At Rice Business, we value the depth and diversity of experience our students bring to the online MBA program.
To recognize the importance of hard-earned, real-world skills, we offer a GMAT/GRE waiver for qualified applicants. You may be eligible for this waiver if you have seven or more years of relevant work experience or can demonstrate a high level of quantitative and analytical knowledge.
Who Qualifies for the GMAT/GRE Waiver?
Our online MBA program is designed to empower aspiring leaders who will challenge business conventions. We go beyond test scores to identify who those future leaders could be: looking at previous coursework and grades, professional development and certifications, and past and present job experience to assess whether a candidate is ready for a program of this magnitude.
To be considered for a GMAT or GRE waiver, you must have
seven or more years of full-time work experience, or
a graduate degree in a quantitative field, or
a terminal degree (e.g., MD, JD, PhD), or
a quantitatively oriented professional certification, or
other standardized test scores demonstrating comparable quantitative ability
If you feel your work history or previous coursework is not a good indicator of your readiness for MBA@Rice, you should consider taking the GMAT or GRE.
GMAT/GRE Waiver Eligibility for Active Military or Veterans
Military training develops many of the skills needed to be a successful professional or entrepreneur, including comfort with autonomy and uncertainty, self-efficiency, ambition, a desire for achievement, and effective decision-making. You may qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver if you have seven or more years of experience in the military.
How to Apply for the GMAT/GRE Waiver
To find out if you qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver, contact your admissions counselor.