Aspiring MBAs working for the U.S. military in Iraq can now take the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) on a military base in Baghdad.
McLean, Virginia (November 20, 2008)—Aspiring MBAs working for the U.S. military in Iraq can now take the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) on a military base in Baghdad. The GMAT—the standardized entrance exam relied upon by business schools around the world—is available at a new test center at Baghdad's Camp Victory, making it possible for military personnel in Iraq to prepare for careers in business while deployed.
The Camp Victory test center was established after a member of the U.S. Army serving in Iraq contacted the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), owner of the GMAT, and inquired about taking the exam where he was posted. He needed to take the GMAT exam before leaving Iraq to meet business school application deadlines for 2009 admission, and restrictions prevented him from traveling to an alternate GMAT test center. GMAC worked with Pearson VUE, the company responsible for the delivery and administration of the GMAT exam worldwide, and local military personnel in Iraq to establish the test center at Camp Victory.
"Military personnel serving in Iraq obviously face numerous hurdles in doing many of the things that we take for granted," said Melvin T. Stith, dean of Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, which plays a leading role in making graduate business education available to military veterans. "The new GMAT test center at Camp Victory makes it possible for soldiers in Iraq to take the exam and continue with plans to advance their careers."
The GMAT is available at the Camp Victory test center on Mondays and Fridays. Those interested in taking the exam at the center must possess a U.S. Department of Defense-issued ID and may register online at http://www.mba.com/.
The Graduate Management Admission Council (http://www.gmac.com/), based in McLean, Virginia, is a nonprofit education organization of leading graduate business schools worldwide dedicated to creating access to and disseminating information about graduate management education. Created in 1954, the Graduate Management Admission Test is used by approximately 4,500 graduate management programs at some 1,800 business schools around the world to assess applicants. The GMAT— the only standardized test designed expressly for graduate business and management programs worldwide—is currently available at more than 450 test centers in over 110 countries. More information about the GMAT is available at http://www.mba.com/.