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Richard Montauk – Saturday September 19/09 – Toronto, Canada

MBA and Law Admissions Consultant Richard Montauk – Toronto, Canada

It’s been confirmed! If you are interested in learning about how to apply to the world’s top MBA programs or law schools, this session is for you.

For many MBAand law school applicants, there is nothing wrong with the applicant. The problem is with the application. Learn how to enhance the quality of your application and avoid common mistakes. Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs

How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs

Who: Richard Montauk, J.D., M.B.A.


How To Get Into The Top MBA Programs

How To Get Into The Top Law Schools


MBA – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Saturday September 19, 2009

Law – 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Saturday September 19, 2009

Where: University of Toronto – Exact room TBA

Cost: This event is free to past and present students in Richardson GMAT and LSAT preparation courses. $20 for others.

Registration is required: Please email 800gmatprep [at] gmail dot com.







MBA Information Sessions Toronto, Canada – Learn and Explore

MBA Information Sessions – Toronto, Canada – Learn About Your Options

You don’t need to be seven feet to play in the MBA, but leaving a solid, well-paying job to pursue an MBA should be a well informed decision. You should not rely on hearsay, but should get your information “direct from the horse’s mouth!”

In other words, go to as many information sessions as you can.

This blog exists for the pursue of providing you with links to Toronto information sessions held by various schools. See the individual pages on the left.

If you would like a link to our MBA program included, please email prepbox at gmail dot com.

This blog has been created by the Richardson – GMAT Preparation Center – Toronto, Canada

2009 full-time MBA ranking

Which MBA?

From Economist.com

IESE, a Spanish school, tops The Economist‘s eighth annual ranking of full-time MBA programmes

Click here for the list.

Next generation GMAT – Coming star date 2013

This is likely a response to the competition from the GRE exam.

“A Time to Explore and Innovate – The Next Generation

Advancements in technology and measurement are making a significant impact on assessments. At the same time, more specialized master’s programmes and more variations on the traditional MBA are available worldwide. As the business marketplace has changed, so too has graduate management education. All of these factors have inspired GMAC to take an innovative approach to the GMAT exam.

The Next Generation GMAT, slated for completion in 2013, will build on the solid foundation of the current exam, while utilizing advances in testing technology and science to provide better, even more precise measures of skills. It will also offer measures of new skills applicable to both traditional MBA and new business programmes. The development process is rigorous, detailed, and collaborative so that the Next Generation GMAT can provide the right information to help schools admit the best students for their programmes.”

Read the complete article.

For another interesting article visit Which MBA.

Schulich opens campus in Mumbai India


India Students applying for an MBA at York University’s Schulich school of business now have two campuses to choose from: One in Toronto — and one in Mumbai, India.

“We are very excited,” says Dezsö Horváth, Schulich’s dean. “This is the first MBA program to be offered in India from a leading international business school.”

Students who earn a Schulich MBA in India will receive their first-year classes at Mumbai’s SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, then transfer to Canada in their second year and graduate from Schulich’s Toronto campus.

“I believe that quite a few students will want to go to India because they will be exposed to a fast-growing economy with a lot of opportunity,” says Horváth. However, the Indian campus will not be able to provide all of the Canadian school’s specialization options.

“We have about 18 to date, which by then will be up to 20. India will only have four or five,” Horváth says. “It will be very attractive to come to Toronto in second year.”

Horváth hopes to build a permanent facility in India within the next three years. “There will be two Schulich campuses, one in Toronto and one in India,” he says, “with the same faculty quality and same student quality, recruiting and placing students all over the world.”

MBA Guide – Metro News

In early November Metro News, ran an interesting supplement about the MBA programs.

The following are the links to and titles of the articles.

MBA degree can pay off:


EMBA can be a juggling act

Sauder eyes health care courses

Blackberry program a hit


Indian School of Business – September 13 – Toronto

The Indian School of Business is ranked 15th according to the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings.



Their Associate Director of Admissions, Hima Bindu, will be visiting Toronto Sunday, September 13th to introduce Canada to their innovative program. This presentation will be conducted in conjunction with the Richardson GMAT Preparation Centre (http://www.prep.com.

The Indian Business School offers an incredibly innovative program. It is a testament to its quality that such a “young school” could rise so quickly in the global MBA rankings.The program combined with its incredible facility in India (home of the world’s fastest growing economy) and its world class faculty, make this one school should consider.

Date: Sunday September 13/09 – Tentative start time 11:00 a.m.

Location: University of Toronto Downtown

In order to register please email: 800gmatprep@gmail.com

Note: This will be free admission!

Richardson GMAT Preparation – Toronto Canada




Road-Tested GMAT Bus …

Have a look at this. Could this be a response to the GMAT vs. GRE wars?

The GMAT bus delivers the test to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions

Continuing its journey to increase access to graduate management education, the Mobile GMAT Test Center will launch a cross-country tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions. The eight-month tour will begin October 21, 2009, at Humphreys College in Stockton, California.
On its fifth cross-country tour of North America, the GMAT Mobile Test Center, a bus equipped with six testing stations, will deliver the GMAT exam at all US-based four-year HBCU and HSI members at least 40 miles from a permanent GMAT test center. The 14-state, 33-school tour will conclude May 7 at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla.

To read the complete article:


MBA Canada – GRE or GMAT?

Should you take the GMAT or GRE for admission to business school?

The GRE has slowly been becoming a substitute for the GMAT in MBA admissions. The reasons are well canvassed at:


Here is a complete list (from GRE) of programs that will accept the GRE.

The following Canadian schools, including Queen’s are included:

  • Canada
  • Lakehead University
  • Queen’s School of Business
  • St. Mary’s University
  • University of Calgary
  • Univ of New Brunswick – Saint John

A special comment with respect to Queen’s. Queen’s also accepts the QMAT for admission to their executive MBA programs.

International pupils are class acts

Foreign students make up half of Canada’s MBA enrolment and they pay a high price for `privilege’
Feb 21, 2009 04:30 AM

Business Reporter

Paolo Delano was drawn to Canada as a peaceful land of opportunity.

Nikhil Mathai was looking for the right school.

Mehran Redjvani came here so his fiancée could be closer to her family.

About half of all MBA students in Canada are international students. Whatever brings them to this country, one thing is certain: an MBA program is an expensive endeavour. Fees for international students can run as much as $80,000, compared to $65,000 for their Canadian counterparts.

Add in living expenses and the tab can easily reach $100,000 for a one- or two-year program.

That’s a lot of rupees. Just ask 26-year-old Siddharth Samarth.

“It’s probably about five times the salary I would earn in a year over there,” said Samarth, from India, who worked at a bank in Pune, India for about four years after completing his engineering degree.

“Honestly, I don’t know if I’ve spent that much money in my entire life.”

After seeing businesses in a developing economy, he decided he wanted some perspective on how business is done in the West.

To read the complete article:


Important lessons

Socially responsible MBA graduates join the growing ranks of those giving back to community
Feb 21, 2009 04:30 AM


Elissa Beckett’s new company has a strict 90/10 policy – 90 per cent of revenue goes to charity; 10 per cent goes back to the company.

Not the most profitable formula for a woman who holds a master’s degree from one of the country’s top business schools, but Beckett’s bottom line has a few more tiers than most.

“You’re accountable to more than your stakeholders,” said the Richard Ivey School of Business graduate.

Her “triple bottom line” insists on social and environmental responsibility while striving for fiscal gains.

“You can’t pretend it’s 40 years ago and you can run a mill and let your waste go into the river. Consumers are not going to let you get away with practices that are less than ethical,” she said.

Beckett and her business partners have joined the growing ranks of social entrepreneurs graduating from Ivey – a trend that’s taken hold of many students enrolled in the University of Western Ontario’s MBA program.

Social entrepreneurs use entrepreneurial principles to create and manage a social change-making venture. Success is not just measured by profit but also by the venture’s impact on society.

To read the complete article: