GMAT

GMAT® Africa Career Track Program (GACTP)

What is the GACTP?
GACTP is an initiative of Unique Enterprise, LLC – USA implemented in collaboration with the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) – USA and GIMPA in Ghana. The program is structured to create awareness for the GMAT® in Africa, increase the number of well qualified African Graduate Management Students and assist in developing/enhancing management skills.

What is the GMAT?
GMAT® (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a standardized admission exam used by over 6000 graduate programs offered by about 1,500 universities/institutions in about 110 countries as part of the selection criteria for graduate admission. It is also useful in enhancing higher order reasoning skills and in employment testing.

Objective of this program
The objective of this program is to increase the level of awareness for the GMAT® in Ghana/Africa, help improve the representation and performance of Ghanaians/Africans prospects on the GMAT® Exam by locally facilitating GMAT® Preparatory courses. The program will also provide GMAT® Exam registration services at no extra charge (other than the amount charged by GMAC®), admission placement support internationally and trainings in soft skills development.

The GMAT exam opens doors to academic and career success

GMAT-type questions are used by many multinational companies in Africa and elsewhere for employment testing.

Africans typically avoid the GMAT exam because of their mistaken impression that the test is too difficult and that they cannot do well.

Early education methods in most African countries focus on acquiring and memorizing information. Far less attention is given to analysis or exploring the implications of what has been learned—a skillset that is especially critical to perform well on the GMAT exam (and in management). Africans perform on average less well than students from other world regions—not because they are less capable—but because they are ill-prepared. Oftentimes it is because:

1. The GMAT exam is quite different from the conventional tests to which they are accustomed. Generally they have only experienced tests that assess mastery of recently learned/memorized content. In contrast, the GMAT exam is a test of higher order reasoning skills that assesses one’s ability to think or “reason” with established knowledge.

2. This distinction affects the method of preparation. That is—

  • One studies for a conventional exam to commit concepts to memory, which usually is accomplished in a relatively short period of time.
  • One practices for the GMAT to hone reasoning skills to become proficient at analyzing information quickly.
    • Those unaccustomed to critical reasoning process GMAT test items more slowly, thereby decreasing the likelihood of completing the exam.
    • Practice improves reasoning skill and speed of response.
    • Prompt responses are critical for success on the GMAT as there are stiff penalties for non-completion.
    • Practice requires a significantly greater time investment than conventional study. Practice also improves skills.
    • Practice requires a significantly greater time investment than conventional study.

The GMAT® Preparatory course — each class three (3) hours long, twelve (12) classes – is a thirty six (36) hours course. Each session will accommodate about 50 participants. Classes will be offered from Monday through Saturday. Participants will be encouraged to complete at least 100 hours of practice after completing the preparatory course lectures before attempting the official GMAT Exam. Lectures on personal statement and resume writing as well as admission requirements for most US Business Schools may also be discussed if time permits.

About our international facilitator
Our international facilitator is an expert in GMAT preparation

– Ranked 16th top teacher nationwide for one USA’s largest test-prep companies

– Scored in the 99th percentile on the official GMAT

– 6000+ hours of experience in graduate level test prep (the average test-prep teacher at a large test-prep company has less than 100 hours of experience)

Resources included
The Official GMAT Guide, GMAT exam Preparatory CD, GMAT® Handbook and 36 hours of lectures will be provided. Lecture notes (power-point slides) may also be provided at additional cost. Extra materials that may be recommended are optional and can be obtained by participants.

A fixed cost of US$300.00 (or its equivalent) will be assessed per participant for every circle (36 hours) of GMAT® Preparatory Course. In order to confirm reservation for a circle of the GMAT® Preparatory class, the full amount of US$300.00 (or its equivalent) is required prior to the commencement of classes. There will be no refund for cancellation; in the case where your reservation has been confirmed, you may pick up the materials.

Click here to download Registration Form.

For further information please contact GIMPA at:
gmat@gimpa.edu.gh,
0302401681-3 ext. 2009/1008
0302421647
0201007786

Completed registration forms should be submitted to the Office of Corporate Affairs & Institutional Advancement.