Online MBA Programs with No GMAT Requirement
The once hailed GMAT is now being replaced by recommendations, undergraduate transcripts, and professional experience for a growing number of schools. To date, there are over 100 higher education institutions that do not require students to take the GMAT for MBA program application.
This move to an online MBA no-GMAT required system is great news for many budding MBA students online. For those who are returning to college after a 5 to 10-year break, studying for the GMAT may not be ideal. This offers students returning to college a way to leverage their past academic or professional experience instead of a taking standardized test.
Featured Online No GMAT MBA Programs
Skip the GMAT with Syracuse’s Online MBA
MBA@Syracuse, the online Master of Business Administration from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, is a top-ranked program available to students around the world. Designed for professionals seeking to advance their careers, MBA@Syracuse features immersive coursework and live classes taught online by Syracuse faculty. MBA@Syracuse students attend residencies in the United States and international cities, offering them a chance to network in person with classmates, professors, and business leaders. MBA@Syracuse is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Online MBA – 15 Months – No GMAT Required
Delivered online by American University’s Kogod School of Business, MBA@American takes a collaborative approach to preparing business leaders. Through a blend of live online classes, in-person learning, and engaging assignments, students develop critical skills to lead in a team-based environment. No standardized test scores or minimum professional work experience is required to apply to the program.
The curriculum focuses on experiential learning, and faculty members emphasize the importance of connection rather than competition as they lead students through an interdisciplinary education. MBA@American students also attend in-person immersion experiences hosted on campus at American University and in major cities around the world.
One Year – GMAT Waivers – Bachelor’s Required
MBA@Dayton is the online MBA program from the University of Dayton’s AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration. The program prepares students to become strategic, service-oriented leaders who make meaningful contributions to their organizations and communities.
Designed to be a practical, active experience, MBA@Dayton provides students with real-world skills and hands-on learning they can immediately apply to excel in their current positions or advance into leadership roles. Throughout the online learning experience, students will:
- Participate in face-to-face online classes via webcam
- Complete weekly course work on their own schedule
- Attend in-person immersion experiences
- Receive dedicated online support from application to graduation
This page is broken into two sections for ease of use
- List of the five most affordable online MBA programs no-GMAT required
- A comprehensive list of 102 online MBA programs that don’t require the GMAT (frequently updated)
Note to universities: If your school offers an online MBA no-GMAT required option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with program details and we will add it to our list and will adjust rankings as needed.
All data came from the National Center for Education Statistics, school websites, and school Facebook pages.
For general online MBA programs see our list of 62 of the cheapest online MBA programs.
Tarleton State University
Tarleton State University’s School of Business Administration offers the most affordable online MBA program at roughly $3,000 less than the next most affordable program available.
The program develops student’s leadership, decision-making and critical-thinking abilities in all the functional areas of business: management, marketing, finance, accounting, information systems, and business strategy. Students make decisions based on critical evaluation of real-life situations. Graduate faculty in the College of Business Administration prepare MBA students for current career opportunities and competing effectively in the global arena of business.
Time to complete: 18 months
Number of Credits: 30
Cost per Credit: $212
Asworth College offers a Master’s in Business Administration degree online. The MBA program lasts three semesters. All programs are self-paced. The program operates a rolling admissions policy, so students can begin and end the program when it makes sense to them. Tuition can be divided into monthly installments.
Research projects are designed to help students excel as business leaders and prepare them for professional advancement. By earning an MBA at Ashworth, students acquire knowledge and skills from industry experts. 74% of graduates recommend Ashworth and 79% say that their degree from Ashworth improved their career according to GradReports.com.
Time to complete: 12 months
Number of Credits: 36
Cost per Credit: $259
Cameron University’s online MBA program ranks #131 in U.S. News’ Best Online MBA Programs rankings. Cameron offers students flexibility and low costs while providing a high quality learning experience and post-graduation marketability. Students gain expertise in a variety of business disciplines including Business Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Statistics, Economics, Accounting, Management Information Systems, and Human Resource Management/Organizational Administration.
Cameron’s online programs are geared toward helping their transient military students obtain their degrees according to their individual schedules. CU strives to produce individuals that will bring integrity, respect, and ethical behavior to the workforce.
Time to complete: 24 months
Number of Credits: 33
Cost per Credit: $285
Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University offers an online MBA program that is competitive and affordable for students. For students who aggressively pursue their degree, this program can be completed in as little as two years but must be completed within a five-year time frame. PVAMU’s part-time MBA program was recently ranked by US News in their Best Grad School rankings report.
PVAMU’s online MBA program offers the following concentrations: Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems. Prairie View University’s MBA program has created an academic environment that teaches students how to be successful leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs.
Time to complete: 24 months
Number of Credits: 36
Cost per Credit: $297
Prairie View, Texas
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg State University was recently ranked the 124th Best Online MBA by US News. Fitch offers an MBA online that can be completed in as little as 17 months. This program has an amazing 95% retention rate for the 2013-2014 academic year. The online MBA program is a fairly new addition to Fitch’s online and is already establishing itself as a challenging and affordable option for students looking to earn a master’s in business.
Fitch State University offers two concentrations for the online MBA: Management, Human Resources. Both concentrations require students to complete 10-course, 30-credit programs.Management and Human Resources students are required to take leadership, finance, marketing, accounting, and organizational development classes.
Check out their demo online course here.
Time to complete: 17 months
Number of Credits: 30
Cost per Credit: $362
102 Online MBA Programs
The tool below offers a list of schools that offer an online MBA with no-GMAT required for application. Schools are shown in sets of 10 with the ability to show more as desired. If you scroll to the bottom of the table, you will see the option to show more schools. Also, in some browsers, not all columns will show. A scroll bar is located at the bottom of the table. Use the scroll bar to reveal any unseen columns. A total of five columns are available with the following information:
- School Location
- Credits Cost Per Credit
- Total Tuition Accreditation
- Time Required to Complete
- MBA Degrees & Concentrations Offered
|School||Location||Credits||Cost Per Credit||Total Tuition||Accreditation||Completion Time||MBA Degrees & Concentrations Offered|
|Southeastern University||Lakeland, Florida||36||$525||$18,900||SACS||10 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Suffolk University||Boston, Massachusetts||31||$1,251||$38,781||AACSB||10 months||Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing|
|Ashworth College||Norcross, Georgia||36||$259||$9,345||DETC||12 Months||Generalist/Electives|
|Oklahoma Christian University||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||36||$460||$16,560||ACBSP||12 months||Accounting, Leadership and Organizational Development, Electronic Business, Project Management, Health Services Management, Financial Services, International Business, Marketing, Human Resources|
|Plymouth State University||Plymouth, New Hampshire||30||$588.00||$17,634||ACBSP||12 months||Health Care Administration, General Management|
|Maryville University||St. Louis County, Missouri||36||$625||$22,500||ACBSP/NCA||12 months||Generalist, Accounting, Cybersecurity, Financial Services, Human Resources Management, Project Management, General Management, Health Care Practice Management, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Marketing|
|Hope International University||Fullerton, California||36||$690||$24,840||WASC||12 months||Generalist/Electives, International Development, Marketing Management, Non-Profit Management|
|Saint Leo University||Saint Leo, Florida||36||$695||$25,020||IACBE||12 months||Generalist/Electives, Accounting, Healthcare Management, Marketing, Project Management, Sport Business, Social Media Analytics|
|Fontbonne University||Clayton, Missouri||36||$703||$25,308||ACBSP||14 months||Accounting, Management, Supply Chain Management|
|Southern New Hampshire University||Hooksett, New Hampshire||36||$627||$22,572||NEASC/ACBSP||15 months||International MBA (IMBA), Accounting, Athletic Administration, Corporate Social Responsibility, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, Management, Internet Marketing, Justice Studies, Leadership, Marketing, Operations & Supply, Chain Management, Project Management, Quantitative Analysis, Six Sigma Quality, Social Media Marketing, Sport Management, Sustainability & Environmental Compliance, Workplace Conflict Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Athletic Administration, Business Intelligence, Community Economic Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Healthcare Informatics, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, Information Technology Management, Internet Marketing, Justice Studies, Leadership , Marketing, Music Business, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Public Administration, Quantitative Analysis, Six Sigma Quality, Social Media Marketing, Sport Management, Sustainability & Environmental Compliance, Workplace Conflict Management|
|Texas Women’s University||Texas - Denton, Dallas, Houston, Fort Worth, and Plano||36||$567.84||$24,012||ACBSP||15 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Ohio Dominican University||Columbus, Ohio||36||$540||$19,440||ACBSP||16 months||Leadership|
|King College||Bristol, Tennessee||36||$600||$21,600||ACBSP||16 months||Generalist/Electives, Finance, Healthcare, Human Resources, Marketing, Project Management|
|California Baptist University||Riverside, California||36||$621||$22,000||ACBSP||16 months||Generalist/Electives|
|College of St. Joseph in Vermont||Rutland, Vermont||42||$550||$23,100||NEASC||16 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Northwest Nazarene University||Nampa, Idaho||42||$560||$23,520||ACBSP||16 months||Finance, Global Business, Healthcare, Operations Management|
|Regent University||Virginia Beach, Virginia||42||$650||$27,300||ACBSP||16 months||Generalist/Electives, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Marketing|
|Fitchburg State University||Fitchburg, Massachusetts||30||$362||$10,860||IACBE||17 months||Management, Human Resources|
|Rochester Institute of Technology||Rochester, New York||47||$1,490||$70,000||AACSB||17 months||Executive MBA|
|Tarleton State University||Stephenville, Texas||30||$212||$6,360||ACBSP||18 months||Generalist/Electives|
|McKendree University||Lebanon, Illinois||36||$470||$16,920||IACBE||18 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Park University||Parkville, Missouri||36||$480||$17,280||NCACS||18 months||General, Finance, Healthcare/Health Services Management, International Business, and Management Information Systems.|
|Bryan College||Dayton, Tennessee||36||$495||$17,820||IACBE||18 months||Generalist/Electives, Human Resources, Marketing|
|United States University||Chula Vista, California||36||$575||$20,700||WASC||18 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Missouri Baptist University||St. Louis, Missouri||36||$588||$21,168||HLC/NCACS||18 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Daniel Webster College||Nashua, New Hampshire||36||$592||$21,312||ACBSP||18 months||Management, Aviation|
|Nichols College||Dudley, Massachusetts||36||$600||$21,600||NEASC||18 months||Generalist/Electives, Finance, International Management, Marketing|
|Cardinal Stritch University||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||36||$625||$22,500||ACBSP||18 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Spring Arbor University||Spring Arbor, Michigan||36||$633||$22,788||HLC/NCACS||18 months||Generalist/Electives, Finance, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Strategic Leadership|
|Webster University||Webster Groves, Missouri||36||$695||$25,020||ACBSP||18 months||Business and Organizational Security Management, Decision Support Systems, Environmental Management, Finance, Gerontology, Human Resources Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology Management, International Relations, Management and Leadership, Marketing, Media Communications, Procurement and Acquisitions Management, Web Services|
|Franklin Pierce University||Rindge, New Hampshire||40||$645||$25,800||NEASC||18 months||Energy & Sustainability Studies, Health Administration, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Leadership, Sports Management|
|University of Northwestern Ohio||Lima, Ohio||48||$550||$26,400||ACBSP||18 months||Generalist/Electives|
|George Mason University||Fairfax, Virginia||48||$635||$30,480||AACSB||18 months||Global EMBA, National Defense EMBA|
|Nova Southeastern University||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||39||$777||$31,820||IACBE||18 Months||Business Intelligence/Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Process Improvement, Sales Management, Sport Revenue Generation, Supply Chain Management|
|Florida International University||Miami, Florida||44||$880.86||$37,000||AACSB||18 months||Generalis/Electives (Corporate MBA)|
|Howard University||Washington, DC||54||$1,488||$62,500||AACSB||18 months||Executive MBA|
|Bethel University||McKenzie, Tennessee||36||$550||$19,800||SACS||19 months||Generalist/Electives, Academic Practitioner, Executive, Information Technology, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Information, Human Resources|
|Southwestern College Professional Studies||Winfield, Kansas||30||$602||$18,060||HLC/NCACS||20 months||Generalist/Electives, Finance, Marketing, Information Technology|
|University of Mary||Bismarck, North Dakota||33||$550||$18,150||IACBE||20 months||Generalist/Electives, Executive, Energy Management, Healthcare, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Public Administration|
|Temple University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||48||$1,296.29||$62,208||AACSB||20 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Babson College||Babson Park, Massachusetts||46||$1,654.34||$76,100||AACSB||21 months||Fastrack MBA|
|USC Marshall School of Business||Los Angeles, California||51||$2,412||$123,000||AACSB||21 months||General/Executive|
|University of Chicago||Chicago, Illinois||$127,960||AACSB, NCACS||21 months||accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, international business, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, public policy, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research|
|Oklahoma Wesleyan University||Bartlesville, Oklahoma||36||$499||$17,964||IACBE||22 months||Finance, Human Resources, Marketing|
|Southern Nazarene University||Bethany, Oklahoma||40||$696||$27,840||ACBSP||22 months||Generalist/Electives, Healthcare MBA|
|Cameron University||Lawton, Oklahoma||33||$285||$9,405||ACBSP||24 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Prairie View A&M University||Prairie View, Texas||36||$297||$10,692||AACSB||24 months||Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems|
|Grantham University||Kansas City, Missouri||36||$325||$11,700||DETC||24 months||Information Management, Project Management|
|California National University for Advanced Studies||Los Angeles, California||36||$330||$11,880||DETC||24 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Columbia College||Columbia, Missouri||36||$375||$13,500||HLC/NCACS||24 months||Accounting, Human Resource Management|
|American Public University||Charles Town, West Virginia||39||$350||$13,650||ACBSP||24 Months||13 Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business Management, Homeland Security Resource Allocation, Information Technology Management, Marketing, Nonprofit Management|
|University of Louisiana at Monroe||Monroe, Louisiana||30||$506.50||$15,195||AACSB||24 Months||General|
|Wilmington University||New Castle, Delaware||36||$444||$15,984||IACBE||24 months||Accounting, Environmental Sustainability, Finance, Health Care Administration, Homeland Security, Management Information Systems, Marketing Management, Organizational Leadership|
|North Greenville University||Tigerville, South Carolina||36||$450||$16,200||SACS||24 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Oklahoma Baptist University||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||36||$450||$16,200||ACBSP||24 months||Generalist/Electives|
|California InterContinental University||Diamond Bar, California||45||$395||$17,775||DETC||24 months||Finance, Healthcare Management and Leadership, International Management and Marketing, Information Systems and Knowledge Management, Organizational Development and Human Resource Management, Project and Quality Management|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene University||Mount Vernon, Ohio||36||$498||$17,928||ACBSP||24 months||Finance, Human Resource Management, Health Care Administration, Organizational Management|
|Bellevue University||Bellevue, Nebraska||36||$525||$18,900||IACBE||24 months||Generalist/Electives, Accounting, Acquisition and Contract Management, Cybersecurity, Entrepreneurship, Executive Coaching, Finance, Healthcare, Human Capital Management, Human Resources, Information Security, International Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Taxation|
|University of Wyoming||Laramie, Wyoming||30||$640||$19,200||AACSB||24 months||Executive MBA|
|Liberty University||Lynchburg, Virginia||36||$540||$19,440||ACBSP||24 months||Generalist/Electives, Generalist/Electives, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Project Management, Public Administration, Public Relations|
|St. Joseph’s College||Standish, Maine||42||$475||$19,950||NEASC||24 months||Leadership MBA|
|National American University||Rapid City, South Dakota||54||$390||$21,060||HLC/NCACS||24 months||Accounting, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, Management, International Business, E-Marketing|
|Friends University||Wichita, Kansas||31||$681||$21,111||ACBSP||24 months||Generalist/Electives, Accounting, Business Analytics, Business Law, Healthcare Management, Supply Chain Management and Logistics|
|Baker College Online||Multiple, Michigan||49||$435||$21,315||IACBE||24 months||Accounting, Business Intelligence, Finance, General Business, Health Care, Human Resource, Leadership Studies, Marketing|
|Ashland University||Ashland, Ohio||36||$602||$21,672||ACBSP||24 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Ottawa University||Ottawa, Kansas||36||$610||$21,960||ACBSP||24 months||Generalist/Electives, School Business Operations, Population Health management, Leadership, Strategic Innovation|
|Indiana Wesleyan University||Marion, Indiana||42||$550||$23,100||HLC/NCASC||24 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Walsh College||Troy, Michigan||42||$710||$23,751||IACBE||24 months||Finance, Health Services Administration, Human Resources, Information Assurance, Marketing|
|Hodges University||Naples, Florida||36||$660||$23,760||IACBE||24 months||Generalist/Electives, Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing|
|LeTourneau University||Longview, Texas||35||$710||$24,850||IACBE||24 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Tiffin University||Tiffin, Ohio||36||$700||$25,200||ACBSP||24 months||Finance, General Management, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Sport Management|
|Grand Canyon University||Phoenix, Arizona / National Locations||46||$560||$25,760||ACBSP||24 months||Generalist/Electives, EMBA, Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Leadership (Dual Degree), Accounting, Finance, Health Systems Management, Leadership, Marketing, Strategic Human Resource Management|
|University of Phoenix||Phoenix, Arizona / National Locations||36||$740||$26,640||ACBSP||24 months||Accounting, Energy Management, Global Management, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Project Management, Technology Management|
|Auburn University||Auburn, Alabama||36||$805||$28,980||AACSB, SACS||24 months||Finance, Marketing, Management, Information Systems, Supply Chain and Business Analytics|
|Washington State University||Pullman, Washington||39||$750||$29,250||AACSB||24 months||Generalist/Electives with an entrepreneurship emphasis.|
|Texas A&M University-Commerce||Commerce, Texas||48||$625||$30,000||AACSB||24 months||Generalist/Electives|
|City University of Seattle||Seattle, Washington||48||$633||$30,384||ACBSP||24 months||Accounting, Change Leadership, Finance, Global Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Practicum, Project Management, Sustainable Business, and Technology Management|
|University of Baltimore||Baltimore, Maryland||36||$900||$32,400||AACSB||24 months||Generalist/Electives, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership and Organizational Learning, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Sector Management|
|Walden University||Minneapolis, Minnesota||36||$920||$33,120||ACBSP||24 months||Generalist/Electives, Accounting for Managers, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, Healthcare System Improvement, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership, Marketing, Project Management, Risk Management, Strategies for Sustainability, Technology Management|
|University of Scranton||Scranton, Pennsylvania||36||$965||$34,740||AACSB||24 months||Generalist/Electives, Enterprise Resource Planning, Healthcare Management, Operations Management|
|Colorado State University||Fort Collins, Colorado||40||$870||$34,800||AACSB||24 months||Finance, Computer Information systems, Federal Financial Management, Marketing|
|Southern Illinois University Carbondale||Carbondale, Illinois||45||$778||$35,000||AACSB||24 months||Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing|
|University of Houston-Victoria||Victoria, Texas||48||$731||$35,088||AACSB||24 months||Global MBA, Strategic MBA|
|Kettering University||Flint, Michigan||48||$742||$35,616||ACBSP||24 months||Generalist/Electives, Leadership, Healthcare Systems, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, Technology Management, and Engineering concentrations in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Design, Healthcare Systems Engineering, and Power Electronics & Machine Drives|
|Ohio University||Athens, Ohio||35||$1,023||$35,805||AACSB||24 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Lawrence Technological University||Southfield, Michigan||36||$1,050||$37,800||IACBE / ACBSP||24 months||Nonprofit Management, Project Management, Information Technology|
|Drexel University||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||51||$1,137.25||$58,000||AACSB||24 months||Generalist/Electives, Healthcare Management|
|Northeastern University||Boston, Massachusetts||50||$1,345||$67,250||AACSB||24 months||Finance, Healthcare Management, High Technology Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, International Management, Marketing, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Sustainability|
|Syracuse University||Syracuse, New York||54||$1,249||$67,446||AACSB||24 months||Generalist/Electives|
|West Virginia University||Morgantown, West Virginia||48||$1,493||$71,664||AACSB||24 months||Executive MBA|
|Hofstra University||Hempstead, New York||48||$1,517||$72,800||AACSB||24 months||Strategic Business Management, Strategic Healthcare Management|
|George Washington University||Washington, DC||54.5||$1,420||$74,550||AACSB||24 months||Generalist/Elective, Also offers Healthcare MBA|
|New York University-Stern||New York City, New York||60||$2,124||$127,440||AACSB||24 months||General Management/Specializations|
|Western Governors University||Salt Lake City, Utah||33||$394*||$13,000*||DETC||24 months||Generalist/Electives, Healthcare, Information Technology|
|Lewis University||Romeoville, Illinois||30||$795||$23,850||NCACS/THLC||24 months or less||Generalist, Business Analytics, Finance, Project Management|
|Concordia University Wisconsin||Mequon, Wisconsin||39||$640||$24,960||IACBE||26 months||Corporate Communication, Environmental Studies, Health Care Administration, International Business, Management Information Systems, Public Administration, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing Risk Management|
|University of Massachusetts-Amherst||Amherst, Massachusetts||39||$750||$29,250||AACSB||27 months||Generalist/Electives|
|University of St. Thomas||Minneapolis, Minnesota||54||$1,180||$63,720||AACSB||27 months||Health Care Management|
|East Carolina University||Greenville, North Carolina||60||$1,071||$64,260||AACSB||30 Months||Generalist/Electives|
|Chadron State College||Chadron, Nebraska||36||$307.50||$11,070||ACBSP||36 months||Generalist/Electives|
|Strayer University||Baltimore, Maryland||54||$616||$30,330||ACBSP||54 months||Accounting, Acquisition, Finance, Health Services Administration, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Professional Studies, Project Management, Public Administration|
|Excelsior College||Albany, New York||33||$749.00||$24,720||MSCHE, AACSB||8 Months||General, Cybersecurity, Health Care, Human Performance Technology, Human Resources, Information Security, Leadership, Social Media, Technology Management|