Online Education Prepares You For Success
There’s one immensely critical thing a student must do before enrolling
to an MBA program. He or she must take the Graduate Management
Admissions Test or GMAT.
Along with a business major’s work experience and undergraduate grade
point average, passing the GMAT is an important component of what a
school examines when weighing whether a student is worthy of admission.
There are those who say it adds up to as much as 50% of what the school
examines. Obviously, the better one’s GMAT score, the greater one’s
chance for admittance, particularly to better colleges.
This doesn’t mean there isn’t anything one can do before taking the
GMAT. As it happens, there is a large group of online colleges who
offer preparatory programs for the GMAT. Probably the hardest decision
one will have to make is choosing the right one.
Going virtual has a double advantage for this exam. First and foremost
is one can still keep their steady job while getting ready for the
test. As said before, work experience is another factor when post-grad
schools measure their future students. Another thing one can also check
for is if where one works will help foot the tuition and fees. Many
The second reason, also work-related, is one can take the lessons
around one’s work schedule. After all, working in business oft times
means lots of overtime and travel. There are many students who realize
all they need is a laptop and a high speed modem. From there, they can
take their class modules from either the comfort of their home or at a
hotel room, wherever Wi-Fi is available. It’s far more productive than
seeing what’s on cable.
As said before, there are a number of schools that offer GMAT courses.
The next thing one should consider is which school to enroll in. It’s
well known that while the GMAT is standardized, everyone taking the
test is not. Students are individuals, each with their strengths and
That said, a good thing to do is before enrolling think about your
weaknesses. The GMAT is divided into three key areas: Analytical
Writing Assessment (testing problem solving abilities), Quantitative
(math abilities) and Verbal (communications skills). If you feel you’re
not the best number cruncher, find a school that has a reputation for
being really strong in it.
Another element that makes online schools so
popular is one can repeat the lesson modules and drills until you’re
comfortable with that section. Apply the same logic if you feel your
weakness is in your problem solving or verbal skills.
Don’t ignore your strengths either, but realize that overconfidence is
one of the biggest killers of grade scores. The idea is to take all the online degree programs offered. Many of the test questions they
provide are either pulled directly from older versions of the GMAT or
are modeled after problems the test has used before. Get comfortable
and do well at the prep classes, and you are now one very important
step closer to your online degree.
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