The acceptance of the GRE-General Test among management schools is rising. Close to 600 B-schools around the world have started accepting the GRE scores for selecting students.
Among the latest to join the club are Cornell University's S C Johnson Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and the Leeds School of Business at University of Colorado, Boulder.
"Accepting the GRE General Test opens the door to a larger pool of diverse and highly qualified candidates with the skills to succeed in business," said David Payne, vice-president and chief operating officer of ETS's higher education division. "MBA programmes around the world are looking for ways to attract more candidates while maintaining a level of excellence, and they are coming to the GRE programme to do so."
Many Indian students will be saved the trouble of taking two exams. "Using GRE scores allows us to tap into a market of students who plan to take the GRE and may see the GMAT as a hindrance four or five years after graduation from college," says Christine Sneva, acting director of admissions and financial aid, S C Johnson Graduate School of Management.