November 3, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138, email@example.com
California State University, Bakersfield will welcome the Graduate Management Admission Mobile Test Center on Wednesday, Nov. 8, for a two-day stop on its pilot tour across the nation to expand access to the GMAT, the Graduate Management Admission Test. The GMAT bus will be located at CSUB in parking lot I, south of the Icardo Center on Roadrunner Drive.
The GMAT is a standardized exam used to screen applicants by admissions officials at nearly 4,000 business education institutes worldwide, including CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration. Mike Bedell, CSUB's master of business administration program director, said this is a great opportunity for the local community to take this exam without having to travel to Santa Maria or Glendale.
The test is owned by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a non-profit organization of business schools around the world. The GMAT was launched in 1954 and is administered more than 200,000 times annually.
"This cross-country bus trip reflects a commitment by GMAC to maximize access to the exam across the United States," said Bob Ludwig, a representative for GMAC. The mobile testing bus will visit 50 colleges on its seven-month excursion. The bus is scheduled to complete its trip May 31 at Washington State University.
The GMAT Mobile Test Center is a full-length bus outfitted with state-of-the-art GMAT testing stations that include high-speed satellite Internet and electronic security systems designed to thwart potential cheaters.
For more information regarding the CSUB MBA program or the GMAT, call Bedell at (661) 654-2312.