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Waiver of the GMAT Admission Requirement

The GMAT Waiver is designed for domestic and international students who have significant work experience. Application for the waiver is a written statement requesting the GMAT waiver and reason why it should be granted. In addition to the letter of request, an applicant must submit all required application documents, including official transcripts, letter of intent, two letters of recommendation, resume, and a completed application form. Applicants are encouraged to include any other material that demonstrates professional strengths such as professional designations, professionally appointed positions, boards, memberships, leadership positions, and publications. The Barney School of Business is looking for experience that demonstrates leadership, supervision and decision-making, along with analytical and problem solving ability that directly affects one's company.

Applicants may apply for a waiver of the GMAT requirement if they have three or more years of full-time professional business experience. However, three years of professional work experience does not automatically qualify one for a GMAT waiver. The nature of the experience, past academic record, and other attainments are all taken into consideration. Applicants who hold a master’s degree or higher from an appropriately accredited institution may be exempt from taking the GMAT.

To schedule a GMAT Waiver Interview
Domestic applicants will be called to schedule an in-person or videoSKYPE GMAT waiver interview when the complete application package has been received by the Graduate Admissions office. A designated faculty member will conduct the interview and determine if the work experience is significant enough to warrant a waiver.

If you are an international student applying to the MBA, please be aware that applicants will be emailed to schedule a video SKYPE GMAT waiver interview when the on-line application has been completed.

For inquiries, email bizschool@hartford.edu or call 860-768-4444.


Information Sessions

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We host MBA information sessions every Tuesday on campus from 4:30-6:00 P.M. in Room 227 Auerbach Hall (the Barney School building). Park in Lot A. For more information, call 860-768-4444 . Please note that you may also request a private appointment.


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