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June 6, 2013

GMAT Strategy Workshop Attracts Prospective Graduate Applicants

The inaugural UNL GMAT Strategy Workshop was held at the UNL College of Business Administration on Saturday, June 1. Forty-nine prospective graduate students attended the workshop to learn strategies and approaches for taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GMAT measures verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills for graduate admission.
“One of the biggest reasons people do not pursue a graduate degree is because they are intimidated by taking the GMAT,” said Kerri Hiatt, distance MBA program coordinator and adviser. “We wanted to offer this workshop for prospective students to help them understand the format of the exam and learn strategies for tackling it.”
Stephanie Espy, founder and president of MathSP: Strategies and Problem-solving, led the workshop using a facilitative approach to provide concepts and identify the correct method to solving problems. As time is your most limited resource on any standardized test, it is important to be confident solving problems in an accurate and efficient manner.
“Most people haven’t seen math problems since high school. The math sections are what scares people the most about taking the GMAT,” Espy said. “The GMAT is a difficult test and many people get frustrated while preparing for it. It just takes a little time and practice to work on your problem solving skills and strategies. Your reward is worth it if you prepare properly.”
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During the three hour workshop, Espy went through the test format for the GMAT, timing strategies and worked through sample problems from the quantitative and verbal sections. Each registrant received the official GMAT prep book as well as a comprehensive packet which included timing strategies and a sample study schedule. Two participants also won vouchers to take the GMAT for free (a $250 value).
“There is no better time to be a part of our Big Ten MBA program,” said Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration. “Our top-ranked, flexible program is offered both on-campus and online and the learning is collaborative. I spoke with several of the attendees following the workshop and they are ready to start something at CBA. It was a great resource for us to offer to prospective students.”
An official score on the GMAT is one of the admissions requirements for the UNL College of Business Administration Masters of Business Administration program. The UNL MBA is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in any field. The collaborative program offers ultimate flexibility with on-campus and online options.

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