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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!

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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.


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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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

GMAT Makeover – Integrated Reasoning

Published: July 22, 2011


Anyone contemplating business school wants to know whether to take the GMAT now or wait until next June, when the integrated reasoning section is introduced. First, ask yourself this: Does an Excel file give you pause? The new section is what came of a 2009 survey of 740 faculty members, who were asked what the GMAT should measure that it didn’t. The section will replace one of two essays, and is heavy on data interpretation. “As the business environment changes, the business curriculum changes,” explains Ashok Sarathy, vice president for the Graduate Management Admission Council, which administers the test. What doesn’t change: total test time (at three and a half hours) and the verbal and quantitative sections. Try your hand at this preview, which GMAC created for Education Life. There are four new question types: multi-source reasoning, graphics interpretation, two-part analysis and sorting tables. Continue reading

GMAT: Paying for Points

Test-prep services can be a big help as applicants prepare for the B-school admissions exam. Here, a rundown of some well-known players

By Francesca Di Meglio

If you’re thinking of applying to B-school, then you’re likely also wondering how to conquer the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)—and whether a commercial test-preparation service, which can cost upwards of $1,000, is right for you. Continue reading

Business school test-prep: hard on your brain and wallet

Report on Business Education, Spring 2011
Globe and Mail Update
Published Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2011 12:00AM EDT

“Everybody looks for instructors who have a good GMAT score, but that’s just one part of it,” she says. “Find out what type of teaching experience the instructor has had and how good he is with explaining information to adult learners. Continue reading

Crackdown on China GMAT Cheating

Business school applicants who use Chinese Web sites to get a sneak peek at GMAT questions are having their scores revoked and being banned from retaking the test

By Alison Damast

Students who have tried to get a leg up on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) by visiting Web sites carrying illegally obtained test-preparation material may soon come to regret their actions. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is aggressively pursuing more and more Web sites that illegally provide copyrighted GMAT materials to test-takers, as well as using high-tech gadgets to catch “proxy” test-takers who are hired to take the exam in place of applicants, the organization says. Continue reading