GMAT Prep Course

The objective of this course is to present and explain preparation techniques and strategies for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to:

  • Understand the format of the GMAT
  • Use strategic approaches to solve quantitative problems
  • Understand sentence correction rules

Course Schedule

Classes are 6pm – 9pm in the WVU College of Business and Economics room 230 on the following Mondays and Wednesdays:

  • October 7, 9
  • October 16
  • October 21, 23
  • October 28, 30
  • November 4, 6
  • November 13

A pre-test is scheduled for Saturday, October 5 from 9am to12pm, in the WVU College of Business and Economics Computer Lab. The post-practice exam is scheduled for Saturday, November 16 and will take place 9am to12pm in the Computer Lab as well.

Mondays will consist of Problem Solving, Data Sufficiency, Data Synthesis and Analysis.

Wednesdays will consist of Argument Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction.

Cost and Textbook

The course is being hosted by the WVU College of Business and Economics and costs $200, payable by check or credit card.  The following textbook is included in the price of the program:  The Official GMAT Review, edition 13, paperback, published March 27, 2012.


Priority Registration Date: September 23, 2013

In order to complete your registration, please pay either by credit card or by check in the Office of Graduate Programs, B&E room 326.


Carole Kiger is the Instructional Technology Manager at the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, overseeing all distance learning technologies. She completed her Executive MBA in December 2010, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology at WVU.

Rachel N. Holmberg completed her Ph.D. in English at West Virginia University. She has taught business writing, argumentative writing, research, and literature at WVU, Eastern Michigan University, Henry Ford and Washtenaw Community Colleges. She is currently a Career Counselor at WVU Career Services, helping students and alumni write resumes, letters, and personal statements for graduate school, as well as teaching a variety of professional skills through career planning courses.