Lagos Business School has officially adopted GMAT as the only form of written assessment prequalifying applicants for its full-time MBA programme. This development, driven by the School’s efforts to boost the local and international competitiveness of its students, is a departure from the earlier model giving candidates the option to either write GMAT or the LBS entrance examination.
The official GMAT exam, accepted by over 6000 schools globally, measures candidates’ analytical skills and determines their preparedness for the business school classroom.
“Candidates who take the official GMAT have a very high tendency to perform exceptionally well in class and eventually graduate to become highly sought-after professionals,” said MBA Director, Dr Uchenna Uzo. “The GMAT exam will help us identify candidates with the potential we need to achieve this.”
According to the Marketing Manager of the programme, Segun Abodunrin, the GMAT exam remains the best parameter for vetting MBA candidates in business schools across the world. “It ties in with our aim to prepare managers with the right skills to thrive and succeed in an emerging continent like Africa,” he explained.
Recently, LBS restructured its Full-time MBA programme, stipulating that candidates have a minimum of three years’ post-qualification work experience as against one. The duration of the programme was also reduced from 21 to 18 months and offers students international exchange programme opportunities.