GMAT/GRE Exemptions

Applicants to the MBA program are generally required to supply GMAT or GRE scores as part of their application process. The following persons may be exempt from taking the GMAT or GRE:

  1. Applicants who hold a terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., J.D., D.D.S., Ed.D.) from an accredited* program or institution (including UCA).
  2. Applicants who hold a master’s degree from an accredited* program or institution (including UCA).
  3. Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in business from an accredited* program or institution (including UCA) with an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  4. Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree outside of business from an accredited* program or institution with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and coursework which covered the following: management information systems; accounting principles; microeconomics; macroeconomics; statistics; finance; management; human resource management; and operations management.
  5. Applicants who have completed and passed all parts of the CPA exam (must submit an official copy of the license from any state or, if not licensed, proof of successful completion of all four parts of the exam).

*Accredited may refer to business programs accredited by AACSB or EQUIS or institutions accredited by a regional accreditor recognized by the US Department of Education (or other appropriate accrediting agency as determined by the UCA Graduate School and the UCA MBA Program Coordinator).