The Graduate Management Admission Test (or GMAT) is a graduate business school admissions test that is preferred over the Graduate Record Examination (or the GRE) by many graduate business programs. Study.com explains that
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) both measure a graduate-level college applicant’s readiness for post-baccalaureate studies. The GRE is applicable for graduate programs in a variety of academic disciplines, while the GMAT focuses on business and management programs. Both similarly test a student’s analytical writing, verbal and quantitative reasoning acumen, but the GMAT’s focus is on business-applicable skills. Until recently, the GMAT was the exclusive graduate admissions test for students applying to MBA or other graduate business programs. While some business schools still require GMAT scores, many now accept either GRE or GMAT scores in considering applicants for their graduate programs.