University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Swain Center for Executive Education


GMAT Prep: Review Course

Next Offering: TBA

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$399 (regular fee)*
*$359 (10% off) "Early Bird" rate if you register prior to midnight on January 22, 2019

Course fee includes:

  • Kaplan GMAT Premier study guide
  • Practice exams
  • Lunch both days

Saturday/Verbal section: Address test taking strategies, analytical writing, integrated reasoning, critical reasoning, comprehensive reading, and sentence correction. Instructor includes lecture and discussion along with opportunities to work and correct problems.

Sunday/Quantitative section: Discussion of common problem areas in quantitative analysis. Students take quizzes focusing in data sufficiency and problem solving.

UNCW Campus

Computer Information Systems Building, Room 1013

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This course includes requirements to apply to sit for the exam and exposure to all major topics covered, but significant independent study prior to the exam will be required to master the content.

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: Check this website for local test sites and dates.

The course provides strategies for handling the sections of the GMAT exam and you will take 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.

  • Increase your familiarity with the GMAT format.
  • Learn strategies for taking the exam.

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 program is designed for:

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

“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.”

"Excellent instructor and course."

"I think the instructor went at the right pace - not too fast or too slow."

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.