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New York-based Manhattan Review’s course is shorter than other prep companies yet they offer unlimited hours of class time. How? Students enrolled in any live classes can attend the same session multiple times per week. Josh Dennee of Manhattan Review says, “Study with multiple instructors teaching the same material but with different insights.” Like other prep companies, Manhattan Review offers email, chat and phone support for homework questions. “Teachers generally encourage students to contact them outside of class,” he adds. To cap off the personalized attention, Manhattan Review, which was founded in 1999, will sit down with you for a brief B-schools admissions consultation.
Manhattan Review’s unique in-class experience includes an interactive screen. Teachers can demonstrate a problem up on screen and then ask students to remote control their answer in. The board records the answers, and the Manhattan Review teacher can get a feel for students’ knowledge on the fly. Half the class time is spent lecturing, and the other half is devoted to problem solving and discussion.
Manhattan Review provides 500 pages of strategy and practice problems including 200 pages of detailed verbal and quant solutions. The GMAT Online Recording Library is comprised of 100 recorded hours of topically-themed lessons. This allows students to supplement the class lessons with self-paced study resources. They can also test their progress with Manhattan Review’s five full-length CATs. The average in-person class size ranges from four to 12 people, says Dennee, and online about 15. The online courses are taught by one teacher rather than a lead and assistance as is the case with other prep companies. Manhattan Review does sometimes have separate instructors for math and verbal, however.
Manhattan Review’s Better Score Guarantee says that if you didn’t reach your target score or don’t improve your two official test scores, you get unlimited access to live or online classes, the Online Library, and one-on-one consultation. Students also get a discount on private tutoring if they’re not satisfied.
Long Course I
Manhattan Review’s Long Course I is taught over two months and includes 28 hours of class time. Access lesson recordings and post-class review via the Online Library. You can participate in student and teacher discussions through the online center and also get email support. The Long Course I includes five CATs, Manhattan Review Turbo-Charger GMAT Guides, GMAC’s official guide and the Better Score Guarantee.
$1099. New York $999 early-bird
Long Course II
Manhattan Review’s Long Course II is the same 28 hours except taught on Saturday afternoons in longer lessons. Access lesson recordings and post-class review via the Online Library. You can participate in student and teacher discussions through the online center and also get email support. The Long Course II also includes five CATs, Manhattan Review Turbo-Charger GMAT Guides, GMAC’s official guide and the Better Score Guarantee.
$1099. New York $999 early-bird
Manhattan Review’s 28-hour Intensive Course is held over the course of just one week. Each session is between three-and-a-half and five-and-a-half hours long. You’re again provided with unlimited access to class lessons and post-class review via the Online Library. Student discussions, email support, five CATs, proprietary course materials, the GMAC official guide, a headset and the Better Score Guarantee are included too.
16 hours over a Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. I hope you didn’t procrastinate this much. Students are provided with unlimited access to class lessons, post-class review in the Online Library, discussion, support and all the other Manhattan Review trappings.
Live Online Long Course
The Live Online Long Course is taught over six Saturdays and includes 28 hours of class time. You’ll be taught by one comprehensive teacher or a pair of instructors – one focusing on verbal, the other on quant. With the Live Online Course, students also get unlimited class access and review via the Online Library. Also included is email support, the discussion forum, Turbo-Charger prep material and the GMAC guides. Want to try the course out for free? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Online Intensive Course
The same 28-hours-in-a-week format as the in-person Intensive Course except held over an Internet browser. Students can speak or message the instructor in real time, access recorded lessons, email support and the discussion forum. The Live Online Intensive Course comes with Turbo-Charger prep material, the GMAC guides and a headset as well.
These two-hour private sessions are only available in New York City
$125 per hour for the two-to-five-hour Mini Pack
$120 per hour for the six-to-ten-hour Basic Pack
$115 per hour for the unlimited Advanced Pack
$110 per hours for students already enrolled in a Manhattan Review course
$100 per person per hour for the Double Pack (two students)
One-on-One Online Tutoring
Online tutoring packages are available globally
$110 per hour for the two-to-five-hour Mini Pack
$105 per hour for the six-to-ten-hour Basic Pack
$110 per hour for the unlimited Advanced Pack
Manhattan Review’s Self-Study Package includes unlimited access to the class recordings, online library, Turbo-Charger preparation materials, a home study guide, GMAC guides and seven CATs. Manhattan Review also provides two hours of tutoring – Dennee recommends using one at the beginning to map our your course and then one at the end.
B-SCHOOLS ADMISSIONS CONSULTING
Elite School Dedicated Package
Personal consulting from admissions members and grads of Ivy League business schools.
$1900 for the one-school package
$2800 for the two-school package
$3700 for the three-school package
MBA essay and resume consulting
$125 for single-essay review
$200 for one long or two short essays and a resume
$480 for all essays for one school and a resume
$800 for all essays for two schools and a resume
MBA application and interview consulting
$150 per hour for two-to-five hours of application strategy
$125 per hours for two-to-five hours of mock interviews
$125 per hours for two-to-five hours of case interviews