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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 ( ecole des Etudes Commerciales de Paris) France Master in Management (MiM) CAT + IELTS/TOEFL 18 months €39,700 $ 100 Thousand
2 EMLyon Buisness School France MSc in Management CAT + IELTS/TOEFL 30 months €36,000 $ 67 Thousand
3 Audencia Buisness School France MSc in International Management CAT + IELTS/TOEFL 16 months €18,950 $ 70 Thousand
4 ESCP Europe Buisness School France Master in Management (MiM) CAT + IELTS/TOEFL 24 months €43,000 $ 78 Thousand
5 SKEMA Buisness School France Global MSc in Management CAT + IELTS/TOEFL 24 months €22,500 $ 62 Thousand
6 EDHEC Buisness School France Master in Management (MiM) CAT + IELTS/TOEFL 24 Months €40,000 $ 70 Thousand
7 Singapore Management University Singapore MSc in Management GMAT / GRE / SMU AT / CAT
TOEFL / IELTS
18 Months S$ 45,000 $ 55 Thousand
8 Singapore Management University Singapore Master of Buisness Administration (MBA) GMAT / GRE / SMU Admission Test
TOEFL / IELTS
15 Months S$ 66,000 $ 42 Thousand
9 Singapore Management University Singapore Master of Professional Accounting GMAT / GRE / SMU Admission Test
TOEFL / IELTS
12 Months S$ 42,800 $ 40 Thousand
10 ESSEC Buisness School France MSc in Management CAT + IELTS/TOEFL 21 Months €34,000 $ 85 Thousand
11 Stuart School of Buisness , lllinois Institute of Technology Chicago USA Master of Buisness Administration (MBA) CAT + IELTS/TOEFL/GMAT/GRE 24 Months $81,324 $ 72 Thousand (Median Salary)
12 AIM Philipines Master of Buisness Administration (MBA) GMAT/ GRE/AIMAT/ NMAT /CAT / XAT 16 Months $28,500 $ 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 $48,115 INR 18.5 LPA
14 S. P. Jain School of Global Mngt Dubai, Singapore, Sydney Global Master Of Buisness Administration CAT/GMAT/ GRE/SPJAT 12 Months $53,809 INR 20 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 €37,500 NA
2 International University of Monaco Monaco Master of Science (Lux. Mgmt, Fin., Sports Mgmt) IELTS / TOEFL 10 Months €37,050 NA
3 ESC Rennes School of Business France Master of Science (Sports, Luxury Mgmt., IB, BA, Fin., IM, Sustainability) IELTS / TOEFL 16 Months 20,240 N.A
4 Kedge Business School France Master of Science in International Business Management (MiM) IELTS / TOEFL 18 Months €24,500 39,000

*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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