Validity for Subgroups

We are continually assessing the validity of the GMAT® exam.

Published studies find the GMAT exam to be useful across groups.

Using validity information collected from different programs around the world, GMAC is able to analyze information across different groups. Results from many of these studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals, which is a testament to the statistical rigor and appropriateness of the procedures used.

Results from the studies support the use of GMAT scores for predicting success in graduate business programs. The studies included support for using GMAT scores across different demographic groups including:

  • Gender
  • Race/ethnicity of US students
  • Citizenship
  • Native language

Other comparative studies looked at different program types or educational backgrounds. These studies included:

  • Undergraduate major
  • EMBA programs
  • Doctoral programs
  • Master’s programs (not MBA)
  • European programs

Read the Studies

Predicting Success in Graduate Management Doctoral Programs 
Executive Education: Predicting Student Success in 22 Executive MBA Programs
Predicting Program Success for Undergraduate & Graduate Accounting & Business-Related Concentrations
GMAT Validity for Six European MBA Programs
GMAT Validity Study Summary Report for 1997 to 2004