The Executive Assessment Online: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on May 12, 2020 4:45:00 PM

The Executive Assessment Online is here to keep your 2020 executive or part-time MBA goals on track in the time of coronavirus.

While the new reality of COVID-19 and social distancing has undoubtedly disrupted many of your 2020 plans, your goal to enroll in an executive or part-time MBA program doesn’t have to be one of them. To ensure your ambition isn’t put on hold, the makers of the Executive Assessment have adapted the exam to a new online format so you can meet upcoming application deadlines and stand out to business schools in the admissions process.

Now accepted at nearly 100 top business schools, the Executive Assessment is the preferred admissions testing option for busy, experienced professionals like you who want an assessment that fits both your priorities and your experience. The Executive Assessment requires minimal preparation, provides maximum convenience and flexibility, and values your knowledge and real-world experience—all while giving you the opportunity and insights to sharpen your skills before your program begins.

Are you ready to take the Executive Assessment at home? Registration is now open!

Here are six things you should know:

It’s a solution for your 2020 MBA application goals

While open to all test takers, the Executive Assessment Online exam format was developed specifically as a solution to support applicants working to meet upcoming 2020 executive and part-time MBA application deadlines.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many business school programs have extended application deadlines, or are allowing applicants to submit exam scores past the deadline. For the latest updates from schools, visit the COVID-19 Program Updates page or look up your programs of interest in Program Finder

Are you applying for business school fall 2020 admission? Check out our article on the five things you should be thinking about right now.

The online exam is available in most locations, with the exceptions of Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Slovenia due to regulatory and local data privacy rules.

It’s the same Executive Assessment, just a new way to take it

The Executive Assessment was specifically designed to evaluate the skills you have already acquired during your career, and the new online format is no different. Aside from it being online, everything else about the exam is the same. The score scaling for the Section Scores and Total Score is identical, so your Executive Assessment Online exam scores are directly comparable to scores from the test center-based exam.

The Executive Assessment Online has the same Integrated Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning sections as the test center-based exam—with the same number of questions and amount of time for completion. That means you can feel confident that any studying you’ve already done and the test prep materials you’re using will serve you well for your online testing experience.

The design of the exam makes extensive prep unnecessary, but we do strongly suggest that you practice enough to feel comfortable on your test day. Check out our Executive Assessment Official Prep options here!

Including time for check-in, the entire Executive Assessment Online experience takes only about 100 minutes.

Take it at home on your PC or Mac

You’re able to complete the Executive Assessment Online exam in the familiar space of your home or office, so long as you’re in a walled room with a closed door. No one else may enter the room while you are testing. Review the prepare your test-taking environment page prior to testing day to ensure you’ll be ready to go.

The Executive Assessment Online exam can be taken on both Windows and Mac personal computers and laptops. Before test day, take a moment to review the system requirements to ensure you’re able to take the exam on your computer, and be sure to have a power cord plugged in if you’re taking the exam on a laptop.

During your Executive Assessment Online exam, you will have access to an online whiteboard to work through equations, use for scratch work, and take notes on.

Learn more about the online whiteboard and use our online whiteboard practice page to get familiar with it before your test day!

Online proctoring ensures exam integrity and security

The Executive Assessment Online exam is remote proctored, meaning human proctors (supported by AI technology) monitor your session and workspace throughout your session via live video and audio feeds, which are recorded. Your identification will be authenticated during check-in via a valid government-issued ID with a recent, recognizable photo (for example, passport or driver’s license) and facial recognition technology.

This all ensures the integrity and security of the exam as well as fairness to all test takers.

Review the security measures page for more details. The testing platform adheres to local privacy and data laws, so you can rest assured that your private information is safe.

Select your programs either before or after you know how you did

You’ll receive an email with your official scores within seven business days, including your individual Section Scores and Total Score, as well as your percentile scores.

Included with the price of the exam is the ability to send your score to an unlimited number of business school programs. You can choose your programs either before you test (selections can be modified up to 24 hours before your exam appointment time) or after you receive your official score via email (seven business days after your exam). For more information, visit the Score Reports page.

Haven’t decided where to apply yet? There are more than 1,300 executive and part-time MBA programs for you to explore in Program Finder. Check them out now!

Testing appointments are available around the clock

A benefit of the Executive Assessment Online exam is that it offers the flexibility and convenience of being able to take it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can register for an exam appointment up to 24 hours before. Appointment dates are currently available from May 5 to June 30, 2020. The status of test centers will continue to be evaluated and future online appointment dates will be added as needed.

Are you ready to take the Executive Assessment Online at home? Register now to reserve your testing appointment!

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Topics: graduate business school assessment, Business school application, Executive Assessment Online, coronavirus

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