I am interesting in pursuing a MBA. What should I do to prepare for the GMAT?
In addition to the GMAT, what are the requirements for grad school (ie recommendation letters, essays, gpa, and activities/work experience?) and what effective resources I can use to prepare for the GMAT?
Every school has different requirements (besides the GMAT), but I will give you a sample from my MBA program.
Online application using the Texas Common Application
$75 Bauer College application fee (may submit check or money order, made payable to the University of Houston or pay online via credit card using the Texas Common Application)
Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
Official GMAT Score Report (Code XT1-26-94)
Goal Statement. This should be a 1-2 page discussion of the reasons you are pursuing an MBA and how this degree fits into your career aspirations, as well as why you chose the University of Houston. Please include any additional information you think the Admissions Committee might find useful.
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from academics, employers or professionals. These should be on official letterhead and placed in a sealed envelope with the writer’s signature across the back flap for confidentiality.
All applicants (domestic and international) are required to send their completed application packet to the following address:
University of Houston MBA Program Office
CT Bauer College of Business
334 Melcher Hall, Suite 330
Houston, TX 77204-6021
IN ADDITION, INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS NEED TO SUBMIT:
An additional $75 international fee (by check payable to the University of Houston)
Official TOEFL score. Required scores are: 100 on the internet-based test, 250 on the computer-based test, and 600-603 on the paper-based test. Scores over 2 years old will not be accepted.
Degree Clarification Form
Statement of Understanding
Overseas Address Form
Letter of Financial Backing
Permission Release Form
All international applicants are required to send their completed international application packet to the following address:
University of Houston
Office of International Admissions
122 E. Cullen
Houston, TX 77204-2023
For additional information concerning international students, please visit the Office of International Admissions website.
The Houston MBA uses a rolling admissions process in which applicants are reviewed in order after receipt of all admissions materials.
The GMAT comes with a cd when you pay for the exam which is a useful study aid. Also, you might want to look in your college book store for some books concerning GMAT proficiency. Both of those resources will be sufficient for you to do well on the GMAT.