GMAT® Test Preparation

Exam Preparation

Build Your Confidence. Improve Your Exam Score.

A graduate degree in business administration is a gateway to opportunity. Make it through the MBA admissions process and you are on your way to broadening your knowledge, building a strong network, improving your financial circumstances and achieving your goals.

Success in writing the GMAT is not about how long you study, it’s about studying what counts. Led by top-calibre instructors, our GMAT Exam Preparation Program can help you boost your performance on this challenging exam and demonstrate your readiness for graduate business studies.

$100 discount offered to UBC students and alumni.
Call 604.822.1420 to register.
NEXT START DATE April 2, 2019
Format Real-time, face to face instruction in class at UBC Robson Square
Schedule Class Hours per week: 6 hours over 2 evenings

Outside Class Study Time: Approximately 10 hours per week

Duration 5 weeks
Program Cost $1,125 plus tax  (with Math Refresher combo $1,185 plus tax)


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Course Questions

Do students get any practice doing the full GMAT exam during the course?

The GMAT is a computer-adaptive test that uses a scoring algorithm. As the course emphasizes face-to-face instruction, students are referred to online practice exams that can be done independently. It is recommended that three to four practice exams be completed after the final session of the course.

Does the instructor provide written feedback on the Analytical Writing Assessment samples prepared by students?

The instructor will provide comments by email.

Is it acceptable for a student to miss the first class?

A student who misses the first class will have to catch up on the material covered through the workbook provided. If time allows, it would be preferable to register for a class where all sessions can be attended.

If I miss a class, can I re-take it during another offering of the course?

Yes, provided the class isn’t full and understands there may be some overlap due to course pacing.

How much study time is recommended after completing the course?

It is recommended that the average student take at least three weeks to study before the exam and after the last class including trying multiple practice exams.

I’m not satisfied with my test score - can I repeat the course?

At the present time, there is no free course repeat policy. Discounts may be offered on a case-by-case basis.


GMAT Questions

What is the difference between the GMAT and the GRE?

The GMAT or Graduate Management Admission test is used for admission to business school graduate programs. The GRE or Graduate Record Exam is generally for admission to graduate school however some MBA programs are now looking at the GRE.

How often can I take the GMAT exam?

You can take the GMAT once every 16 calendar days and no more than five times in a 12-month period.

You can take the GRE general test once every 21 days, up to five times within a continuous12-month period. This applies even if you cancelled your scores on a previous test.

How long are GMAT scores valid?

A GMAT score is valid for five years, which provides for school application timing flexibility. All scores achieved over a five-year period are sent to the target schools.

GRE scores are valid for five years after the testing year.

When do candidates get their score?

Candidates will receive an unofficial score report including Verbal, Quantitative and Total scores immediately after the test. Official Score Reports are made available online for candidates and selected schools within 20 days of taking the test.

What is considered to be a top GMAT scores? What score do most schools require?

800 is the highest GMAT score possible.

760 is in the 99th percentile and considered to be excellent.

650 is considered to be a competitive score (though 650 is a competitive score for the majority of programs, 720 (95th percentile) is generally considered competitive at top 10 global programs, and that some programs look for performance on specific sections of the test.) 

Where can I take the GMAT exam in Vancouver?

Information on exam locations can be found on the Graduate Management Admission Council website.  In Vancouver the test can be taken at the Pearson Professional Centre in Burnaby or Surrey.

Where can I take the GRE exam in Vancouver?

Information on exam locations can be found on the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) website. In Vancouver the test can be taken at the Prometric Test Centre