The College of Business and Management offers a GMAT Preparation Course to help you increase your GMAT score. The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is part of the admission requirements for many schools, including Northeastern, that offer an MBA or MSA degree. One of the best ways to prepare for the GMAT is to enroll in a course that sharpens your test-taking skills and immerses you in the kinds of questions you'll encounter on the exam. The GMAT exam is administered on computers, so may be quite different from any test you've taken before.
Face to Face Instruction:
Unlike some other GMAT preparation courses, our course is taught by a full-time tenured faculty member with over fifteen years of teaching experience, and not by a graduate student. We use the latest up-to-date learning resources and software provided by Cambridge Educational Services. The course emphasizes test-taking strategies for enhancing your scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of the exam. The GMAT professor reviews basic algebra and geometry, and provides math shortcuts and assigns homework each week to prepare you further. Northeastern Illinois University will provide, on a limited basis, access to the University's math lab, English writing lab, and computer lab at no additional cost.
Frequently Asked Questions about Classroom based GMAT Instruction:
||When does the GMAT course meet? |
Classes are on Saturday mornings, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please call (773) 442-6107 for the schedule and classroom, or check the Events page on this site. We regularly provide four on-campus classes per academic year.
||How much does it cost?|
The cost is $575. For alumni, staff, and currently enrolled students at NEIU the fee is $445. Fees include all books, a CD-ROM with practice exams, handouts, and access to the labs. There is a cancellation fee of $50 within three business days before the course start date. No refunds after the course begins.
||How do I register?|
Fill out an application. Make check payable to NEIU Business Services Bureau, and mail to: Northeastern Illinois University, College of Business and Management, 5500 N. St. Louis, Chicago, Illinois 60625, Attn: GMAT Prep Course; or FAX your application with credit card information to: Christine Douglas, 773-442-6110. Remember to sign your name when using a credit card.
||Where do I go? |
Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago. Major streets surrounding the university: Bryn Mawr on the north, Pulaski on the west, Foster on the south, and Kimball on the east. We are located in a residential northwest Chicago neighborhood close to Blue and Brown line train stops and to Kimball/Homan (#82) bus stops. Parking on campus lots requires a daily parking permit, which you can obtain from a kiosk located in Parking Lot H on the south end of campus. Free on-street parking is available on Bryn Mawr west of Central Park.
||Any other Questions? |
Call Christine Douglas in the College of Business and Management at (773) 442-6107, or come to the College of Business & Management (CBM) Building (at Bryn Mawr and St. Louis), Room 178, M-F 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Web Based Class:
Also available is a self-guided GMAT Prep course delivered entirely via the World Wide Web. The course includes an on-line question and answer bulletin board. Study guide books and sample exams will be mailed to your home, but no professor will be available to assist you. Once you enroll, course access is valid for four months, but no refunds are permitted after access has been granted.