What Is An Executive Assessment (EA)?

The Executive Assessment is an exam designed explicitly for EMBA students. The Graduate Management Admission Council presents it as “The assessment that recognizes success.” Executive assessment has several advantages. It prepares applicants rather than exclude them.

Why Was The Executive Assessment Created?

The Executive master’s in business administration is a course for mid-level professionals who have at least 4 years of work experience. The professionals who want to pursue such a course usually do it to update their knowledge and open doorways to the future.

The exact motivation of applicants is uncertain, but anecdotal reports suggest that EMBA students are not interested in an immediate career change. Such students want to better their position within a company. The EMBA students have amassed a wealth of skills with age and experience. The skills are relevant to the course and do not reflect in GMAT scores. 

Another fact is that such applicants are usually preoccupied with higher responsibilities and overloaded schedules. Hence, they have less time to prepare for GMAT. 

The Executive Assessment serves the purpose of:

  • Ensure that EMBA applicants are ready for the course, comprising skills previously ignored by GMAT.
  • Ensure that prospective students do not alter their academic plans due to lack of time for GMAT preparation.

Advantages Of An Executive Assessment

The Executive Assessment helps institutions realize if they need to create foundation programs for low scoring applicants. It helps put the low-scoring applicants at par with the rest of their cohort before starting the EMBA. So, it is good news for applicants since it gives them another shot at taking their dream EMBA.

The Executive Assessment comprises 3 sections. The integrated reasoning section, the verbal section, and a quantitative section. It covers the same segments covered by GMAT, but in a way that requires less time for preparation.

The exam takes only 90 minutes for completion, and most EMBA institutions accept it in place of a GMAT/GRE. The Executive Assessment is in partnership with business schools with the highest MBA rankings. It is available at over 600 test-centres across the globe, and the registration process is straightforward. The GMAC study material is readily available, and there is also an option to reschedule the test. 

An Interesting Fact

Executive Assessment scores show a correlation with student performance during EMBA. Students and institutes gain greater insight into the course, and everyone performs at a peak level. There is a substantial emotional and financial investment in an EMBA course that allows faculty, student support services, career services, and students to excel at their respective obligations and render high-quality performances.

The Executive Assessment is an enriching process for applicants and an exciting contributor to a rather rewarding and well-rounded EMBA experience. 

The Executive Assessment test is suitable for working professionals with a busy schedule. It evaluates the applicant’s b-school readiness. It acknowledges the real-world experience and wealth of knowledge that applicants bring into the program. The easy rescheduling option and minimal preparation time make it highly flexible and convenient for applicants.


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