MBA Colleges in Australia that don't require GMAT


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Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Apr 13, 2020 13:39 IST

Australia provides an excellent study abroad destination. Truly world class cities, a conducive environment and first-rate academic facilities. Adding to the many positives is another lure for international students…the requirement or rather no requirement of GMAT scores. Don’t go judging too fast. True, most of the top MBA colleges of the world require rather high GMAT scores. But to consider GMAT scores as a measure of the school’s program would be hasty and wrong. All the top schools across the world look at a variety of aspects of the application and the same is true for all Australian Universities as well. So why don’t they need a GMAT?

The answer lies in the way the Australian Education System works. More based on practical expertise, the Australian education system gives credence to work experience as well as your academic score. Most of the colleges require a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience for you to be able to apply. Moreover, a quick glance at the student profile of these colleges would present to you that the average work experience of the students in their MBA program is around 4 years.

Furthermore, the Australian Education system believes that a student applying for a higher education after completing a bachelor course or a graduate diploma would necessarily have the required aptitude to complete the course. No GMAT does not in any way mean a lower qualification. In fact, the Australian Universities would require you to have a rather consistently high score across your high school and graduation. Most of the listed colleges have a minimum requirement of 65% in your undergraduate degree – aggregate and not only of the final year!

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Another more important aspect to understand is that the universities do not require the GMAT mandatorily! As in, it is not compulsory for you to have a GMAT score to apply to these colleges. They assess the application and may request you to provide a GMAT score is your academic score does not match the minimum requirement. So, while we present a list of colleges that do not “require” a GMAT score, we still maintain that admissions to universities abroad is strictly on a case to case basis. Hence the standard suggestion remains the same – talk to the university’s admission officer about your application.

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Meanwhile, here’s a list of Australian Universities, some ranked amongst the top 30 MBA schools in Asia Pacific Region (Source: QS Global 200 MBA Rankings 2014/15: Asia Pacific), that do not require a GMAT score. If you have a good academic record, a decent work experience and an IELTS score of 6.5 – 7 and a low GMAT score of 550 or no GMAT score, these are the 10 universities you might wish to start your research with.

Name of College/ University

Asia Ranking*

ANU College of Business and Economics, Australian National University


La Trobe University, Melbourne


Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University


Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong


Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University


Sydney Graduate School of Management, University of Western Sydney


The University of Sydney Business School


Australian Catholic University


Curtin University, Perth


James Cook University, Townsville City


* Source: QS Global 200 MBA Rankings 2014/15: Asia Pacific

About the Author
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert

With over 8 years of experience in overseas education, Rahul Singha has been previously associated with prominent education houses. He is also responsible for keeping a sharp eye on education policies of major study... Read Full Bio




Guru Mohan

4 years ago

Hello this is Guru Mohan I'm in the final year of my graduation.i am interested in pursuing my higher education in aggregate as of now is 70% .

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Ritu Singh

4 years ago

HI, I have got 91-93 % in 10th , 12th; Btech 73 % ; GMAT score of 530 ; Working as Sales Consultant with work experience of 3 years. Please rate colleges for me.

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Ritu Singh

4 years ago

I have scored 91 & And 93 % in 10th, 12th; 73 % in Btech from Computer Science; Gmat score is 530 . Which colleges should I apply?

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5 years ago

hello sir, This is abhilash I have work experience of 1 year so how can apply for the university which are offering MBA without please share some information so that it will be helpful to me.
thank you

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5 years ago

I have 1 yr of work experience in Bosch ltd. Graduation marks is 77%. 10th and 12 marks is 78%. Please suggest me a good MBA university. Not appeared for GMAT

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