M.S. Business Data Analytics
Entrance Exam Information
In order to be considered for admission, you must submit official GMAT scores while enrolling to one of our graduate programs. Please note that the Full-time MBA program will accept official GRE scores in lieu of the GMAT.
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAT)
The GMAT measures general verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills, and is designed to help predict a student's potential for academic performance. Undergraduate field of study will not affect a test-taker's GMAT score. We suggest that you take a few months to study for the GMAT and sit for the test in the autumn prior to the year in which you apply, so that if a re-take is necessary, you will have sufficient time to schedule it. In West Virginia, the test is administered in Morgantown and Charleston. Scores are valid for five years from the date of the test.
We do not have a required minimum score for the GMAT, however scholarships are usually awarded to those with a score of 650 or higher. WVU's GMAT code is C2S-6D-13. Visit www.mba.com for information on the GMAT, finding a testing center, scheduling your test, and downloading a sample test.
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
The GRE revised General Test features question types that closely reflect the kind of thinking you'll do in graduate or business school.
- Verbal Reasoning — Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.
- Quantitative Reasoning — Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.
- Analytical Writing — Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.
The GRE revised General Test is available at more than 850 test centers in more than 160 countries. In most regions of the world, the computer-delivered test is available on a continuous basis throughout the year. In Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, the computer-delivered test is available one to three times per month. In areas of the world where computer-delivered testing is not available, the paper-delivered test is available up to three times a year in October, November and February. For more information, visit www.ets.org/gre.
WVU GMAT/GRE Prep Course
If you are currently an undergraduate student at WVU, contact the B&E Graduate Programs Office at 304-293-6579 to register for an upcoming GMAT prep course. The objective of these courses is to present and explain preparation techniques and strategies for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Upon completion of the GMAT course, students are expected to:
- Understand the basic format of the GMAT
- Use strategic approaches to solve quantitative problems
- Understand and correct written material
- Evaluate arguments thoroughly and articulately