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

School Name Country MIM program Name Entrance Tests Programme Duration (in months) Tuition fees Average starting salary
HEC Paris France HEC MSc in Management GMAT, GRE, TAGE MAGE , CAT 18 € 41,700 € 66,000
Essec Business School France / Singapore Masters in Management GMAT, GRE, TAGE MAGE, CAT 24 € 42,500 € 55,000
ESCP Europe FR / UK / DE / ES / IT ESCP Europe Master in Management GMAT, GRE, TAGE MAGE, CAT, ESCP Europe Test (on campus) 24 € 43,700 € 54,750
Skema Business School France / US / China / Brazil Global MSc in Management GMAT, GRE, Tage Mage, CAT 24 € 30,000 € 76,350
Edhec Business School France Edhec Master in Management GMAT, GRE, Tage Mage, CAT 30 € 41,400 $ 78,458
Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics Portugal International MSc in Management GMAT, GRE, CATÓLICA-LISBON Internal Admission Test 18/24 € 14,700 $ 57,302
Audencia Business School France MSc in Management-Engineering GMAT, GRE, CAT 16/18 € 22,000 € 45,893
Rennes School of Business France Master in Management GMAT, GRE, CAT 20 € 13,000 $ 64,796
BI Norwegian Business School Norway MSc in Business GMAT, GRE, CAT 24 NOK 24800 $ 68,789
Singapore Management University: Lee Kong Chian Singapore MSc in Management GMAT, GRE, CAT 12 $ 44,940 $ 57,901

International B-schools requiring only Language Tests

School name Country MIM program Name Test Cut-offs (for each Test) MIM program Name Programme Duration (in months) Tuition fees (Total in $) 2019 Weighted salary(US$)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University: Antai China Master of Management Science and Engineering IELTS,TOEFL Master of Management Science and Engineering 31 72250 88444
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management Germany MSc in Management TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge ESOL MSc in Management 21 24400 110914
Nova School of Business and Economics Portugal International Masters in Management TOEFL iBT,IELTS ,CPE ,CAE ,BEC International Masters in Management 18/24 11650 66791
Tongji University School of Economics and Management China MSc in Enterprise Management TOEFL,IELTS MSc in Enterprise Management 30 96400 77924
Iéseg School of Management France MSc in Management IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC MSc in Management 24 20000 65329
ESMT Berlin Germany ESMT Master's in Management TOEFL , PTE, IELTS ESMT Master's in Management 24 Euro 29500 81192
Antwerp Management School Belgium Master of Global Management IELTS, TOEFL Master of Global Management 12 13950 64546
Grenoble Ecole de Management France / UK / Singapore Master in International Business(MIB) TOEFL,IELTS,Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE),Pearson Test of English (PTE) Master in International Business(MIB) 24 20350 61601
University of Bath School of Management UK MSc in Management IELTS MSc in Management 16 20000 59195
ICN Business School France Master in Management TOEFL , TOEIC , IELTS Master in Management 12 or 36 10400 57912
University of Edinburgh Business School UK MSc in Management IELTS, TOEFL-iBT, PTE Academic, CAE and CPE, Trinity ISE MSc in Management 12 23500 71452
Henley Business School UK MSc in Management IELTS MSc in Management 12 22000 47690
Burgundy School of Business France Master in Management IELTS , TOEIC , TOEFL Master in Management 32 21000 56031
Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Business School Ireland MSc in Management IELTS, TOEFL, University of Cambridge, Pearson Test of English MSc in Management 12 19500 52519
Leeds University Business School UK MSc in International Business IELTS,PTE Academic, CAE, TOEFL iBT MSc in International Business 12 15000 47633
Lancaster University Management School UK MSc in Management IELTS MSc in Management 12 22000 54744
University of Exeter Business School UK MSc in International Management IELTS , TOEFL IBT ,Pearson Test of English (Academic) MSc in International Management 9 or 12 21500 54960
University of Victoria: Gustavson Canada Master of Global Business TOEFL Master of Global Business 12 or 16 35558.04 51166
University of Antwerp Belgium Master Applied Economic Sciences: Business Economics TOEFL, IELTS Master Applied Economic Sciences: Business Economics 23 6000 51122
University of Strathclyde Business School UK Strathclyde MSc in Business and Management IELTS Strathclyde MSc in Business and Management 12 21150 51047
Nottingham Business School at NTU UK MSc in Management IELTS MSc in Management 12 or 24 16885 39766
Groupe ESC Clermont France Master in Management TOEFL, IELTS Master in Management 24 18500 52355
Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business China MSc in Business Management TOEFL, IELTS MSc in Business Management 12 23800 37536
University of Bradford School of Management UK MSc in Management IELTS, Internet-based TOEFL, PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic) MSc in Management 12 16040 48542
Brunel Business School UK MSc in Management IELTS, Pearson, BrunELT MSc in Management 12/16 or 15/19 16850 44584

*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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