“GMAT” is short for the “Graduate Management Admission Test,” an aptitude exam for business school applicants administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The GMAT is a computer-based exam that assesses critical thinking abilities, basic knowledge, and other skills required for graduate-level business studies. Average scores hover around 550 points out of 800. Scores are valid for five years after the date of the exam. The top Western business schools all require a GMAT score in the high 600s to low 700s or above for admission, so make appropriate preparations.
Subject areas assessed by the GMAT
- Verbal (in English)
- AWA (writing)
The table to the right features data taken from the New Standard, which specializes in covering overseas MBA education. It seems that a GMAT score of at least 700 is required for admission to famous business schools. Confident in your language skills and financial resources? Why not take the challenge?
|Business school||Nickname||Average score|
|University of Pennsylvania||Wharton||712|
|University of Chicago||709|
|University of Michigan||Ross||700|