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Press Release


August 24, 2005

“Thinking about business school? You’ll need to take the GMAT first.”

(Albuquerque, NM) Thinking about an MBA? Or maybe a Master of Accounting? If you’re planning on getting it at UNM, you’ll need to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test).

The Anderson Schools of Management at UNM is hosting a special, three-hour GMAT prep seminar that’s open to the public. The seminar will be held on Friday, September 16, from 9am to noon at Anderson on the UNM campus. Reservations are required and may be sent to

At the GMAT prep seminar, participants will go through each of the question types included in the test. Sophie Martin, an Anderson staff member and a former tutor with the Princeton Review, will lead the seminar and dispense test-taking strategies taught by the biggest and best test prep companies in the country. Participants will leave the seminar with a clear, six-week program for self-guided study for the test.

“We know that the test is hard, and encourage anyone who’s thinking about a graduate degree at Anderson to begin their preparation for the GMAT well in advance of our application deadlines,” says Loyola Chastain, Anderson’s Graduate Programs Manager.

The Anderson Schools offer three options for graduate education: the Master of Business (MBA), the Master of Accounting, and the Executive MBA. Upcoming deadlines for the Anderson MBA and Master of Accounting programs are November 1, 2005 (for the Spring 2006 semester) and April 1, 2006 (for the Summer 2006 semester). Anderson’s Executive MBA program has a rolling admissions policy, with acceptances beginning in January.

UNM’s Anderson Schools of Management isn’t the only school that requires the GMAT – top-tier business schools across the country include the test in their admission decisions. “The GMAT is only one of a handful of criteria we look at, including undergraduate GPA, work experience, and letters of recommendation,” says Chastain. “It’s a little bit like taking the SAT or the ACT for admission to college – it’s one of the hurdles you have to clear.”


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.