GMAT Test Preparation

About the Program

The University of the Incarnate Word has partnered with Educational Testing Consultants (ETC), a leader in higher education test preparation, to offer online and in-person test prep courses for the GMAT. Each year, Educational Testing Consultants helps thousands of students at major colleges and universities across the United States. Educational Testing Consultants provides a proven program with a record of success and highly trained, top-quality instructors. Learn more about Educational Testing Consultants at

Who Should Take the GMAT Test Prep Class?

The GMAT Prep class is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other business-related advanced degree within the next five years. Whether you are a recent grad or a returning professional, the course format will arm you with the quantitative and verbal skills you need to succeed on the GMAT. In addition to MBA programs, those pursuing master's and doctoral degrees in business, economics, accounting, or other related fields of study may be required to sit for the GMAT. We recommend that you check with the program to which you are applying for more information regarding the testing requirements.

Course Description

The GMAT Test Prep course includes expert instruction, a proven format, all required course materials, and access to diagnostic exams in one convenient, affordable package.

The course includes a total of 24 hours of expert instruction on the Quantitative, Verbal, Integrated Reasoning, and Analytical Writing sections of the GMAT. This comprehensive course includes a review of the mathematical and verbal concepts tested on the GMAT and prepares you for the questions typically seen on this test. You will also strengthen the skills tested in both the Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing sections.

GMAT Prep Classes Offer:

Expert Instructors: ETC's test prep instructors are highly trained professionals. Their experienced instructors know the GMAT and care about helping you achieve your goal.

Proven Strategies: The curriculum was developed by test prep experts, who have years of experience writing exam questions and preparing students for success.

Superior Materials: The GMAT Prep Course includes The Official Guide for GMAT Review, GMATPrep® software and the GMAT Course Workbook , designed to supplement the classroom lessons.

Convenient Schedule Option: Live-Online classes provide alternative schedules and the added benefit of taking the class from anywhere in the world.

Value: The course fee includes all course materials and instruction from a trained professional who cares about your success.

Live-Online Classes

Live-Online classes offer the flexibility of attending class from anywhere and at any time. The virtual classroom provides you with the opportunity to interact in real-time with the expert instructors with the added benefit of watching recordings of your class sessions at your convenience for up to 30 days after the course ends.

System Requirements:

The Live-Online GMAT Prep Course is offered online using Adobe Connect, a free browser plug-in. All you need are a high-speed internet connection, speakers or head phones, and Adobe Flash Player, which can also be downloaded for free.

Course materials will be delivered directly to your home. We recommend registering at least four business days in advance of the class start date to ensure timely delivery of your student package.

Session Information

Quantitative Topics Include:

  • Strategies for handling math questions in the confusing data sufficiency format
  • Approaches to math questions presented in abstract form
  • Tactics for translating difficult real-world word problems into algebraic expressions or equations
  • Review of the mathematical concepts tested in each of the GMAT quantitative formats

Verbal Topics Include:

  • Spotting correct idiomatic speech in sentence completion problems
  • Understanding the key components of arguments in critical reasoning problems
  • Answering reading comprehension questions quickly

Integrated Reasoning Topics Include:

  • Interpreting data from tables, graphs, text, and other sources
  • Dealing with multiple questions about the same data
  • Analyzing data from multiple columns for Two-Part Analysis questions

General Topics Include:

  • Utilizing the process of elimination
  • Mastering time management skills
  • Minimizing test anxiety
  • Identifying common distracters

For questions or more information regarding the Educational Testing Consultant's Test Prep courses, please contact ETC at 210.301.0358 or