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Georgetown’s Flex MBA Now Accepts Executive Assessment for Candidates with Significant Career Experience

Starting October 1, applicants to the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Flex MBA program with seven or more years of work experience and a 3.3 undergraduate GPA or greater may submit the Executive Assessment (EA) test in lieu of a GMAT or GRE exam. Georgetown McDonough is the first part-time MBA program in the Washington, D.C., region to accept the EA exam.

“Our Flex MBA program offers our rigorous global business curriculum to part-time students who also are balancing demanding careers and active personal lives while earning a degree. Students who are more advanced in their careers bring a wealth of professional knowledge to classroom discussions which enhance the learning experience for their entire cohort,” said Shelly Heinrich, associate dean for MBA Admissions. “The extensive work experience these professionals bring is very important to us in evaluating these applicants’ candidacy.”

The EA exam, which is administered by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), targets experienced executives and includes sections on integrated reasoning, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning. It takes 90 minutes to complete. According to GMAC, the EA exam requires less preparation time from candidates, shortens the time needed to complete graduate program applications, and provides a more diverse pool of candidates for consideration by graduate business programs.

“At Georgetown McDonough, our goal is to create the most engaging learning community for our students, and reduce barriers from attracting and admitting the most competitive applicants to our Flex MBA program,” Heinrich said. “By accepting the EA, we want to provide more flexibility in how we assess academic preparedness and believe this exam better aligns with our experienced populations.”

Learn more about applying to the Flex MBA. The next application deadline is January 6, 2020.