Solution will support test takers and schools as many test centers remain closed due to COVID-19. Registration opens May 1, 2020 with testing appointments available beginning May 5, 2020.
RESTON, Va. (May 1, 2020) — The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™), administrator of the GMAT™, GMAT™ Online exam and Executive Assessment, today announced the release of its Executive Assessment Online, an interim solution designed to evaluate a career professional’s business school readiness in a virtual environment. As the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closing of testing centers around the world, GMAC has quickly moved to offer alternative solutions that are accessible online. The interim Executive Assessment Online allows business schools to evaluate a candidate’s readiness based on career experience and helps admissions teams understand how to best support success in their program.
“Our goal is to support people interested in pursuing business school, and to help schools better understand a candidate’s potential for success in their program,” said Manish Dharia, head of the Executive Assessment product at GMAC. “Working professionals have come under significant strain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, transitioning to a work-at-home environment and learning how best to manage priorities in this new environment. It was important to us, and consistent with our mission, to transition our focus to a solution that will empower them to continue their pursuit of an advanced business degree during these uncertain times.”
GMAC has made the interim solution available on personal and laptop computers with Mac and Windows operating systems and will prioritize the availability of the alternative assessment as the organization seeks to support test takers and schools in impacted markets, with the exception of markets limited by regulatory restrictions; these include mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, South Sudan, and Slovenia. Additionally, the Executive Assessment will launch with two accommodations for candidates with disabilities that meet specific eligibility criteria, 50% and 100% extended exam time options.
Except for the online delivery format, the Executive Assessment Online is identical to the exam administered in test centers. It offers the same sections, number of items, section times, scoring algorithm, section scores and total score as the test center version. As a result, Executive Assessment Official Prep supports preparation for both the Executive Assessment Online and the test center-based version of the exam. Appointments for around-the-clock test dates begin on May 5, 2020 and run through June 30, 2020, at which time the need for the interim solution will be reevaluated.
Candidates who wish to register for the EA Online exam can learn more here: www.gmac.com/eaonline
Additional information for business schools is available here: www.gmac.com/eaonlineassessment
The Graduate Management Admission Council™ (GMAC™) is a mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. Founded in 1953, we are committed to creating solutions for business schools and candidates to better discover, evaluate and connect with each other. We work on behalf of the schools and the graduate management education community, and guide candidates on their journey to higher education, to ensure that no talent goes undiscovered.
GMAC provides world-class research, professional development opportunities and assessments for the graduate management education industry, designed to advance the art and science of admissions. Owned and administered by GMAC, the Graduate Management Admission Test™ (GMAT™) exam is the most widely used graduate business school assessment, recognized by more than 7,000 programs worldwide. Other GMAC assessments include the NMAT by GMAC™ (NMAT™) exam, for entrance into graduate management programs in India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and South Africa, and the Executive Assessment (EA), which supports the admissions needs of more than 160 programs around the world.
Our flagship portal for graduate management education resources and information, www.mba.com, receives over 7 million visits a year and features the Program Finder matching tool and GMASS™ search service, a data-driven technology that helps connect candidates and business schools. These platforms are part of GMAC Connect, a suite of services that help schools attract students through recruiting solutions that marry our market intelligence, data, reach and candidate touchpoints.
Subsidiaries of GMAC include UK-based online publishing company BusinessBecause, a content-rich destination that helps students identify the right-fit business schools during the critical consideration and selection phases of their journey, and The MBA Tour, which supports business schools’ global recruiting efforts by organizing business education-focused events around the world.
GMAC is a global organization with offices in China, India, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States. To learn more about our work, please visit www.gmac.com.
Geoffrey Basye, Director of Media Relations, GMAC
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