GMAT/TOEFL Test Preparation

Preparing for graduate school

Applying to graduate business school is an exciting undertaking – but studying for and taking the required entrance exams can be intimidating. Thunderbird offers a suite of programs to prepare you for the graduate school experience - from boosting your testing skills to enhancing your command of business English. We offer test-preparation programs for the following admissions exams:

  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
    The GMAT exam measures the verbal, mathematical, integrated reasoning and analytical writing skills you have developed in your education and work. The GMAT (or Revised GRE) is required for admissions consideration for most Thunderbird degrees. Read more about the GMAT.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    The TOEFL measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level, and evaluates how well you combine listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. The TOEFL (or PTE or IELTS) is required for admissions consideration at Thunderbird if English is not your native language and you received your qualifying degree in a country where English is not the native language. Read more about the TOEFL.

Our GMAT and TOEFL test preparation programs are offered in three unique formats to suit your learning style, your degree of preparation needed and your schedule. 

On-site

On site, face-to-face instruction

This format offers one-on-one instruction with skilled professors, featuring personalized program curriculum, schedule and dates. While it is not required, students are encouraged to take the practice or official GMAT/TOEFL before enrolling in this program so that instructional content can be customized to meet your specific needs. Two primary test-preparation tracks are available, or we can customize a track for you. Each one-on-one session is 50 minutes. Program fees include books, CD and classroom materials.

  • Foundations program – 24 sessions | 2-3 weeks | $3,150 (USD)
  • Elite program – 30 sessions | 4-6 weeks | $3,750 (USD)

Register for on-site GMAT prep

Register for live, web-based TOEFL prep

For more information, contact Admissions at admissions@thunderbird.edu
or call +1 602 978-7100 or 800 457-6966.

Live, virtual

Live, web-based virtual instruction

This format offers one-on-one, web-based instruction with skilled professors using interactive webcam technology and featuring personalized program curriculum, schedule and dates. While it is not required, students are encouraged to take the practice or official GMAT/TOEFL before enrolling in this program so that instructional content can be customized to meet your specific needs. Three primary test-preparation tracks are available, or we can customize a track for you. Each one-on-one session is 50 minutes. Program fees include books, CD and classroom materials. You will need a webcam and microphone for instructor interaction.

  • Intensive program – 12 sessions | 2-3 weeks | $1,980 (USD)
  • Foundations program – 24 sessions | 2-3 weeks | $3,725 (USD)
  • Elite program – 30 sessions | 4-6 weeks | $4,350 (USD)

Register for live, web-based GMAT prep.

Register for live, web-based TOEFL prep.

For more information, contact Admissions at admissions@thunderbird.edu
or call +1 602 978-7100 or 800 457-6966.

Self-paced online

Self-paced online training

These online test-preparation programs are designed to introduce you to the process and mechanics of the GMAT and TOEFL exams and provide you with general instructions on the tests, as well as specific instructions in each testing area. You will learn suggested preparation and test-taking techniques, review various test question styles, and complete a variety of exercises and practice tests.

For more information, contact Admissions at thunderbirdonline@thunderbird.edu 
or call 800 457-6959.