About the GMAT Exam

Demonstrate your commitment to a career in business.

Why take the GMAT exam? Quality graduate business programs rely on the GMAT to make admissions decisions, so if you’re serious about business school, then the GMAT is your best first step. Explore the reasons why taking the GMAT positions you for success in the classroom and in your career.

  • Why the GMAT exam is the test of choice among students worldwide.
  • Why schools trust and prefer the GMAT exam.
  • How preparing for the GMAT exam can give you the confidence to succeed in the classroom.
  • Why employers demand and value the skills demonstrated on the GMAT exam, especially integrated reasoning.
  • How official GMAT prep tips, tools, and resources can give you the confidence you need to succeed.

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Why Take the GMAT Exam?

No other exam lets you showcase the skills that matter most in the classroom and in your career.

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    Why the GMAT Exam?

    The GMAT exam has been the test of choice by the world’s business leaders to get into the world’s leading business schools for one reason – it works.
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  • Why Value the GMAT Exam

    Hear Why Students Value the GMAT Exam


    Taking the GMAT exam shows schools that you're serious about graduate business education. Hear why these students value the GMAT exam in the application process.

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  • Do you have what it takes? Take the GMAT

    Show Schools You Have What it Takes

    More than just a score, the GMAT exam demonstrates to schools that you have what it takes to succeed in the classroom and in your career.
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  • What Others Are Saying About the GMAT

    If you're serious about going to business school, the GMAT is your best first step toward a career with impact. Read what others are saying about the GMAT exam and why its a valued part of the admissions process. 
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  • The GMAT Will Help You Stand Out

    MBA students understand that the GMAT exam sets them apart and show schools that they're serious about a graduate business education.

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    The GMAT Exam vs. Other Exams

    No other graduate business admissions exam positions you better for success than the GMAT exam.
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    The Importance of the GMAT Exam

    In this video, hear firsthand why graduate business programs rely on the GMAT exam to make admissions decisions.
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    The GMAT Exam and Your Application

    These graduate business students share their views on how doing well on the GMAT exam sets you apart from the crowd in the application process. 
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  • Register as a Test Taker with Disabilities

    The Graduate Management Admission Council, the global non-profit council of business schools and administrator of the GMAT® exam, strives to make its products and services broadly accessible.
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Schools Value the GMAT Exam

Admissions professionals value the GMAT exam’s ability to predict program performance. In fact, your score is one of the first things they look at in your application.

  • Amanda Barth, William & Mary

    Why We Rely on the GMAT Exam

    Amanda Barth, Director, MBA Admissions, Mason School of Business, explains why she uses the GMAT exam to predict classroom success.
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  • Business School Programs that Accept the GMAT

    GMAT Accepting Programs Around the World

    Find which business school programs accept the GMAT exam in admissions.
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  • Julie Barefoot

    Why Schools Value the GMAT Exam

    In this video, learn how Julie Barefoot, Associate Dean of Admissions, Goizueta Business School, views the GMAT exam and your GMAT score when considering your application.
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Employers Value the GMAT Exam

No other exam lets you shine a light on the real-life business skills that are in demand and valued by today’s employers.

  • What Corporate Recruiters Say


    Demand is up for MBA grads in 2015. Discover what corporate recruiters are saying about job prospects.

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  • Melissa Evers-Hood

    What Are Recruiters Looking For? Hear from Intel

    In this video, find out why Intel Corporation relies on candidates with exceptional data analytics skills. 
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  • Kristina Liphardt

    What Are Recruiters Looking For? Hear from Ernst & Young

    Learn why Ernst & Young looks for candidates who can analyze multiple data sources.
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  • Ann Nowak

    What Are Recruiters Looking For? Hear from Liberty Mutual

    In this video, hear Liberty Mutual's Anne Nowak about recruiting candidates who have the information analysis skills necessary to manage risk.
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The GMAT Is Fair and Reliable

Preparing for and taking the GMAT exam is your opportunity to show schools that you’re committed to a graduate business education. The Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), the global non-profit council of business schools and owner of the GMAT exam, takes your commitment seriously by ensuring the security and integrity of the exam everywhere around the world.

  • Behind the Scenes: Guarding Against Bias

    Recognizing that more than half of GMAT test takers are non-US citizens, GMAC has created a test that is fair and reliable for everyone, regardless of their native language.
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  • Business Male Student Smiling

    The GMAT and Preventing Cheating

    GMAC is committed to the security and validity of the GMAT exam, so that no test taker ever has an unfair advantage over another.
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  • Business School Student Female Smiling

    Behind the Scenes: Four Faces of Fairness

    With management education now a global field, and with 59 percent of the GMAT exams taken by non-US citizens, GMAC makes special efforts to assure that every GMAT exam is fair and appropriate for every single test taker. 
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