 GMAT score is often thought of—rightly or wrongly—as something of a cutoff for the “M7.” The M7 is the informal group of seven prestigious business schools considered to have the world’s best MBA programs: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, Columbia, and MIT Sloan.

But how accurate is this mythologizing of the 720 Total score? Do you have to get at least a 720 to get into a top business school, and will it guarantee you admission? Conversely, is a 720 GMAT score really good enough for the elite business schools? If you’re applying to the M7, should you retake the GMAT and try to score even higher—even if you already have a 720? Do you need a 730 GMAT score for Harvard or Stanford? And what do the top 20 schools think about the 720 GMAT score, or the top 50, or the top 100?

In this post, we’ll give you all the answers to these questions, deconstructing the common thinking about the 720 GMAT score and delving into actual data from M7 business schools as well as thoughts on the GMAT from their admissions offices. Finally, we’ll help you think through the 720 and other score goals in terms of your own application and target business schools. Continue reading “Is a 720 GMAT Score Your Ticket to an Elite MBA?”

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Average GMAT Scores by School: How Do You Compare?


What is the average GMAT score at top business schools? What does the average GMAT score at your prospective business school mean for you?

In this article, I’ll go over the 50 highest average GMAT scores at MBA programs, how to find the average GMAT score by school, and what those average scores mean for your MBA admissions. Continue reading “Average GMAT Scores by School: How Do You Compare?”

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