Executive MBA

Test Scores

As part of the admissions process, all applicants to the Executive MBA Program are required to submit scores from one of three standardized tests: Executive Assessment, GMAT, or GRE. It’s important to note that we view your entire application holistically and weigh each criteria carefully. Test scores are used as a way for the Admissions Committee to assess your quantitative, reasoning, and verbal abilities prior to enrolling at Chicago Booth. Our goal is to evaluate the ability of all applicants to complete the program successfully.

If you have questions about your current test score, our test requirements or need help with selecting a test, please reach out to your local admissions office to discuss.  We’d be pleased to offer you some personalized feedback.


The Executive Assessment test has been developed specifically for EMBA applicants by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Chicago Booth partnered with GMAC and five other leading Executive MBA programs to pioneer the Executive Assessment.

We strongly encourage all Executive MBA applicants to take the Executive Assessment during the application process to Chicago Booth. The assessment has been designed to evaluate your readiness for the MBA Program and help prepare you to be a student. It focuses on skills that are critical at work and in an MBA Program; higher order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving. The assessment requires less preparation than the GMAT exam, takes 90 minutes, and is easy to schedule.

Executive Assessment: Select the Chicago Booth Executive MBA campus of your choice as one of the schools that have access to your Executive Assessment scores.

Your Executive Assessment score is valid for 5 years. Learn more »


Chicago Booth also accepts scores from the GMAT or GRE exams as part of the application process. To send us your GMAT or GRE score:

GMAT: Add Chicago Booth to the list of schools that have access to your GMAT scores through Pearson VUE and ACT, Inc. Our school codes are:

  • Chicago H9X-9F66
  • London H9X-9F-28
  • Hong Kong H9X-9F-71

The GMAT score is valid if the test was taken less than five years before the date of the application deadline. The test date makes no difference in the assessment of an application as long as it was within the past five years. Learn more »

GRE: Add Chicago Booth to the list of schools that should receive your test scores.

The GRE score is valid for five years after the testing year in which you tested. Learn more »

Please note: The admissions committee will need an official score before students start the program. However, applicants may submit an unofficial score during the application process.