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MBA Program


GMAT Information

The Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) is a standardized assessment—delivered in English—that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.

What the GMAT® Measures

The GMAT® exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed over a long period of time in your education and work. It does NOT measure: your knowledge of business, your job skills, specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work, your abilities in any other specific subject area, or subjective qualities—such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.

Analytical Writing Assessment

The GMAT® exam begins with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The AWA consists of two separate writing tasks—Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete each one.

Quantitative Section

Following an optional ten-minute break, you begin the Quantitative Section of the GMAT® exam. This section contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two question types—Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. You will be allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.

Verbal Section

After a second optional ten-minute break, you begin the Verbal Section of the GMAT® exam. This section contains 41 multiple choice questions of three question types—Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.

Testing Availability

The GMAT is available year-round and on demand, which offers greater flexibility in scheduling. The majority of test centers are open in the morning and late afternoon; however, available slots change on a continual basis, based upon capacity and ongoing registration. Availability can be found through your specific testing center.
Study aids are available through GMAT; for a complete listing of study aids, please go to
The current fee is $250; since this is subject change, please check with the testing center.

Test Centers

Pearson Professional Center
Northwest Bank and Trust Company
100 East Kimberly Road, Suite 401
Davenport, IA 52806

Pearson Professional Center
327 2nd Street, Suite 370
Coralville, IA 52241

Pearson Professional Centers
3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 340
West Des Moines, IA 50266 

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