Booth accepts scores from both the GMAT and GRE exams and does not have a preference for a specific exam. Both test scores are good for five years. While the GMAT is oriented towards business schools, the GRE is also typically accepted by other graduate programs (including business schools). The GRE runs longer than the GMAT (3h 45 m vs. 3h 7m) and is a little less expensive. Both exams include verbal and quantitative reasoning as well as analytical writing, but there are different nuances in each test. It may be worth your time to take a practice or diagnostic exam for each test to see which one you might want to move forward with as it will give you a good sense of timing, content, and structure.
The Executive Assessment (EA) is built for busy executives. The EA is similar in structure to the GMAT, and is created by the same company that makes the GMAT. It allows us to evaluate your business school readiness and helps you see which areas might need focus to sharpen your skills before your MBA program begins. This exam offers the convenience of less preparation time and lasts for 90 minutes. It has three sections (totaling 40 questions): Integrated Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning.
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