Gaining The Executive Edge

The push by graduate schools to draw in mid-career baby boomers has created rising enrollments in executive M.B.A. programs. Are they worth it?

October, the GMAT is required by every accredited school as part of the admissions package. The multiple choice exam, which costs &84, measures your verbal math and quantitative sills. Two analytical essays are also required. The scoring range is 200-800; most top-tier executive M.B.A. programs require scores above 600.

If you’re going to practice for the GMAT, you should consider investing in preparation courses offered by the Princeton Review. Contact them at 800-2 REVIEW. Or call the Kaplan Educational Centers at 800-KAP-TEST. The average cost for a course, which, includes 11 three-hour instructional sessions, is $795. Most Kaplan and Princeton locations offer tuition assistance based on financial need.

Many review books are available in your local bookstore. The Educational Testing Service offers The Official Guide for GMAT Review, which contains three previously administered tests, for $15.95. These tests are also available on POWERPREP software for $59.95, write to: Graduate Management Admissions Test, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6103, Princeton, NJ 08541., or call 800-982-6740.
To receive a GMAT Bulletin of Information, Which contains a registration form and essential information about the test, call 609-771-7330.

The Business Week Guide to the Best Business Schools (McGraw-Hill Inc., New York, $14.95) is a good reference to help you choose the school that’s right for you.

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