When Allison Grant applied to business school, she did not know which of the two possible entrance exams would give her the best chance of a place. So she sat both.
The standard pan-business school entrance exam has for decades been the Graduate Management Admission Test — or GMAT. However, in recent years it has faced increasing competition from another standardised test, the Graduate Record Examinations — or GRE.
Although the GRE was designed for those seeking entrance to generalist graduate schools, more than 1,200 MBA programmes now accept it in applications. Ms Grant scored higher in the GRE, so she submitted that score in her MBA applications, landing a place at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.