SOURCE: EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

Educational Testing Service

December 20, 2010 07:30 ET

Leading Global Business School INSEAD Announces It Will Accept GRE® Scores

PARIS--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - INSEAD, one of the top business schools in the world, recently announced that it would begin accepting GRE® test scores for admission into its MBA programme, Educational Testing Service (ETS) today reported.

"INSEAD provides a direct source of highly talented and creative leaders from a variety of cultures and undergraduate disciplines to the global economy," says Caroline Diarte-Edwards, Director of Admissions and Marketing & Financial Aid at INSEAD. "By accepting GRE test scores, we are able to open the door to greater diversity and attract those individuals who may not have otherwise thought to apply their special skills as tomorrow's business leaders and entrepreneurs."

The announcement from INSEAD comes at a time of significant increases in the number of business schools accepting GRE General Test scores, including many of the world's most highly ranked MBA programs.

About 450 MBA programs worldwide now accept the GRE test, including 45 percent of the U.S. News & World Report's top 100 U.S. programs and seven of the top 10 global MBA programs according to The Financial Times. Because of the significant increases in business schools accepting the GRE test, the yearly survey of business schools conducted by U.S. News & World Report for the first time collected GRE test data.

"The trend among business schools of accepting the GRE General Test has extraordinary momentum," says David G. Payne, VP and COO for College and Graduate Programs at Educational Testing Service (ETS). "Clearly, business schools see the value of tapping into the kind of large and diverse candidate pool that the GRE test provides."

The interest in the GRE General Test among business schools and students is expected to get an even bigger boost next year with the launch of the GRE revised General Test in August 2011.

"The changes included in the GRE revised General Test are more aligned with the skills that students need to be successful in today's demanding graduate and business school programs," explains Payne. "The revised test has many new test-taker friendly features that will surely attract students, including those considering an MBA degree."

To learn more about the GRE General Test and related tools and resources for business programs, visit www.ets.org/gre/business. Or, watch the video "A Good Business Decision" to view members of the graduate and business school communities discuss the benefits of using GRE scores for MBA admissions and the much anticipated launch of the GRE® revised General Test in 2011. 

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