Since these programs are closer in nature to traditional Executive MBA programs, the average age (and level of work experience) is higher, but the GMAT score is lower. In one recent brochure I saw an average GMAT for the Columbia EMBA of 630, and work experience of 10 years. There are also fewer women in this program (often the case across top EMBA programs). The Columbia EMBA online application requires student to self-report their GMAT/GRE score. At this point, I have not seen an option for a waiver, but they might be in the cards (as other top EMBA programs are now offering this option, including Chicago Booth and NYU Stern).