Global View - Taking The GMAT (C0320)

Ash:  I can’t seem to progress up the career ladder no matter how hard I try and I have been here for 2 years already!
Mindy:  Well, have you thought of getting an MBA? I heard it does wonders in getting you to the top.
Ash:  An MBA hey… well my degree wasn’t in business, the business schools won’t be interested in me.
Mindy:  Nonsense! The business schools measure your ability through a test called GMAT.
Ash:  GMAT? What does that stand for and what will the test contain?
Mindy:  Graduate Management Admission Test, it contains three parts; Analytical Writing Assessment, the Quantitative section, and the Verbal section. Not only does the test mark you on the number of questions answered but also on the difficulty.
Ash:  Okay this sounds a little tough, how am I supposed to practice for this?
Mindy:  Up to you, you could have a one on one session with a tutor or group sessions, you can also use free or private computer software. Going to church might help as well!
Ash:  No matter what I do I’m going to ace this test and go on to become a corporate fat cat!
Mindy:  Umm…That’s the spirit!

Key Vocabulary

corporaterelated to business
managementthe action of controlling an area of a business
graduateperson who finished university
GMATGraduate Management Admissions Test
analyticalpertaining to or proceeding by analysis
quantitativetype of information based in quantities
verbalconsisting of or in the form of words
MBAMaster of Business Administration
fat catA wealthy and privileged person

Supplementary Vocabulary

greedexcessive desire, as for wealth or power
wizarda person of amazing skill or accomplishment
marketthe field of trade or business
thesisa dissertation on a particular subject in which one has done original research
professora teacher of the highest academic rank in a college or university

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