GMAC just launched the new Executive Assessment (EA) test which EMBA applicants can take instead of the GMAT or GRE. Applicants can still take and submit GMAT/GRE scores, but according to GMAC, the EA will become the new industry standard.
Here are some key features of the EA:
• The EA will test a student’s analytical abilities such as higher-order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving – skills that students applying to EMBA programs will have acquired during their careers.
• It will be scored less “rigidly,” and only requires “modest” preparation.
• There will be three 30-minute sections – Integrated Reasoning, Math, and Verbal.
• One can take the EA exam at the same 600 centers worldwide where the GMAT is administered.
• Only six b-schools are participating in the EA launch – CEIBS, Chicago Booth, Columbia Business School, HKU, INSEAD, and London Business School.
The EA costs $350 vs $250 for the GMAT and $160 (or $190 outside the U.S.) for the GRE.
Learn more about the new EA here and about how we can help you ace the exam and the other parts of your EMBA application.
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