GMAT Preparation

A competitive GMAT score is a requirement for admission to our Emerging Leaders MBA, Professional's MBA, Master of Science in Finance, and Accounting Certificate programs. 

Please note that the GMAT test may be waived, in some instances, for admission to the Professional's MBA and MSF Program, and is not required for admission to the Executive MBA program. 

What is the GMAT?

The GMAT is a computer-adaptive exam that is designed to help graduate schools of business assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. The test consists of four separately timed sections: two 30-minute writing sections and two 75-minute multiple choice sections and is designed to measure general verbal, mathematical, integrative analysis skills, and analytical writing skills.

Where do I take the GMAT?

The GMAT test is owned by The Graduate Admission Council (GMAC) and is offered at Pearson VUE testing centers.   There are several test centers in the greater Baltimore –Washington metropolitan area including Baltimore, Columbia, Bethesda, and several in D.C. The Baltimore test center is located just off the Beltway (695) north of I-70. The Columbia test center is located on Broken Land Parkway. The tests are offered 6 days a week and the cost is $250. For more information on testing locations and availability, as well as to schedule the test, please visit the GMAT website.

For more general information on the GMAT test, please visit the GMAT website.

GMAT Review Course at Loyola University Maryland

We want you to have every chance to succeed in this important admissions component and therefore strongly recommend preparing for the GMAT test. There is a wide-range of resources available online or in your local bookstore to help you study, but many prospective test takers find the structure of a tutorial class particularly beneficial. For your convenience, we offer a GMAT Review course here at Loyola. This course prepares the student for each section of the test. Students will be using online instructional materials during the class, also to be used for home study. Students must have a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to access the site. Students will also receive one-year free access to the comprehensive Magoosh online GMAT prep program supplementing the class experience, which features over 150 video lessons and 700 online practice questions and video explanations to help conquer the GMAT.

Paul Leroy teaches Loyola’s GMAT Review course on a regular basis. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 - 9 p.m. at the Timonium Graduate Center on the dates below:

  • January/February 2015 session – Jan 20, 22, 27, 29, Feb 3, 5, 10, 12
  • March/April 2015 session – Mar 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 30 (Mon.), Apr 1 (Wed.)
  • June/July 2015 session – Jun 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, Jul 7, 9, 14 
  • October 2015 session – Oct 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

A $550 fee for the course includes all materials. The exclusive review materials reflect the latest changes in the exam. Both in-class and home study on-line materials are provided.

Registrations may be made over the phone at 410-617-1622 or in person at the Timonium Graduate Center at the Lobby Reception window Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. or on Friday between 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

To register online, please visit the secure site: GMAT Review Online Registration. If you would prefer to pay by check, please download a registration form and mail the completed form and check payable to Loyola University Maryland:

Office of Graduate Business Programs
Loyola University Maryland – Timonium Graduate Center
2034 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, MD 21093
410-617-1622 (phone)
410-617-2005 (fax)

The form and payment may also be submitted in person at the Timonium Graduate Center at the Lobby Reception window Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. or on Friday between 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.