About the Executive Assessment

We've added answers to some frequently asked questions About the Executive Assessment in this section, but please contact us if you don't find the information you need. Additional FAQ categories are listed below.

What is the assessment used for and what does it measure?

The assessment is used to fulfill business school application requirements and it measures business school readiness.

Why should I take the assessment?

Many graduate business programs accept the assessment as part of the application process. It will help you identify what skills you most need to strengthen to be confident in your readiness for business school.

How do schools look at or use my assessment results?

Schools use the results as a factor in determining your readiness for their program. Schools may also offer suggestions for closing gaps prior to beginning the program.

How will the assessment impact my entry into a business program?

Most schools will use the assessment to evaluate readiness. Schools may also use it to determine next steps in helping a candidate succeed in the program.

What's the difference between this assessment and the GMAT exam?

It's been created specifically to measure the skills and knowledge of experienced professionals, it's designed to require minimal preparation and is significantly shorter in length at 90 minutes. Also, instead of being reported separately, your Integrated Reasoning score on the Executive Assessment is included as part of your Total score.

Where and when can I take the assessment?

The assessment is delivered year-round in more than 600 test centers around the world.

How much does it cost to take the assessment?

The cost to take the assessment is US$350 globally.

What payment methods are accepted to pay for the assessment?

Credit or debit cards are accepted (American Express, JCB, MasterCard, or Visa).

Can I review and change a response once I have moved onto the next question? Can I skip a question and return to it later?

The Executive Assessment is comprised of three sections, Integrated Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning, which are further broken down into six modules. The modules are as follows: 1) Integrated Reasoning 1 - 6 questions, 2) Integrated Reasoning 2 - 6 questions, 3) Verbal Reasoning 1 - 7 questions, 4) Verbal Reasoning 2 - 7 questions, 5) Quantitative Reasoning 1 - 7 questions, and 6) Quantitative Reasoning 2 - 7 questions.

At the end of each of the six modules you will be presented with a review screen that will provide an opportunity for you to review and change your responses or return to any questions you may have skipped. Note that you can only review and change responses within a given module. Once you have moved onto the next module, the question responses on the previous module can't be changed.

How can I prepare to take the Executive Assessment?

Exhaustive preparation is not required, but we do suggest you familiarize yourself with the assessment structure and question types you’ll see on the actual assessment. See Executive Assessment Official Prep.

Is the Executive Assessment secure?

The Executive Assessment is a confidential and secure assessment, protected by civil and criminal laws of the United States and elsewhere. It is a policy violation to access or share Executive Assessment content before, during, and after the assessment.