MBA Programs in Los Angeles with No GMAT Requirement

Jul 25, 2019

Find out which schools in the Los Angeles area will allow you to apply to an MBA program without taking the GMAT. Learn what is required before your submit your application.

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Several schools in the greater Los Angeles area admit MBA students without asking for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. Most of the time, you'll find an option to submit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test results instead of the GMAT.

Schools with MBA Programs in Los Angeles with No GMAT Requirement

Loyola Marymount University

LMU offers several options for people pursuing an MBA. Those with at least two years of work or internship experience can choose the general MBA, which will take between 21 and 36 months to complete. You'll attend courses during two nights of the week, and you can customize your courses during the second year based on your concentration in the program. If you have at least eight years of experience under your belt, you can enter the Executive MBA program and earn your degree in 20 months. Dual degrees are also available, combining an MBA with a Juris Doctor (JD) or a Systems Engineering and Leadership program.

University of Southern California

The Marshall School of Business at USC has an online MBA program that will allow you to take courses at your own pace while interacting with your classmates through webcam-enabled virtual sessions. You'll get to meet several different professors throughout your time in the program, and meeting times are spread out to accommodate your work schedule. You might also be interested in pursuing a dual degree program, where you can combine your MBA with a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering, or a Master of Science in Gerontology.

University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA's program lasts for two years, and you can start on your electives during the winter of your first quarter. There are a total of nine core courses required for graduation, with plenty of flexibility in your course choices when you elect a specialization. UCLA's specialization course options include entertainment, social impact, and real estate. Students also are required to complete a global immersion experience.

California State University, Los Angeles

Cal State's LA campus offers a Fully Employed MBA program for anyone currently engaged in a professional career and looking for advancement. It takes 16 months, and you'll meet with your classes on Saturdays, in person, while holding online sessions during the week. You'll interact with the same faculty members who teach on the main campus of Cal State. A version of the program spoken entirely in Madarin is currently in production.

Admissions Requirements for MBA Programs in Los Angeles with No GMAT Requirement

All of the MBA programs listed above require a bachelor's degree for entry, and many require at least two years of work experience. You'll also need to submit your scores for the GRE if you plan to skip over the GMAT; you can send your scores directly after taking the exam. You may be required to write a personal essay, which could describe your professional experience or your passions in life. All graduate schools have fees attached, so check each website to find out how much you'll need for submitting your application. You can expect to submit transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a resume as well.

You can opt out of the GMAT in favor of the GRE at several Los Angeles graduate schools if you want to pursue an MBA. You'll need to boost your application in other areas to make yourself stand out, and you can choose from many specializations if you gain admission.

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