Foster now accepts the Executive Assessment for admissions into part-time MBA programs

Effective immediately, the University of Washington Foster School of Business will accept the Executive Assessment (EA) as an option when fulfilling the testing requirements for admission into all work compatible MBA programs—those with a part-time format that allow students to work full-time while earning their degree.

mba students“We are thrilled to provide applicants the additional option of taking the Executive Assessment. With greater emphasis on professional experience, we believe that the EA is positioned to better assess the academic capacity of working professionals,” said Morgan Sage, Associate Director of the Technology Management MBA program.

The Executive Assessment is a new exam from GMAC, the organization that administers the GMAT. According to GMAC, the EA was designed with working professionals in mind, to evaluate relevant workplace skills in a convenient testing format. The test is 90 minutes in duration, with 40 questions that cover integrated reasoning, verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning.

“Many potential students come to the table, anxious that a standardized test will not reflect the knowledge that they’ve gained in the real world. We want those students to feel more confident walking into the testing room with an assessment that better aligns with their skills and expertise,” said Jodey Farwell, Director of the Hybrid MBA program.

See program specific information below:

Evening MBA

Applicants with 8 or more years of full-time work experience may be eligible to take the Executive Assessment. For more information about admissions exams and EA eligibility, please schedule an informational interview with an admissions counselor. Visit the Evening MBA admissions page for more info.

Executive MBA

While the Executive MBA does not normally require standardized testing (GMAT/GRE) as part of the admissions process, the program will also accept the EA. Since an exam is not required, the EA is best suited for non-degreed applicants or applicants with extremely low undergraduate GPAs who wish to strengthen their application. Visit the Executive MBA admissions page for more info.

Hybrid MBA

The Hybrid MBA program is accepting the Executive Assessment as an option when fulfilling the test requirement during the application process. All applicants can choose between the EA, GMAT, or GRE. Visit the Hybrid MBA admissions page for more info.

Technology Management MBA

The TMMBA program is accepting the Executive Assessment as an option when fulfilling the test requirement during the application process. All applicants can choose between the EA, GMAT, or GRE. Visit the TMMBA admissions page for more info.