The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Records Examinations (GRE) are standardised tests that are administered in English and used internationally as one of the evaluation criteria for student admissions particularly in the field of business. The tests measure analytic and linguistic skills as well as quantitative reasoning skills.
Aalto University does not organise GMAT or GRE test. In questions concerning the tests, please contact the test organisers.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
The GMAT consists of four sections:
- Analytical Writing Assessment (one essay theme), 30 minutes
- Integrated Reasoning (12 questions), 30 minutes
- Quantitative (37 multiple-choice questions), 75 minutes
- Verbal (41 multiple-choice questions), 75 minutes
Aalto University considers only the Total Score when evaluating applicants for a master’s programme in business and economics. Only the Quantitative Section and Verbal Section comprise the Total Score. The Analytical Writing Assessment and Integrated Reasoning sections do not affect the Total Score and they are not considered in the admissions. Applicants may opt to not do the Analytical Writing Assessment and Integrated Reasoning sections at all, if they wish.
For more information on the test, visit the test administrator’s website: www.mba.com
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
The accepted exams are the GRE General Test and GRE Revised General Test. The GRE Subject Test is not accepted.
Structure of the GRE test:
- Verbal Reasoning: measures ability to analyse and draw conclusions from discourse; reason from incomplete data; identify author's assumptions and/or perspective; understand multiple levels of meaning, such as literal, figurative and author's intent, select important points; distinguish major from minor or relevant points; summarise text; understand the structure of a text, understand the meanings of words, sentences and entire texts; understand relationships among words and among concepts.
- Quantitative Reasoning: measures ability to understand quantitative information, interpret and analyse quantitative information, solve problems using mathematical models, apply basic mathematical skills and elementary mathematical concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data interpretation, includes real-life scenarios.
- Analytical Writing: measures ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively, support ideas with relevant reasons and examples, examine claims and accompanying evidence, sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion, control the elements of standard written English.
The GRE score is converted into a GMAT Total Score based on the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools provided by ETS (Educational Testing Service). When converting the score, the Verbal Reasoning Score and Quantitative Reasoning Score of the GRE test are taken into consideration. The Analytical Writing section has no bearing on admissions process.
For more information on the test, see www.ets.org/gre.