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  • GMAT & GRE Testing

    It's been a busy summer at the ILLINOIS MBA. We are getting ready to welcome new classes to both our full-time program in August and our Professional (part-time) program in January. In the meantime, we're excited to announce two changes to our admissions policies that may be of itnerest to those considering an MBA from ILLINOIS.

    Starting this fall, students considering the ILLINOIS MBA full-time program have the option of submitting either a GMAT or a GRE score as part of the admissions process. We feel accepting the GRE will make ILLINOIS more accessible to those considering a joint degree MBA and more accessible to those from a wider variety of academic backgrounds. Applicants looking to maximize their opportunity to receive a scholarship should still take the GMAT, as a larger portion of scholarship funds will be allocated to GMAT test takers.

    Students interested in the Professional MBA, a part-time program for working professionals, will also notice some changes in the application process. Starting this fall, the GMAT test is now optional for applicants. Candidates with less professional experience may find taking the GMAT boslters their application, while candidates with longer work histories can leverage their professional experience in the application process.

    As always, please feel free to contact us at with any questions.

    The Illinois MBA Admissions Team

#1 Sep 9, 2010 10:07 am quote
It is great that Illinois will accept the GRE or the GMAT in the application process. The GRE and GMAT are very different tests, however. GRE is currently much more vocabulary based than the GMAT, and has simpler math. If you are even considering a combined MBA degree, go for the GRE. Check out for help on this test as well.