In parts one and two of our series, we discussed the purpose of the GMAT and GRE for business school admissions, as well as the differences in the test structures and the skills you will need to tackle each of them.
In part one of our guide to the GMAT and GRE, we discussed the purpose of these standardised tests for business school admission, as well as the differences in test structure and individual components. In this article, we will go deeper into the main sections of each test and give you some examples of what to expect and what skills you will need to master the GMAT or GRE.
Like any other top business school, INSEAD requires its applicants to the MBA and Master in Management (MIM) degree programmes to attempt either the GMAT or the GRE. One of the most common questions we hear is: “Which test is better?”
Standardised aptitude tests like the GMAT and GRE are required for most business school degrees. But with the plethora of information out there, getting started can feel a bit overwhelming. INSEAD's Degree Programmes recruitment team took the plunge and attempted both tests themselves, going through the entire actual in-person test-taking experience for both the GMAT and the GRE to experience first-hand what applicants will be going through.
The GMAT is a requirement for most business school programmes, including the INSEAD Master in Management (MIM) and MBA. It is also among the assessment options for the INSEAD Executive MBA and Executive Master in Finance. Like many other adaptive tests, the GMAT requires rigorous preparation in the weeks leading up to the exam date. With the right approach and proper planning, however, acing the GMAT is well within reach.
The GMAT is a requirement for most business school programmes, including the INSEAD Master in Management (MIM) and MBA. It is also among the assessment options for the INSEAD Executive MBA and Executive Master in Finance.
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INSEAD has four equally important application criteria that guide our selection of an exciting, dynamic and diverse student body. The MBA Admissions team is looking for people with intellectual curiosity, personal qualities to contribute to the many INSEAD activities and a desire to stretch themselves in a rigorous academic programme. We welcome applications from around the world regardless of race, religion, gender, colour or financial status.
The INSEAD Executive MBA is an intensive programme with a rigorous curriculum. As part of the admissions process, you must take either the INSEAD Assessment, the GMAC Executive Assessment (EA) or the GMAT. All of these tests evaluate your academic aptitude, including quantitative and verbal skills. The application process will vary slightly depending on which test you choose:
INSEAD’s Executive MBA programme is intensive, rigorous and challenging. To ensure that we bring the best talent to the class, applicants must either take the INSEAD Assessment, the GMAC Executive Assessment (EA) or the GMAT – all of which provide a uniform and standardised way of evaluating candidates’ aptitude to cope with the intensity and breadth of the programme.