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Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

All applicants to a Masters or PhD level program at the John Molson of Business are required to submit a valid GMAT score as part of their application, unless specified as an exception under the program’s admission requirements. This aptitude test measures quantitative abilities, verbal skills, integrated reasoning and analytical writing. It is used as a diagnostic tool for assessing and comparing the suitability of candidates. The GMAT is administered as a Computer-Adaptive Test (CAT) through the Pearson Professional Centre network throughout North America and at many international test centers.

If you are applying to the Executive MBA, know that the program is an intellectually challenging and academically rigorous program and we want you to succeed. The critical skills for graduate business studies include integrated reasoning, critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving. To help us assess your readiness, we require a satisfactory score on the GMAT exam. Depending on your academic background, we may accept the Executive Assessment instead of the GMAT exam. Both the GMAT and EA are specifically designed to evaluate the business school readiness of seasoned professionals.

Please contact us to discuss your credentials and to determine the most appropriate assessment tool. The test is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), creators of the GMAT® exam. Learn more about the Executive Assessment here.

Recommended GMAT Exam Preparation Materials:

Typically, we recommend that most students allow on average, between 6 weeks to 3 months to prepare for the GMAT exam. Please note that if you need to re-write the GMAT, you must wait a minimum of 16 days between test dates before re-taking.

Resources for the GMAT exam vary in format, length and cost, as well as vary in benefit according to the type of learner. Recommended sources of GMAT preparation/study prep include:

- GMAT Official Guide 2019 (books - available at most major bookstores and online)
- GMAT Official Practice Questions
- Various Test Prep companies worldwide offer GMAT prep courses and support (check for exam prep companies near you)
- Online GMAT tutoring services & practice exams
- Prep guidebooks by The Princeton Review, Manhattan Prep and Kaplan among many others

--among many other resources available in a variety of formats to GMAT test-takers.

To register for the GMAT

Please visit the GMAT website for more information, including the dates and locations for upcoming exams.

The GMAT codes for Concordia University are:

  • Full-Time MBA: 93H-ON-72
  • Part-Time MBA: 93H-ON-69
  • Master of Supply Chain Management: 93H-ON-76
  • MBA in Investment Management: 93H-ON-73
  • MSc Finance: 93H-ON-44
  • MSc Management: 93H-ON-58
  • MSc Marketing: 93H-ON-66
  • PhD in Business Administration: 93H-ON-75

A GRE score from the past five years may be considered instead of the GMAT but the GMAT is highly preferred.

The ETS GRE code for Concordia University is 0956.

Please refer to each program’s respective admission requirements for minimum GMAT score required; this may vary from one program to another.

Unofficial test results for the verbal and quantitative sections are available in writing immediately following completion of the test and you are encouraged to upload your student copy of the results to your online application.

The test may be retaken after 16 days, to a maximum of 5 times in any 12-month period. The GMAT score is valid for five years.

It is recommended that students book their test date and time at least four weeks in advance.

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