Kaplan Test Prep's Fourth Annual Road to Business School Kicks Off August 6 to Give Tomorrow's MBAs

Kaplan Test Prep's Fourth Annual Road to Business School Kicks Off August 6 to Give Tomorrow's MBAs the Competitive Edge to Get In

The Three Week Long Series of Events Will Include Workshops and Networking Opportunities, with Over 30 Top MBA Programs

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Young professionals and students looking to earn their MBA can get insider advice and learn about dozens of top business schools directly from admissions officers at Kaplan Test Prep's free, annual Road to Business School—a three-week series of events taking place in six cities nationwide and online—which kicks off August 6.

Kaplan's 2013 Road to Business School comes on the heels of recent news that applications to several top business schools surged by double digits this admissions cycle, reversing a three-year decline.* An additional report shows that companies plan to hire more employees with MBAs in 2013 than they planned to in 2012. **

Each stop on Kaplan Test Prep's Road to Business School, which attracts thousands of aspiring MBAs every year, will include a strategy workshop on the GMAT—the primary admissions exam that business schools use to evaluate applicants—and an admissions strategy session, where attendees can learn how to put together the strongest application possible. Attendees can also attend a panel discussion with admissions officers to learn more about the components of the application. One of the most popular parts of Road to Business School is the "open tabling session," at which dozens of top business schools participate in each city, giving attendees a chance to network and ask specific questions about specific MBA programs from the decision makers themselves.

Participating schools include: Cornell University (Johnson), Duke University (Fuqua), Emory University (Goizueta), Northwestern University (Kellogg), NYU (Stern), UCLA (Anderson), UC Berkeley (Haas), University of Chicago (Booth), University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler), the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and University of Texas - Austin (McCombs).

Following is the scheduled list of events that are part of the 2013 Road to Business School series:

  • How to Impress a Business School (live, online): Tuesday, August 6 - 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET

  • Chicago: Thursday, August 8 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM CT

  • Los Angeles: Saturday, August 10 - 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM PT

  • San Francisco: Sunday, August 11 - 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM PT

  • Boston: Monday, August 12 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET

  • New York City: Wednesday, August 14 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM ET

  • Washington, D.C.: Thursday, August 15 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM ET

  • Virtual Fair (live, online): Sunday, August 18 - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET

  • 100 Hours: a GMAT Study Plan (live, online): Tuesday, August 20 - 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET

  • The New GMAT - Free Training (live, online): Wednesday, August 21 - 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET

  • Minority MBAs: The Road Less Traveled (live, online): Monday, August 26 - 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET

  • Women in Business and Management (live, online): Tuesday, August 27 - 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET

The Virtual Fair will include over 30 MBA programs, each with its own "booth" that attendees around the world can join from anywhere with an Internet connection.

"The Road to Business School is a must-attend event for any aspiring MBA. With the number of applications to top business schools picking up, the number of GMAT takers at an elevated level, and the MBA job market projected to improve, Road to Business School attendees will gain important admissions strategies and learn how to forge ahead in their careers," said Nada Arnot, vice president of pre-business and pre-graduate programs, Kaplan Test Prep.

Those interested in attending any of the Kaplan Test Prep Road to Business School events should register at www.kaplangmat.com/roadtobschool.

For media, each city event will also provide a good opportunity to speak with aspiring MBAs about their career successes, challenges, and goals and take B-roll footage. To cover an event in person, please contact Russell Schaffer at russell.schaffer@kaplan.com or 212.453.7538.

*"MBA Applications Surge at Top Schools," Louis Lavelle, BusinsessWeek, May 9, 2013:

**"New Year May Bring MBA Hiring Boom," Louis Lavelle, BusinessWeek, December 9, 2012:

About Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.

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