International Applicants: Top MBA Programs accepting IELTS
The British Council, administrator of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), was kind enough to direct me to their comprehensive list of all universities accepting IELTS for admission. I went through it and found a surprising number of top MBA programs that now accept IELTS en lieu of the TOEFL. (Download the PDF through this page for a full listing.) For international students struggling with TOEFL, here's an alternative for you. Minimum requirements are shown in parentheses. I expect this list is only going to grow, as programs that accept IELTS can draw from a larger pool of applicants. Watch out ETS! Chicago Booth (7.0) Cornell Johnson (7.0) Drucker (6.5-7.0) Duke Fuqua (contact for score) Emory Goizueta (7.0) Georgetown McDonough (7.5) HBS (7.0) Indiana Kelley (6.0) MIT Sloan (7.0) Stanford GSB (7.0) UC Berkeley Haas (7.0) UCLA Anderson (7.0) UNC Kenan-Flagler (7.0) UT Austin McCombs (7.5) Yale SOM (7.0)
Note: Kellogg is on IELTS's main list, but at this time they are only accepting IELTS for their Ph.D. program.