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Course Description

The Graduate Management Admission Test, commonly known as the GMAT, has long been an important part of the business school application process. This GMAT test prep course develops reasoning and analytical skills along with principles of writing for students to master all aspects of this rigorous 4-hour examination.

The GMAT presents multiple-choice questions that measure verbal, quantitative (math) and analytical skills. The five types of multiple-choice questions include:

  • Problem Solving
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Sentence Correction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Note: Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment are scored separately.

The University of San Diego’s highly regarded GMAT test prep course is taught by experienced instructors on our campus in sunny San Diego, as well as online.

Comprehensive GMAT Prep Process  

  • Together we’ll review each question type to help you assess your strengths and weaknesses. Our instructors take the exam apart to show you how it is put together, teaching you specific strategies and tactics for each type of question.
  • Learn the format and content of the GMAT and examine algebra, geometry and English language concepts, as well as overall skills and strategies for success on standardized exams.
  • Estimate your actual test scores prior to the real exam. The course provides practice GMATs for self-evaluation.

At USD, you also have the option of retaking the course within a one-year period without paying additional tuition! (Note: A $25 student processing fee is required for course retakes.)

GMAT Prep on the Beautiful University of San Diego Campus or Online

When it comes to learning environments, the beautiful University of San Diego campus is a socially and intellectually stimulating place to be — whether you’re studying for your GMAT, taking any of our wide range of Professional & Continuing Education courses or enrolling in a USD degree program. Set atop a mesa with stunning, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Mission Bay, the conveniently located USD campus invites students to learn and collaborate in an intimate and inspiring setting. For those who prefer to learn in their own setting and at their own pace, we also offer the same outstanding GMAT test prep courses online.

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Taught by dedicated, experienced, engaging instructors, many from the USD faculty, all of the programs at the University of San Diego's Division of Professional and Continuing Education are designed to position you for success in achieving your professional goals.

Instructor Marcia Chin is an experienced educator, researcher, innovator and leadership coach who teaches several sections of our popular GMAT Preparation Course. She holds an MBA from Florida International University and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, and serves an adjunct faculty member in USD’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

More than 4,500 students have taken on-campus and online GMAT test prep courses through the University of San Diego. And if you are not satisfied with your score, USD invites you to retake the course within one year without paying additional tuition.

Our mission is simple: To help you earn the highest possible score on your GMAT.

Learner Outcomes

Effective Instruction
Makes The Difference!

The USD Preparation Course

  • Diagnoses and remedies individual difficulties through seminar discussion and review.
  • Builds test-taking confidence and competence to help you attain your highest possible score.
  • Extensive materials for individual study.

Course Details

Number of Units: N/A

Who Should Attend: Students/graduates seeking to complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Course Format: Online and Classroom formats are both available.  Technical requirements for online course.

Instructor: TBA

Required Textbooks: Required books are: GMAT Official Guide 2020 (ISBN-13: 978-1119576068), GMAT Official Guide 2020 Quantitative Review (ISBN-13: 978-1119576082) and GMAT Official Guide 2020 Verbal Review (ISBN-13: 978-1119576112). These can be purchased as a bundle on Amazon.com.

Retake Course for 1 year – Students may retake the course for a one year period without paying additional tuition.  Please be aware that a $25 student processing fee is required for all course retakes and if editions have changed, new course materials may need to be purchased.

Considering USD's Graduate School of Business?  You'll want to check out their generous reimbursement policies.  If you matriculate to one of their programs that require GMAT or GRE scores, you will have the cost of your test preparation course reimbursed in the form of a Test Preparation Reimbursement Scholarship.  Additional information can be found on their website.

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