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GMAT - Graduate Management Admissions Test
Online Prep Course 

Enjoy the quality of a traditional classroom GMAT Prep Class from the comfort and convenience of your home.  This intensive online GMAT class is delivered by a live instructor and provides you with all the interactivity of a classroom experience.  Whether you are in Emporia, across Kansas, or traveling around the globe, our live-online GMAT Prep class will help you prepare for this important exam.

Receive 24 hours of expert instruction on the Quantitative, Verbal, Analytical Writing, and Integrated Reasoning sections of the GMAT. This comprehensive online course includes a review of the mathematical concepts tested on the GMAT, and prepares you for the Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency questions typically seen on the GMAT’s Quantitative section. Strengthen your Reading Comprehension and Sentence Correction skills with proven tips that help you save time, eliminate mistakes, and improve your score. Master the new Integrated Reasoning section and the Analytical Writing Assessment by understanding the critical reasoning skills tested on the GMAT.

 

Upcoming Sessions and Free Workshops

Spring: February to April

         Registration Closed

 GMAT Exam Prep Online Course
 Dates: Tuesday & Thursdays
 02/13/2014 - 03/11/2014
 Times: 6:00pm-9:00pm
 Fee: $999.00
 Session(s): 8
 Notes: Online Class-does not meet in regular classroom.

 

 

          Registration Closed

 GMAT Exam Prep Online Course
 Dates: Monday & Wednesdays
 3/26/2014 - 4/21/2014
 Times: 6:00pm-9:00pm
 Fee: $999.00
 Session(s): 8
 Notes: Online Class-does not meet in regular  classroom.

 Summer: July to August

 

           

            Registration Open 

 GMAT Exam Prep Online Course
 Dates: Monday & Wednesdays
 07/19/2014-08/18/2014
 Times: 6:00pm-8:00pm
 Fee: $749.00
 Session(s): 12
 Notes: Online Class-does not meet in regular
 classroom. 

 Online Courses - Frequently Asked Questions


How do these courses compare to the live face-to-face classes offered on campus?

The Live online classes are very similar to the campus classes. We use the same curriculum and materials, and the same proven strategies to help you succeed on the exam. You are able to interact with your instructor and participate in the class through the use of online technologies.

How does “Live-Online” differ from other online classes?

Most online classes are asynchronous – the sessions are pre-recorded or prepared in advance and there is no actual instructor providing the lesson in real time. In asynchronous classes, students work through the classes individually or are provided with a new module to review at specified time intervals.

The Live-online classes have a live instructor who is there to teach the class and answer questions in real-time; just like in a traditional classroom setting.

How are the classes delivered?

The Live-online Test Prep class is delivered in a virtual classroom using Adobe Connect software. This software allows the student to view and hear the instructor, share documents, and interact with the instructor and other students. While the instructor uses a microphone to deliver the class lessons, students do not need a microphone or camera to participate. Students interact through easy to use chat and quiz tools that are built into the virtual classroom.

What are the software and system requirements?

All you need to participate in the Live-online test prep class is access to high speed internet on a computer with speakers (or headphones) and Adobe Flash Player version 10.01 or higher, which can be downloaded for free. 

How will I be able to participate in the class? 

The Live-online test prep class provides students with multiple opportunities to interact with the instructors and other students. Students are able to ask questions and make comments through the tools that are built into the virtual classroom. In addition, the course utilizes quiz tools, which allow students to answer questions and develop test taking skills. Students also have access to class instructors by phone and email, just as you would in our traditional classroom programs.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes. The sessions are recorded and made available to registered students. The streaming videos are posted shortly after the scheduled meeting date and will remain available for 30 days after the class ends. 

Do I need to order any textbooks or workbooks?

The Live-online test prep class includes the same textbooks and workbooks as our traditional classroom programs.  A copy of the textbook and workbook will be available for students to pick up at the University’s Continuing Education office or will be mailed approximately one week prior to the course begins or upon registration.


 Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Exam and Course Information Sheet 

Basic Information:

The GMAT is a standardized assessment that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA or other graduate program.

The GMAT measures basic verbal, mathematical, reasoning, and analytical writing skills that you have developed over time. It does not measure specific content from undergraduate study.

Who should take the GMAT?

Anyone looking to enroll in a graduate level business program will likely need to take the GMAT.  Check with the programs you are considering and find out whether or not they require or accept the GMAT.

What is tested on the GMAT?

Analytical Writing Assessment – The GMAT begins with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The AWA is a writing task – Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete the essay.

Integrated Reasoning Section - This section consists of 12 question prompts, each may have multiple questions.  Section time: 30 minutes.

Quantitative Section – (Math Section) - This section contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two types – Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. Section time: 75 minutes.

Verbal Section – This section contains 41 multiple-choice questions of three types – Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. Section time: 75 minutes.

How is the GMAT scored?

  • The scale for the GMAT is 200 – 800.  This is called the “Total Score”
  • An additional score of 0 to 6 will be given for the Analytical Writing.
  • An addition score of 1 to 8 will be given for the Integrated Reasoning section.
  • The actual mean score was 548 for test takers between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.  Two thirds of test takers score between 400 and 600.

What is a good score?

It depends.  The mean score was 548 in the 2011-2012 testing year.  However, a good score is defined as one that gets you into the program you want, not by a number.  Check with the programs you are considering, and ask them if they have a minimum and an average for everyone in the program to get a better idea of what your goal should be.

How much does it cost to take the GMAT?

GMAT Registration…...$250, but the price changes frequently.*
Rescheduling Fee……..$ 50   (Must reschedule at least 7 days before your appointment.)
Cancellation…………...Partial refund of $80 if cancelled at least 7 days in advance.
                                       No refund if cancelled within 7 days of the test appointment.
*Current as of 01/01/2013. These figures change frequently. Encourage students to check website.

How do I contact GMAT?                                            

GMAT Customer Service   7am – 7pm Central Time
1 – 800 – 717- GMAT (4628) or 1 - 952 – 681 - 3680 
www.mba.com

Can I take a practice test?

Yes. Practice tests are available free from GMAT.  Download the Powerprep software from the GMAT website:www.mba.com

How do I register for the GMAT?

Register online at http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/schedule-a-gmat-appointment.aspx.