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GMAT Preparation Courses Canada

GMAT Preparation Courses Canada

Upcoming Toronto One Weekend GMAT Courses – U of T Location –  $495:

S. 1 October 26, 27/13 – Optional Pre-Course Math Review – October 20

S. 2 November 30, December 1/13  – Optional Pre-Course Math Review – November 24

S. 3 May 31, June 1/14  – Optional Pre-Course Math Review – May 25

“Success Favors The PREPared Mind”

GMAT Courses Canada is the weekend course division of the Richardson GMAT Preparation Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

We have offered high quality GMAT preparation courses since 1979. This makes  us one of the longest running (perhaps the longest) GMAT preparation course provider in the world. Our longevity means that we offer Canada’s most experienced GMAT teachers.

We are pleased to offer our one weekend and two weekend GMAT Preparation Courses in major centers across  Canada. In addition we offer GMAT math review courses and  custom designed GMAT courses for the corporate market. For those taking both the GMAT and GRE we also offer a dedicated GMAT GRE Math Preparation. For those taking only the GRE we offer Toronto GRE Preparation Courses.

If you are  interested  in longer  courses and GMAT specialty modules, please  visit the  Richardson GMAT Preparation Centre in Toronto. This site is a repository of the best GMAT blog posts and provides  up-to-date  information and discussion about the “Next Generation GMAT“, the “Revised GRE“, best GMAT prep books,  and whether you should take the GMAT or GRE for MBA admission. If you are a GMAT teacher or GMAT tutor, feel free to submit a post for possible  inclusion in this blog.


“Hello John,

It is a pleasure for me to provide my strong endorsement for the outstanding value that John Richardson and Law School Bound has consistently delivered for the past 22 years since I had the opportunity to participate in both your LSAT and GMAT preparation courses. After securing outstanding results on both exams, I decided to pursue my MBA which has been instrumental in my professional career. During these years I have advised countless students to invest in both courses and it is truly amazing that John Richardson and his team have managed to maintain their extraordinary value proposition. Even though we have moved from fax machines to wireless technology the feedback from those who follow my advice is always the same. Awesome! If anyone is serious about pursuing an MBA, or if you are law school bound –I highly recommend that you invest in the magic John Richardson is offering!

Best regards,

Richard Pinnock

Managing Director –

Your Choice of One or Two Weekend GMAT Preparation Courses  – Intensive,  Focused, Targeted, Productive!

One  Weekend Format $495 + HST

Two Weekend Format $895 + HST

–  Saturdays run from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

– Sunday run from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Toronto GMAT Preparation Course Dates

All Courses Include:

– free repeat

– AWA Webinar

– course materials: in-class workshop and home study

– GMAT computerized practice testing

– Free background GMAT math orientation in Toronto

Course materials include:

Official Guide for GMAT Review  (11th edition)

Official Guide  to  GMAT Quantitative Review (1st)

– In class  workshop materials

– 5 Computer based GMAT exams

– Free repeat

Take  our course in Toronto, Oshawa, Ottawa,  MontrealLondon, or Vancouver. We are also able to offer your school or company a custom GMAT course.


Meet the world’s best MBA programs: Toronto March 8, Montreal March 10, Vancouver March 13 – Register now!

Don’t miss these great opportunities!

ACCESS MBA One-to-One Tour in Canada

Personalised meetings with admissions directors from the Top Canadian and International business schools

A unique and customised event format that helps you select the right MBA programme

• One-to-One meetings and workshops with Admissions Directors
• Personalised MBA Orientation
• Interactive MBA conferences
• GMAT advising
• Scholarship opportunities

Toronto, Saturday March 8 

Montreal, March 10

Vancouver, March 13

Among the 100 business schools participating I the Access MBA Tour:

Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, HEC Montreal, Queens School of Business, Rotman School of Management , University of Toronto, Western University – Richard Ivey School of Business, York University – Schulich School of Business, University of Massachusetts Amherst – Isenberg School of Business, Simon Fraser University – Beedie School of Business, University of Victoria – Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, INSEAD, Manchester Business School, IESE, HULT l … and many more

Free registration on!

Places are limited for One-to-One meetings and early registration is recommended.

Meet the world’s best MBA schools on February 13 in Toronto and February 16 in Montreal

Meet the world’s best Business Schools in Montreal Feb. 16 Free GMAT, MBA advising. Limited places. Register now


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Meet the world’s best Business Schools in Toronto Feb. 13th Free GMAT, MBA advising. Limited places. Register now


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The MBA Investment: Demographics, Culture, Language, Citizenship and the value proposition


Last week I received an email from a GMAT test taker which read in parts as follows:

“We wanted to ask you out for a drink and learn your opinion on the MBA value proposition for potential students like us.”

The economic times could be better. People are nervous about leaving their jobs to pursue another degree. There is lots of anxiety over the “MBA Decision”. Even so, increasing numbers of Canadians are interested in pursuing an MBA. A majority of GMAT test takers are now outside the United States. Business education is  on a growth trajectory in India and China. To capitalize on the demand for “business case studies”  in Chinese MBA programs, Ivey has employed Chinese students to translate the cases. (The Indian School of Business uses cases  from Ivey.) Some schools are gong further and exporting their MBA program to other parts of the world. One of many examples is the Schulich presence in India. It’s  clear  that the “Business of the MBA” is a growing business. There is no shortage of MBA programs.

After 35 years of helping students achieve their “academic goals”, I thought it I would share a few thoughts on how people might consider achieving their life goals.

Now for the record, the “us” in the email  included one Canadian citizen and one U.S. citizen. What difference does this make? More than you might think. Read on. Continue reading

Why choose among Kellogg, Wharton, LBS, MIT Sloan and the Fletcher School? – Updated Dec. 2012

Update December 26, 2012:

I just became aware of the following offer from  the Indian School  of Business:

“20 Scholarships worth 400,000 USD to study in INDIA from the Indian School of Business a globally top 20 ranked B-school” – Note that the deadline for application is January 15, 2013.

“20 Scholarships worth 400,000 USD to study in INDIA from the a globally top 20 ranked B-school”


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This is why you should seriously consider this! Note the deadline date of January 15, 2013!

It’s about the demographics!

Where are tomorrow’s markets? Asia will be two-thirds of the world’s middle class by 2030 – The Gold Rush! #GMAT #MBA


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5 Canadian business schools are in Bloombergs top 19

Queens, Ivey, McGill, U of T and Schulich are 5 Cdn #MBA programs that made Bloomberg top 19 Business schools –


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Congratulations to these schools. In addition, it appears that the MBA is becoming a more popular  degree in Canada. Number of GMAT test takers  is on the rise.

7% rise in Cdn citizens taking the #GMAT from 2008 to 2012. 7% decline in US. What do Canadians know?


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New GRE “Score Select” option could spell trouble for GMAT

The GMAT GRE test wars continue.


New #GRE “Score Select” increases pressure on “GMAT – If #GMAT doesn’t do the same, the “GMAT GRE Wars” may be over


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New GMAT Integrated Reasoning section off to an anxious start

The new GMAT Integrated Reasoning section is finally here. Let the commentary begin!


New #GMATintegratedreasoning said to increase #GMAT anxiety – – many #MBA programs will now accept the #GRE instead


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The GMAT and MBA Admissions

The GMAT has been part of the MBA admissions process since the 1950s. Does it play a valuable role in determining an applicant’s potential to finish an MBA program? Does it serve the needs of MBA programs to bolster their rankings?  Regardless of the rationale for the GMAT (and the GRE is  a substitute for the GMAT at may schools), admissions testing in general and the GMAT in particular is here to stay. That means that GMAT preparation in some form or another is essential.

A GMAT score (and preferably a high score) is a necessary, but not a sufficient condition for admissions to an MBA program. Different schools use GMAT scores in different ways. There is little agreement on what a GMAT score is evidence of. Furthermore, not everybody agrees that the GMAT is a measure of things that matter to the MBA program. Continue reading