GMAT Overview

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) showcases your knowledge of analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills through a computer adaptive test. Currently, the GMAT is available both in-person and online.

In-Person GMAT

The in-person GMAT includes four sections: Analytical writing (30 minutes- 1 essay), Integrated Reasoning (30 minutes- 12 questions), Quantitative (75 minutes- 37 questions), and Verbal (75 minutes- 41 questions). Test-takers choose at the beginning of the exam in which order they will complete the sections. For more information, or to register for the in-person GMAT, visit

Online GMAT

The online GMAT includes three sections: Quantitative, Verbal, and Integrated Reasoning sections (excludes the Analytical writing section). The online GMAT offers the same time, scoring, and number of items as the test center-based exam. Additionally, the online GMAT is available 24/7 and can be taken via Windows or Mac computers. For more information, or to register for the online GMAT, visit

GMAT scores range from 200-800. The MBA Admissions Committee conducts a holistic review of your admissions materials (resume, personal essay, undergraduate GPA, GMAT score, etc.) so there is no exact number an applicant needs to earn to be considered for the graduate program.


GMAT preparation resources include:

MBA applicants should start preparing for the GMAT 2 – 6 months prior to the MBA priority deadlines:

  • Fall priority deadline: First Monday of June
  • Spring priority deadline: First Monday of October

Prospective students must register for the GMAT at and request their scores to be sent to MSU Denver as part of check-in for the test. Please use our school code: S51-6H-79.

Scores can take up to two weeks to send. MBA admissions staff will confirm receipt of scores via email within two weeks of scores being received.

GMAT Prep Sessions with The Princeton Review

MSU Denver’s College of Business Graduate Programs has partnered with The Princeton Review to offer free virtual GMAT strategy sessions and practice tests. Check out the below upcoming sessions and click the hyperlink to register:

Free GMAT Strategy Sessions (virtual):

Princeton Review experts will walk you
through how to get the best score possible. Learn everything there is to
know about the exam. We will go over test content, walk you through
sample questions, and show you score raising strategies to use on test

Free GMAT Practice Tests (virtual):

How will you score? Find out by
taking a full-length online proctored practice test, from the comfort of
your home. Try your hand at the types of questions you’ll see on the real
test and get a personalized score report highlighting your strengths and
areas of improvement.