Getting quality higher education just got easier, or at least it has for some applicants. The New York University Stern School of Business announced this week that it will now be accepting the GMAC Executive Assessment to fulfill the standardized test requirement section of the application form for business students applying to several of its programs. This will be in addition to the previously accepted GMAT and GRE assessment exams.
Stern will be among the first schools to accept the GMAC Executive Assessment as well as the other types of standardized assessment exams, reflecting the school’s well-known attitude of trailblazing new policies in their infancy.
Rabia Ahmed, Stern’s Executive Director of MBA Admissions, commented proudly that Stern is “a school on the move.” She continues, “We recognize that business is rapidly evolving, and we’ve responded.” The acceptance of this new assessment exam is just another step towards helping students get the best education in an ever-changing, ever-evolving industry.
Opening up new possibilities
What is encouraging about this testing format is that in addition to assessing your analytical, reasoning, and quantitative abilities like the previous assessment exams (GMAT and GRE), the GMAC Executive Assessment will also evaluate your business school readiness based on skill level and career experience. Instead of using a standard and somewhat generic test grade, the Executive Assessment uses the possibly more important factor of hands-on work experience within its grading scale.
Understanding GMAC’s new EA
The Executive Assessment is the official standardized exam of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The purpose is to help business school admissions committees more accurately assess an applicant based on their preparedness and real-life skills and abilities. The Executive Assessment is designed to measure these demonstrative parameters so acceptance committees can make a more informed decision.
GMAC Executive Assessment will be accepted for the upcoming 2019-2020 admissions cycle. This assessment exam is applicable to students applying to the school’s two-year full-time MBA program as well as the one-year Focused MBA programs, specifically the Andre Koo Technology and Entrepreneurship MBA and the Fashion & Luxury MBA.
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