It is a common knowledge that to pursue an MBA abroad, one must need a GMAT or GRE score. But do you know a few universities accept CAT score for admission to their MBA or equivalent programs? Read on to find out!
(This article was updated on 12th July 2017)
While, most of the MBA aspirants know that the Common Admission Test or CAT score is widely accepted for admission to MBA program in India, not many know that CAT is also accepted by a few international or foreign universities for admission to their MBA or MiM programs. It is important to understand that most of the 2 year, post graduate management programs in India are considered as Masters in Management (MiM) programs internationally. The reason behind this is because to be considered for most of the Indian 'MBA/PGDM' programs, a candidate does not require a full-time work experience. Internationally, an MBA program have a minimum of 2 years of work experience criteria.
So, what are the universities or institutions that accept CAT scores for admission to their MiM programs? Here is a non-exahustive list (we are in the process of finding out, and this list will be updated regularly) -
|1||* HEC Paris (école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris)||France||Master in Management (MiM)|
|2||* EMLyon Business School||France||MSc in Management|
|3||* Audencia Business School||France||MSc in International Management|
|4||* ESCP Europe Business School||Germany||Master in Management (MiM)|
|5||* SKEMA Business School||France||Master in Management (MiM)|
|6||EDHEC Business School||France||Master in Management (MiM)|
|7||Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)||Norway||Master in International Management (MIM)|
|8||Singapore Management University||Singapore||Master of Science in Management (MM)|
|9||Singapore Management University||Singapore||Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
|10||Singapore Management University||Singapore||Master of Professional Accounting|
|11||SP Jain School of Global Management||Dubai, Singalore, Sydney||Masters of Global Business|
|12||ESSEC Business School||France||MSc in Management|
|13||Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago||USA||Master of Business Administration (MBA)|
Note: Asian Institute of Management, Manila in Philippines has now started to accept XAT score for admission to their Master in Business Administration program.
* These B-Schools are a part of a consortium known as SAI, and aspirants can apply directly to join the Grande Ecole Master in Management program offered by these 5 top-ranking Management Schools: AUDENCIA Business School, EMLyon Business School, ESCP Europe, HEC Paris and SKEMA Business School.
All the best!