GMAC Launches ‘Fundamental’ Micro Courses To Help Students Prepare For An MBA

GMAC Business Fundamentals

A new resource offering fundamental “micro” courses in statistics, accounting, and finance to help students succeed in business school has been launched by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

The GMAC Business Fundamentals was developed in partnership with global educational services provider Kaplan and was designed to refresh candidate knowledge on core quantitative subjects essential to an MBA or business master’s program.

GMAC is an association of leading graduate business schools worldwide and is the official administrator of the GMAT exam.

Joy Jones, chief product officer and general manager of assessments at GMAC, said: “The ability to focus on topics that meet their needs provides applicants with a dynamic learning experience and gives them greater confidence in their ability to do well from the start.”

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GMAC Business Fundamentals aims to ensure that candidates and students have the foundational quantitative knowledge needed to excel in business school and the ability to hit the ground running. The course takers will have the opportunity to complete one or all of the series of three courses developed with content specialists who serve on the faculty of leading U.S. business schools, including George Mason University School of Business, Georgetown University McDonough School, Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School, and University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

The courses add value to aspiring business school students early in the admissions process as well as those who have been admitted to an upcoming program. For those who are switching from a non-business undergraduate background or seeking a career change by pursuing an MBA or business master’s degree, the course series is particularly valuable.

Business Fundamentals is available to individuals worldwide on, GMAC’s flagship web portal with more than 12 million visitors a year, or available via Kaplan at

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