A solid GMAT score provides the applicant with a great way to convince the MBA Admissions Committees of his/her ability to perform well at the program.
2020 threw many surprises, management theory has evolved, and the generally held belief is that adaptability is the ‘new’ competitive advantage. The MBA programs had their trial by fire when they had to answer these questions: Should we discontinue classes? Should we admit international students this year? Should we continue online? If so, then for how long?
A few MBA programs even decided to waive off the GMAT scores during this time – but under certain circumstances. This was a fair assessment given the times, but there is one question: Why should MBA aspirants take the GMAT irrespective of the test’s optionality?
Here are a few factors for us to consider evaluating the argument…