[photopress:mba_ie_business_school_1.jpg,full,alignright]IE Business School will begin accepting Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores for admissions to all its Management degree programs, including the MBA.
While the GRE has long been widely accepted as a reliable quality test in the Masters of Management segment, the school will be one of the first leading European business schools to accept the test for admissions to the full-time MBA program.
The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study.
The GRE Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in eight specific fields of study and can help forecast a candidate’s potential for success in graduate school. Each Subject Test is intended for students who have majored in or have extensive background in that specific area.
The school will continue to accept GMAT scores. GMAT stands for the Graduate Management Admission Test which is a standardized assessment — delivered in English — that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management.
GRE, which is available in twice as many countries as the GMAT, will benefit the MBA program by widening the scope of it applicants.
David Bach, Associate Dean of MBA Programs comments ‘We feel that standardised tests are an important element of the admissions process. Accepting GRE scores is a way of reaching out to candidates who may find other tests difficult to take or unrepresentative of their skill-sets and strengths. We expect accepting the GRE to support our efforts to attract high-quality participants from very diverse backgrounds, including students who may not have previously contemplated an MBA.’
IE Business School is one of Europe’s leading management education providers which is consistently ranked by independent surveys from organizations such as the Financial Times, Economist Intelligence Unit and the Wall Street Journal. IE is firmly positioned within the top 5 schools in Europe and the top 20 schools worldwide.
Source: IE Business School