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MBA Pathfinder™ Data Warehouse: New Features and Format!

Throughout the data entry process, users may now preview their data to see how it will be displayed to prospective students through the school search service. This includes the field where users may now upload a photo or graphic file to be displayed in their area, like a school logo.

We heard concerns about the usability of the tool, and we’ve made it even easier to enter data. New in October 2006, five data entry sections—School, Program Offerings, Admissions, Class Profile and Career—will help users focus their data-gathering efforts. Each section contains a number of data entry pages, and authorized users will now be able to navigate between sections using a menu on the left side of every screen.

The MBA Pathfinder tool now offers error and warning messages to users who may have missed a field while entering data, giving them the chance to make changes before proceeding. If the user chooses to proceed, the messages will be repeated on the Summary page at the end of each section.

To help new—and experienced—MBA Pathfinder Data Warehouse users work with the enhanced tool, GMAC has developed a step-by-step workbook available online and coming soon in print. For more information, please visit, or send an email to

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