Preparing for the GMAT/GRE
Because we do not require prerequisite business courses for admission to the program, we use the GMAT and GRE to ensure your potential to succeed in the program.
The University of Utah offers GMAT and GRE preparation courses through the Office of Continuing Education.
All potential MBA Online program candidates are also invited to attend our free monthly GMAT workshop, which includes test taking tips and strategies to help you prepare for the GMAT. This four hour, evening or weekend class will give a general overview of the GMAT exam and review the quantitative, verbal, and analytical writing sections. View upcoming dates and RSVP here.
Here are some recommended courses for online GMAT prep:
Military personnel may be eligible for GMAT or GRE reimbursement. For military personnel resources:
There are great free resources available as well:
Upon completion of the GMAT/GRE, you can request for your score to be sent to up to five schools; simply include the University of Utah MBA Online program on that list when you first take the test. If you previously took the GMAT and did not request the testing service to send your score to us at that time, you must contact them and ask for a duplicate copy to be sent.
Because there is a delay between your test date and the time we would receive your official score, you can send us a copy of the unofficial score report that you receive the day you take the test. It can be scanned and emailed to us at MBAOnline@Utah.edu.
Strong candidates may have an opportunity to qualify for a GMAT or GRE substitution. Substitutions are granted at the discretion of the MBAO admissions committee and are largely dependent on:
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Quantitatively rigorous undergraduate major (generally STEM or business)
- Recency of graduation
- Years and quality of work experience
If you would like to discuss your background with our staff and receive a recommendation as to whether or not you might qualify, please feel free to contact our office at MBAOnline@utah.edu. Please include an unofficial undergraduate transcript and current resume in your request. Keep in mind that the majority of applicants are typically required to take the GMAT or GRE exam.
While the GMAT is an important piece of the application, it is still only one piece of your overall profile. The admissions committee reviews each applicant holistically taking the overall application into consideration.
You can take two free full-length practice exams on the official GMAT website or take the test in Utah at testing centers in Draper, Bountiful, Ogden, and Logan.
Learn more about GRE registration at the official GRE website or take the test locally at a testing center in Salt Lake City (University of Utah), Taylorsville, Lindon, and Logan.