Swain Center

MBA students

GMAT Review

This highly rated review course will familiarize you with taking the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT), which is a required entrance exam for many for MBA and graduate programs in business. Note: This course does not include the actual GMAT exam which is administered and coordinated by the Graduate Management Admission Council: www.mba.com. Check this website for local test sites.

The course provides strategies for handling the sections of the GMAT exam and you will several practice tests. Participation is encouraged throughout the review session, as are your questions.


This course is designed for:

  • Those interested in doctoral programs that require the GMAT;
  • Those interested in MBA programs that require the GMAT;
  • UNCW MSA applicants.


Increase your familiarity with the GMAT format.

Learn strategies for taking the exam.

Interested M.S. Accountancy applicants: The UNCW MSA program offers merit based scholarships to applicants with high overall GPA’s (starting at 3.50) AND high GMAT scores (starting at 600), thus strategies to increase your scores are worth it! The scholarship amounts vary depending on how high these two numbers are. Scholarships are available for students that apply by the February 1st priority deadline.


“This course taught me time management, critical thinking through difficult situations, and staying focused under pressure.”

 “The class was structured, organized, and helpful for my success on the GMAT.”


Dr. Susan Hermanson is an experienced and interesting professor. She received her BBA in Accounting from the University of Georgia (1988) and her PhD in Accounting from Texas A&M University (1994). Prior to joining the CSB faculty, Dr. Hermanson was a faculty member at the University of Tampa, and the University of Nevada - Las Vegas. Dr. Hermanson worked in the field of public accounting for the firms of Deloitte Haskins and Sells and Arthur Andersen prior to pursuing her PhD. Her teaching/research interests are in the areas of Financial Accounting and Auditing. She holds the rank of Professor of Accounting,and is a Dixon Hughes Faculty Fellow in Accounting at UNCW.

Dr. Bill Sackley is a terrific instructor. He has been a professor of Finance at CSB since 1999 and served as Director for the Swain Center for Business and Economics Services until August 2013. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1996.