GMAT/GRE Waivers

Earn the MSBA Without a GMAT/GRE.

At the Albers School of Business and Economics, we are interested in the development of the whole person. While the GMAT/GRE helps us assess whether applicants have the quantitative, verbal, and analytical skills required to succeed at Albers, we recognize that some may be able to demonstrate their potential without a GMAT/GRE.  We consider all professional and educational experiences that will contribute to developing cohorts of students that will collaboratively pursue our high quality, rigorous MSBA program.

Because of our holistic approach to education, Seattle University has created a path through which GMAT/GRE waivers may be granted to qualified applicants.

Waiving the GMAT/GRE* for the MSBA:

Do you have a relevant degree that demonstrates quantitative competency? Would you rather display your quantitative abilities through a wavier exam?

Upon evaluation, you MAY receive a GMAT/GRE waiver if you hold one or more of the following degrees:

  • Quantitative Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM area (science, technology, engineering, and math) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Complete and pass the GMAT Math Assessment with a 75% or higher (Details to come soon, check back for more information Early April.)



  • Complete and pass the GMAT Math Assessment with a 75% or higher (Details to come soon, check back for more information Early April.) 

For more information or questions about GMAT/GRE waivers please email  All GMAT/GRE waivers will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Albers reserves the right to deny a GMAT/GRE waiver.

Please note: An approved waiver does not guarantee admission to the Seattle University Master of Science in Business Analytics program.

If you still need to take the GMAT, we encourage you to look into our GMAT Workshop, which is designed to help you prepare to take the GMAT or improve your GMAT score through preparatory courses offered at a discounted rate. Contact us for more information.

*Seattle University may also accept GMAT/GRE scores older than 5 years on a case by case-by-case basis, as long as you can provide the Office of Admissions with an official GMAT/GRE score report.