MBA Programs in Singapore without GMAT Requirement *Updated 2021*

Generally speaking, if you're looking to get into an MBA program, you'll have to take your GMAT, and achieve a good test score. Most schools use this score asruter a selection criteria for their prospective students.

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However, there are also quite a number of schools that don't require GMAT. Some of these schools have their own admissions tests, while other schools place more emphasis on work experience, or your past academic results.

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The list of MBA programs that do not (or may not) have GMAT as a prerequisite for entry, is as follows:


MBAs in Financial Times Top 100 Global Rankings (in 2021, 2020, or 2019)

Singapore Management University: Lee Kong Chian School of Business

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EMBA Programs

Rutgers Business School

University of Buffalo

Nanyang Business School, NUT



UK Universities in Singapore

University of Greenwich MBA

University of Chichester MBA

University of Sunderland MBA

University of Birmingham MBA

University of Northampton MBA

University of London MBA

Cardiff Metropolitan University UK 

University of Roehampton, London MBA

University of Strathclyde MBA

Anglia Ruskin University, UK MBA

De Montfort University Leicester Global MBA

Bangor University

Edinburgh Business School MBA from Heriot-Watt University

Birmingham City University International MBA

Australian Business Schools

Murdoch University MBA

James Cook University MBA


US Business Schools

California State University MBA

UCLA - NUS Business School EMBA

The GMAT is recommended for those candidates whose prior academic work does not show distinction or clear evidence of strong quantitative and logical reasoning skills.


These top MBA programs have their own admission test. Prospective students can choose to take these internal tests, instead of a GMAT. However, students should not expect these tests to be any easier than the regular GMAT.

Manchester Business School MBA (Part time)
Instead, you’ll have to take a quick Manchester Admission Test.

Coventry University MBA Global Financial Services
Although the GMAT is not required, a written test may be administered for admission purposes.

Instead of the GMAT, you may take the INSEAD Assessment or the Executive Assessment.

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