Articles published in October 2007

GMAC Briefing


Last Friday, GMAC (the publishers of the GMAT) invited a few of the senior people from ManhattanGMAT to a presentation in a hotel in New York to let us know what GMAC has in development.

The event was very interesting, to say the least.  Much of it consisted of applicant profile data (i.e. how many people are taking the GMAT, average scores, average score increases if someone takes the test more than once, etc.).  But there was  the odd announcement concerning some of the newer resources GMAC is working on for 2008.

We’re going to be posting a more detailed write-up later this week.  However, if you’re studying for the GMAT right now, the important takeaway is likely that there are NO changes forthcoming in terms of the format or nature of questions tested.  So no major changes on the horizon, through mid-2008.

More to come!

Sweeping the GMAT Clouds Away, ManhattanGMAT Allows Sunnyvale to Shine


Sun in Sunnyvale Continuing to expand beyond any rational boundaries (just like one of those sponge toys that grow to gigantic proportions), ManhattanGMAT is opening a new center in beautiful Sunnyvale, CA! Residents of San Jose have to worry no longer, as they can now access ManhattanGMAT’s unparalleled curriculum taught by our overachieving instructors in one convenient location!

Conveniently, we are hosting an in-person preview tomorrow, October 18th, for anyone in the area interested in taking a GMAT prep course, checking out the new center, or meeting our charismatic GMAT instructor, Ron Purewal. Of course, if preview sessions aren’t your thing and you want to see how a real class in the new Sunnyvale center is going to operate, you can always attend a trial session or if you really want to get down to business, sign up for the course, set to begin on October 22nd.

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MGMAT’s Chris Ryan, Master of Levity, Builds ‘Foundations’ with BusinessWeek


We at ManhattanGMAT are pleased to announce that our very own Chris Ryan, Director of Product and Instructor Development, was recently featured in a BusinessWeek article about – you guessed it – the GMAT (more specifically, the quant section). From the article:

TAKE A COURSE: If you need a little nudging and a place to ask math questions you haven’t asked since eighth grade, opt for a day-long course like Manhattan GMAT’s new Foundations of Math. “We realized that a portion of our students were having some trouble and missing the basic skills you need for the GMAT,” says Chris Ryan, director of product and instructor development at Manhattan GMAT about creating the course. “You have to suck up and say: ‘This is what the GMAT requires of me, and the last time I saw this stuff I had a locker.'”

Zing! But seriously folks, if your basic math skills are a bit rusty and you need a refresher, look into Foundations of Math.

As a special deal, we’re offering $50 off the class to anyone who uses the discount code FDR2MGD when they sign up.

ManhattanGMAT Conquers YouTube, Documentary Filmmaking


ManhattanGMAT has produced an excellent short video with testimonials from real students discussing our superior teachers, curriculum, and support staff. Help us bump up the view count and rating on YouTube by viewing the video, located below!

Of course, leaving high ratings for us on YouTube is always better…