Swain Center

MBA students

GMAT Prep: Review Course

Fall 2017 Dates Coming Soon

UNCW, Wilmington, NC

This highly rated GMAT preparation and 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.

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.

Why is a GMAT Review Course essential for your success?

A total of 60-100 hours of study (including taking at least 4 full length practice tests) is recommended prior to taking the GMAT. This course represents 18 of those hours and can make a significant difference in the effectiveness of your studying and test taking strategies. Past students of this course have shown to increase their GMAT scores 100-200 points (with additional preparation outside of the class).


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.
GMAT Review Course Objectives
This course is designed to:
  • Increase your familiarity with the GMAT format.
  • Learn strategies for taking the exam.

“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.”

GMAT Review Course Instructors

Susan HermansonDr. 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.

Bill SackleyDr. 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.