Top 10 Online MBA Programs with No GMAT Requirement


Professionals who pursue an MBA enjoy a choice of attractive job opportunities. More companies plan to hire MBA graduates. The likelihood of promotion in their present companies and getting higher salaries is higher. The median starting salary that U.S.-based companies paid recent MBA graduates in 2017 was about US$110,000.

The Online MBA option helps busy professionals earn their degree and take their career to the next level, without having to put it on hold while studying.

The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is an entry requirement for most AACSB-accredited universities. However the trend is that many prestigious business schools are waiving the GMAT requirement.

We have short listed programs with no GMAT requirements from the Financial Times, US News, Economist and Forbes top Online MBA rankings and presented it here. They are then ranked by the average score from the 4 sources above.

All the programs listed here are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world standard of business school accreditation.


IE Business School

Madrid, Spain
Global MBA
GMAT: IE Global Admission Test is an alternative

The Global MBA has been ranked as the top online MBA program by Financial Times in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The program serves to strengthen professionals’ business acumen and expand their network. The school provides professionals with multidisciplinary knowledge and management skills. Graduates are known for their international perspective.


The University of Warwick

Coventry, UK
Warwick Business School
Warwick MBA by Distance Learning
GMAT: Warwick Test is an alternative

Warwick Business School’s Distance Learning MBA was ranked first in the UK and 2nd in the world by Financial Times. The part-time program’s inspirational teaching and flexible online learning helps professionals accelerate their career and increase their business knowledge and leadership skills.


University of Massachusetts Amherst

Isenberg School of Management
Isenberg Online MBA
GMAT/GRE: Waiver may be available

Online MBA option helps busy professionals work for a degree that take their career to another level. There is not much difference between Full-time MBA and Online MBA option. Online students are taught by the same renowned faculty and receive the same rigorous education. The only difference is flexibility in earning their degree without leaving their jobs.


Temple University

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Fox School of Business
GMAT: Waiver may be available

Fox School of Business’ Online MBA was ranked as the top online MBA program by US News. The curriculum is customizable and offers outstanding flexibility. Online MBA uses leading-edge virtual learning technology and is designed and taught by the same on-campus faculty. Fox Online MBA provides high-quality interactive on-demand format, HD video presentations and web conferencing technology that enables students to attend the class wherever they choose. The program commences with a week-long residency for networking and team building followed by weekly online classes on deeper topics.


University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Kenan-Flagler Business School
Online MBA@UNC
GMAT/GRE: Waiver may be available

The university’s faculty and curriculum are ranked in the top 10 list. MBA@UNC combines online interaction, self-paced course assignment, and connections with ambitious leaders from around the world, to enable learners to earn the same degree as on-campus students. Online students can attend class anywhere, anytime and have flexibility to complete the program around their schedules. The flexible duration is between 18 to 36 months.


University of Texas

Richardson, TX, USA
Naveen Jindal School of Management
PMBA Flex & Online
GMAT/GRE: Waiver may be available

The PMBA program is tailored for working professionals helping them learn to think, plan and act strategically in a global marketplace. It provides flexibility, allowing students to create their own pathway. Courses are taught by regular faculty and are fully developed in the academic studio. Students can opt to take certain classes on campus.


George Washington University

Washington, DC, USA
School of Business
Online MBA
GMAT/GRE: Waiver may be available

The Online MBA program combines business and analytical skills with focus on ethical leadership, sustainability, social responsibility, and corporate citizenship - with a global view. This enables students to solve business problems for the benefit of the organization while considering its impact on the world.


Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, USA
Whitman School of Management
GMAT/GRE: Waiver may be available

MBA@Syracuse graduates earn the same Whitman degree as on-campus students. The Online program offers students everywhere access without having to put their careers on hold. The program was awarded #10 Best Online MBA in the world by The Financial Times and #23 Best Online MBA by The Princeton Review.


Auburn University

Auburn, AL, USA
Raymond J. Harbert College of Business
Online MBA
GMAT/GRE: Waiver may be available

Online MBA student receive the same quality education as on-campus students. All classes are accessible via streaming videos available anytime. Students in the United States can enroll in the Online MBA. Students are only required to make one short compus visit.


Ball State University

Muncie, IN, USA
College of Business
Online MBA
GMAT/GRE: Waiver may be available

Students of Ball State Online MBA have the same choice courses as on-campus students and courses are taught by the same faculty members as on-campus classes. Ball State MBA faculty was ranked as the top in Indiana by US News & World Report in 2013.