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Global B-Schools accepting CAT or XAT scores

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/XAT score for admission to their MBA or equivalent programs? Read on to find out!

While most of the MBA aspirants know that the Common Admission Test (CAT)/Xaviers Aptitude Test or CAT/XAT score is widely accepted for admission to MBA program in India, not many know that CAT/XAT score 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 has a minimum of 2 years of work experience criteria.

So what are the universities of institutions that accept CAT/XAT scores for admission to their MiM programs? Here is a non-exhaustive list

Sr. no B-School Name Country Program Name Exam Duration Fees Average Starting Salary
1 HEC Paris (école des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris) France Master in Management (MiM) CAT + IELTS  / TOEFL 18 months € 37,000 $ 100 Thousand
2 EMLyon Business School France MSc in Management CAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 30 months € 35,000 $ 67 Thousand
3 Audencia Business School France MSc in International Management CAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 16 months € 17,950 $ 70 Thousand
4 ESCP Europe Business School France Master in Management (MiM) CAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 24 months € 35,800 $ 78 Thousand
5 SKEMA Business School France Global MSc in Management CAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 24 months € 22,500 $ 62 Thousand
6 EDHEC Business School France Master in Management (MiM) CAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 28 months € 27,800 $ 70 Thousand
7 Singapore Management University Singapore MSc in Management CAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 12 months $39,500 $ 55 Thousand
8 Singapore Management University Singapore Master of Business Administration (MBA) CAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 12 months $59,303 $ 42 Thousand
9 Singapore Management University Singapore Master of Professional Accounting CAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 12 months $39,520 $ 40 Thousand
10 ESSEC Business School France MSc in Management CAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 21 months € 38,000 $ 85 Thousand
11 Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago USA Master of Business Administration (MBA) CAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 24 months € 81,324 $ 72 Thousand
12 AIM Philipines Master of Business Administration (MBA) XAT + IELTS/ TOEFL 16 months $35,200 $ 91 Thousand
13 S.P.Jain School of Global Mngt. Dubai,Singapore,Sydney Master Of Global Business CAT / GMAT /GRE / SPJAT 12 + 4 Months Internship $28,600 INR 19.65 LPA
14 S.P.Jain School of Global Mngt. Dubai,Singapore,Sydney Global Master Of Business Administration CAT / GMAT /GRE / SPJAT 12 months $34,200 INR 25.12 LPA

International B-schools requiring only Language Tests

Sr. no B-School Name Country Program Name Exam Duration Fees Average Starting Salary
1 International University of Monaco Monaco Master of Business Administration (MBA) IELTS / TOEFL 10 months € 33,500 NA
2 International University of Monaco Monaco Master of Science (Lux. Mgmt, Fin., Sports Mgmt) IELTS / TOEFL 10 months € 20,800 NA
3 ESC Rennes School of Business France Master of Science (Sports, Luxury Mgmt., IB, BA, Fin., IM, Sustainability) IELTS / TOEFL 16 months € 21,500 $ 54 Thousand
4 Kedge Business School France Master of Science in International Business Management (MiM) IELTS / TOEFL 12 months € 25,000 $ 28-35 Thousand

*PPP is purchasing power parity (since all b-schools have differing currencies, it is important to bring everything together to one standard - the USD based on the PPP.

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