Online MBA Survey by Reveals Most Distance MBAs Require No GMAT or GRE

Essex Junction, VT (PRWEB) October 7, 2008 — Considering an Online MBA (Masters of Business Administration) but don’t want take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)?’s National Survey of Online MBAshas revealed that the majority of Regionally Accredited Online Business Schools – more than 70% – have abolished the GRE or GMAT for MBA admission.

Even more surprising, 10 out of 50, or 20% of AACSB-accredited Online MBAs do not require the GRE or GMAT for admission.

"The no GMAT or GRE MBA admission trend in online education is not a sign of inferior quality," explains Vicky Phillips,’s chief online education analyst. "It’s a sign of changing student demographics. Because online MBA degree programs cater to nontraditional, older adult students many of them are abandoning old school tests – tests which were designed as measures of preparedness for students who had recently completed an undergraduate education. Instead, online MBA programs look for adult students who demonstrate
real-life success in the world of work."’s National Survey of Online MBAs uncovered 89 accredited distance MBAs which do not require the GRE or GMAT.

In an effort to help consumers understand their online graduate business school options, offers free consumer resources: Top Ranked Online MBA with No GMAT? and’s Official List of Online MBAs that Require NO GRE or GMAT.’s National Survey of Online MBAs findings are based on data from 168 graduate business schools offering 390 distance MBAs.

Online education students can explore all 390 distance MBAs and view the Top Ranked Least Expensive Online MBAs by visiting

<blockquote>About: is a consumer watchdog group that rates, ranks, and verifies the cost and credibility of online colleges and online universities. Founded in 1989, by Vicky Phillips, an educator, developed America’s first online counseling center for adult distance learners. Today, remains the only consumer group in the USA dedicated exclusively to assisting online students in analyzing, comparing, rating, and ranking online colleges and universities.</blockquote>


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I wasn’t aware of this trend until reading the post here, but I have to say I’m very pleased to see some more progress in the world of education. Abandoning these entrance requirements in favor of real and practically demonstrated knowledge and experience is probably the most sensical shift in education policy I’ve heard of for many years. I hope more progressive thinking and acting are on the way, not just online but at school campuses everywhere.