NYU Stern to Accept GMAC’s Executive Assessment

GMAC's Executive Assessment

Candidates applying to the full-time MBA programs at NYU Stern School of Business have a new option to fulfill the application’s standardized test requirement. Beginning with the current 2019-2020 admissions cycle, applicants can now choose to take GMAC’s Executive Assessment (EA). The Graduate Management Admissions Council designed the EA to evaluate business school readiness in the context of career experience.

Nearly 70 schools worldwide consider GMAC’s Executive Assessment a valid predictor of academic readiness.

The assessment requires a modest time commitment to prepare, is easy to schedule, and short in duration. The 90-minute assessment evaluates candidates in three areas: integrated reasoning, verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning.

According to Executive Director of MBA Admissions Rabia Ahmed, “Stern has always been an early adopter. We were among the first programs to accept the GRE a decade ago, and now we are excited to add the EA to our full-time MBA admissions process. As a school on the move, we recognize that business is rapidly evolving, and we’ve responded with new program options as well as innovations in our admissions process, such as the EQ Endorsements, to ensure we are assessing talent for today’s changing workforce.” 

The standardized test requirement is just one part of Stern’s holistic admissions process. There is no minimum amount of work experience required for EA eligibility. Stern’s Admissions Committee has no preference for the GMAT, GRE or EA; the choice of test is entirely up to the candidate.

For more information, visit Stern’s MBA Admissions page.

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