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GMAT™ Skills for the Workplace

Gain a Competitive Advantage 

A graduate business degree empowers you to succeed by unlocking a world of opportunities and increasing your earning potential. In 2016, the Graduate Management Admission Council conducted a study of graduate school candidates and corporate recruiters* and the findings were clear – both have the same goals. Candidates pursue graduate education to stand out and corporate recruiters look for exceptional candidates who are a cut above the rest. In fact, 88 percent of corporate recruiters are projecting a need for outstanding business school graduates. Graduate business school candidates like you reported taking the GMAT exam to stand out, in support of similar goals, to help increase job opportunity, their salary and accelerate their career.

GMAT Exam Overview

Employers Value Your GMAT Skills

A graduate business degree is a valuable tool in your quest to build a career that is both professionally and personally rewarding. Your journey starts with the GMAT exam. The GMAT assesses your readiness for business school, and business school prepares you to realize your career potential. By taking the GMAT exam you understand your strengths in the areas that matter to today’s corporate recruiters:

  • Analytical Writing – measuring your ability to think critically and to communicate your ideas.
  • Integrated Reasoning – measuring your ability to evaluate information presented in multiple formats from multiple sources.
  • Quantitative – measuring your ability to analyze data and draw conclusions using reasoning skills.
  • Verbal – measuring your ability to read and understand written material, to evaluate arguments, and to correct written material to conform to standard written English.

"This has been called the era of big data, and it is increasingly evident that the future will be claimed by those able to see the critical patterns among overwhelming complexity,” said Christine Poon, dean of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and former vice chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s board of directors and worldwide chairman of the Pharmaceuticals Group. “It is no surprise that the GMAT exam would be the test to respond to the need of business schools and management programs to identify students with these skills."

Own Your Future as a Next Generation Business Leader

Succeeding in today’s information-based economy requires sifting through massive amounts of information to determine what is relevant. Corporate recruiters are looking for candidates with strategic decision-making and problem-solving abilities, who are ready to drive results through product innovations, improved service and productivity, and new jobs and businesses. This is true no matter where you chart your career path, whether it is it in banking, consulting, IT, manufacturing, health care, government policy, or marketing. The GMAT assesses the skills that matter to corporate recruiters.

See what these corporate recruiters look for in applicants from graduate business schools and how the GMAT skills can contribute.



*GMAC (2016) mba.com Prospective Students Survey and GMAC (2016) Corporate Recruiters Survey

The GMAT exam helps you stand out during the admissions process. Take the one business school exam that elevates you from the rest of the pack.

If test centers are closed in your area due to the COVID-19 pandemic, consider taking the GMAT Online Exam, an interim, proctored exam that you can take in the comfort of your home.