Top MBA with no GMAT Requirement

The GMAT, GRE or MAT are standardized tests that higher educational institutions require for the enrollment of advanced degree programs like MBA. GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. It is administered by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the test consists of three main parts: the Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section. Students can take the GMAT on computer, in the form of a computer-adaptive test (CAT).

Following are the top accredited universities and colleges offering MBA degree programs without GMAT requirements:

Durham Business School (UK)
- accredited by AACSB, the Association of MBAs and EQUIS.
- offers the distance learning MBA / MBA (Finance)
- ranked 13th in the UK, 22nd in Europe and 80th in the world (Financial Times Global MBA rankings 2009).
- 15th in the UK, 26th in Europe and 65th in the world (Economist MBA rankings 2008).
- Financial Times Top 40 Distance Learning MBA programmes in the world (March 2008).

University of Glasgow Business School (UK)
- It is the 4th oldest university in the English-speaking world.
- The University of Glasgow Business School is one of only two Schools in Scotland that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
- It is also accredited by the Association of MBAs.

Henley Business School (UK)
- Henley's Distance Learning MBA is one of the best in the world, ranked 2nd in the UK and 6th in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) January 2008.
- It is the world's largest triple accredited provider of MBA programmes (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB).
- The Full-Time MBA programme is placed 1st internationally based on student and faculty quality (EIU 2008).

Hull University Business School (UK)
- Featured in the top quarter of the prestigious The Times Good University Guide 2009 rankings for Business Studies.
- The school achieved EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development and AMBA accreditation for its MBA programme.
- The quality of the school's teaching and learning has been rated as 'Excellent' with a score of 23/24 in the QAA review.

Edinburgh Business School (UK)
- EBS is part of Heriot-Watt University -  granted its Royal Charter in 1966.
- EBS MBA is listed as the largest programme outside the USA (FT 2009).
- offer distance learning MBA with Specialisms in Strategic Planning, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Finance.
- More than 40% of Fortune 500 companies have students on its MBA programme.

U. Carlos III Madrid (Spain)
- Universidad Carlos III is one of only five AMBA-accredited schools in Spain.
- GMAT and TOEFL are not required.

Toulouse Business School (France)
- It does not require the GMAT for admission provided that applicants come from recognized institutions.
- Offer the Aerospace MBA which is a full-time 12-month program from October to September. The program is entirely taught in English.
- The Aerospace MBA program is accredited by AMBA.

Concordia University Wisconsin (USA)
- The MBA program can be studied via independent E-Learning.
- Thesis and GMAT scores are not required.
- The MBA program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Regis University (USA)
- It offers the online MBA degree which can be completed in 2 years.
- No GMAT or thesis required.
- Consistently ranked as a top Master's university in the West by U.S. News and World Report.

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