GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy now recognizes professional experience

Posted: October 05, 2017

The University of Kentucky's MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics has updated its GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy to take into consideration professional work experience, managerial accomplishments and/or additional leadership trainings and certifications.

Professional work experience, along with academic achievement, has long been recognized as a strong indicator for success in the MBA program. The new waiver policy will impact working professionals, managers and leaders pursuing UK’s professional MBA options, which include the Professional MBA and the new Professional MBA For Leaders in Healthcare.

"We believe this new GMAT/GRE waiver policy will greatly benefit working professionals with proven leadership and managerial experience," said Harvie Wilkinson, Director of the Gatton MBA programs. "For candidates who have been out of school for a long time and have gained valuable work experience, we hope that this will reduce a potential barrier to entry into our MBA program. While test scores often can be an indicator of future success, real-world work experience is an important asset that seasoned business professionals bring to the table when applying to an MBA program. We want to recognize that.” 

For more program information or questions, please contact Christopher T. Carney, Director of MBA Recruitment at the Gatton College of Business and Economics at christopher.carney@uky.edu