## About the GMAT

The GMAT is the #1 criteria most top-tier business schools look at when making MBA admissions decisions. As such, no other single component of your MBA application can have a bigger impact on your successful admission to business school than achieving a high GMAT score.

Although the GMAT is officially advertised as “just” a test of high school math and verbal knowledge, there is significantly more to it than that. The Math and Verbal theory, though basic, consists of hundreds of rules, formulas, and individual topics. These topics appear in a variety of different question formats, many of which are unique to the GMAT and require different solution strategies. The questions themselves are not just challenging, but are purposely designed to be tricky and misleading. Moreover, test takers are given a very limited amount of time per question, making it necessary to have an efficient approach to each question type and a good overall time management strategy.

The current minimum GMAT score for general admission into the Lazaridis MBA program is 550. For the MBA (with Co-op) program, the minimum score is 600. Last year, the average GMAT score for admission into the Lazaridis MBA program was 630. For those seeking a competitive advantage in their application, a GMAT score of 650+ is a more befitting target score goal.

## GMAT Preparation in Toronto & Waterloo

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business & Economics, in partnership with Quantum Test Prep, has designed a suite of complimentary GMAT events as well as comprehensive GMAT prep courses to help students applying to the Lazaridis MBA program significantly improve their GMAT scores. These events include Toronto and Waterloo based GMAT Information Sessions, Pre-GMAT Math & Verbal Refresher Workshops, as well as a number of high-quality GMAT course options.

## GMAT Prep Course Toronto

For students living or working in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Quantum Test Prep offers a 100hr Ultimate GMAT prep course. This is the best GMAT course Toronto MBA aspirants can enroll in to achieve their ultimate GMAT score. The 100hr Ultimate GMAT prep course provides students with a comprehensive and unparalleled in-depth review of all major sections of the GMAT exam (Math, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing).

Industry data for the GMAT shows that the single most important factor for GMAT success is the amount of study time invested. Students who spend more hours preparing for the GMAT tend to be the ones who achieve the highest relative GMAT scores. In fact, according to real GMAT data, students scoring in the competitive range of **650+** invest an average of almost **100** hours into GMAT exam preparation. And that’s just an average. Many test takers seeking top scores spend double that amount of time mastering the GMAT.

As such, one of the best ways to achieve a high GMAT score is to prepare like top GMAT test takers do. **100+ hours** of study time reflects the amount of preparation it takes to become proficient in all of the skills necessary to achieve a top score on the GMAT. The Quantum Ultimate Toronto GMAT prep course, at 100 hours in length, is the most comprehensive Toronto GMAT prep course in the industry. The class is an intensive weekend-based classroom course normally held over 4 consecutive weekends (10-11 times a year).

To obtain more information about the Quantum Ultimate Toronto GMAT prep course dates, locations and fees, please click here or email Quantum Test Prep directly at gmat@qtprep.com.

## GMAT Prep Course Waterloo

For students located in Waterloo, Quantum Test Prep offers a 50hr Laurier GMAT Bootcamp prep course. This is the best GMAT course Waterloo MBA aspirants can enroll in to achieve their best GMAT score. The Laurier GMAT bootcamp course is held over two weekends (+ evenings).

All major GMAT Math and Verbal theory topics will be reviewed, as well as discuss optimal solution methodologies for each of the major sections that appear on the exam. Improve your chances of getting into the top MBA program of your choice through this comprehensive Waterloo 50-hour course.

To obtain more information about the 50hr Laurier GMAT Bootcamp prep course dates, locations and fees, please click here or email Quantum Test Prep directly at gmat@qtprep.com.

## Complimentary GMAT Information Session

Attend a free Laurier GMAT Information Session in Toronto where you will hear from an expert GMAT instructor from Quantum Test Prep and learn more about the structure and format of the GMAT exam. During this lunchtime session (12:00pm-1:15pm) students will also receive practical advice on how to build a successful GMAT study plan. These sessions are normally held every 4-5 weeks at Laurier’s Toronto office location in the Exchange Tower (150 King Street West). The sessions are free to attend but do require online registration in advance.

View our Events Page for the next Toronto GMAT Information Session date.

## Complimentary GMAT Refresher Classes

The GMAT is officially a test of high school math and verbal knowledge, but as anyone who has written the GMAT before can tell you, it’s not just about knowing the theory, but also being able to work efficiently while avoiding the tricks and traps that the GMAT will throw at you. However, before you worry about the ins and outs of GMAT strategy and time management, it’s important to have a thorough knowledge of the theory the GMAT will be testing you on. To help students get a jump start on their theoretical review, we have partnered with Quantum Test Prep, a leading Canadian test prep provider, to develop two Lazaridis MBA Pre-GMAT Refresher classes focused on the foundations of GMAT Math and Verbal Theory.

### Pre-GMAT Math Refresher Class

Can’t remember the definition of a Prime number? Or recall the difference between area vs. circumference of a circle? If you feel you’re rusty in Math or have some outstanding Math ‘anxiety’ and want to brush up on your basic GMAT Math skills, we strongly recommend starting with our Pre-GMAT Math Refresher workshop.

Spend an entire evening (6pm-10pm) with us at one of our WLU Part-Time MBA classroom locations held at the St. Andrew´s Club & Conference Centre in downtown Toronto. This specialized Pre-GMAT Math Refresher class, designed and taught by expert GMAT instructors from Quantum Test Prep, will help you brush up on your basic Math skills before you formally start preparing for the GMAT exam. Specific Topics covered include: Algebra & Arithmetic, Geometry Formulae, Number Property Theory, Math Terminology Review, Exponents & Roots, Divisibility Rules, and many more.

Please note that like all classes in the Laurier Toronto Part-Time MBA Program, snacks and refreshments will be provided.

View our Events Page for the next Toronto Pre-GMAT Math Refresher date.

### Pre-GMAT Verbal Refresher Class

Confused when the object of a sentence acts as the antecedent to a pronoun in a dependent clause? Do you recall the difference between and adverb and an adjective? Or a conjunction and an interjection?

Spend a full evening (6pm-10pm) studying with us at one of our WLU Part-Time MBA classroom locations held at the St. Andrew´s Club & Conference Centre in downtown Toronto. This specialized Pre-GMAT Verbal Refresher class, designed and taught by expert GMAT instructors from Quantum Test Prep, will help you brush up on your basic English grammar skills before you formally start preparing for the GMAT exam. Topics covered include: Basic Grammar Terminology, Main Parts of Speech, Verb Tense Review, and Parts of Sentence.

Please note that like all classes in the Laurier Toronto Part-Time MBA Program, snacks and refreshments will be provided.

View our Events Page for the next Toronto Pre-GMAT Verbal Refresher date.