Applying for an MSBA GMAT/GRE Waiver
Designed for both career advancers and career changers, the Online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a rigorous program aimed at developing students’ ability to derive data insights and to situate and communicate those insights for the health of an organization’s bottom line. While success in this program requires a solid quantitative foundation—a quality most often proven by GMAT or GRE scores—the Online MSBA is intended to accommodate all passionate and intellectually curious professionals, no matter their standardized test scores or lack thereof.
Want to try demonstrating your quantitative capabilities by alternative means? Find out if you’re eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver.
MSBA GMAT/GRE Waiver Options
To ensure preparedness for the Online MSBA program, applicants pursuing a GMAT/GRE waiver must satisfy one of the following options:
- OPTION A
Pass the W&M GMAT Waiver Math Assessment with a minimum score of 75 percent. If this option is selected, the applicant will be required to complete prerequisite courses “Probability and Statistics” and “Linear Algebra for Business Analytics,” and must earn a grade of “B” or better in both courses
- OPTION B
Possess a graduate degree in a STEM field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
- OPTION C
Have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in the last three quantitative undergraduate courses taken. The following parameters will apply when qualifying coursework:
- Sophomore level courses or above
- Math: Calculus 1 or higher
- Calculus-based physics and some finance coursework may be acceptable. Additional documentation, including course descriptions, may be required
Please note: GMAT/GRE waivers are not guaranteed and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Additional assessment and demonstration of quantitative competencies may be required as part of the waiver evaluation process.
Have what you need to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement? Complete your waiver application today!
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Still Have Questions?
To learn more about GMAT/GRE waiver requirements, or if you have questions about whether the Online MSBA is the right program for you, please contact one of our Admissions Advisors at 844-234-4075, or schedule a call at a time that is convenient for you.