GMAT/ GRE  preparation

We have created a structured study approach for GMAT that is proven. We use mini-strategies per section and a pacing strategy.

Essay guidance

The perfect essay showcases your USP and matches to your dream school. We have example essays to ALL the leading schools to guide you, also video templates.

School selection

Need help defining the best school? Or not sure between two options? Let’s talk. I can share dozens of successful case studies of admissions to top schools.

Admission consulting

Graduate school applications are complex and one mistake can end your chances.

Recommendation letters

This is a major part of the applications process- you have more control than you think.

Interview training

Our applicants have successfully managed the interviews and we have build up a nice database of real interview questions.

What’s on

Courses in Zurich

GMAT mini-groups are 4-hour intense sessions that place Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. 1:1 courses can take place anytime.

Courses in Frankfurt

We are proud to announce our partnership with the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Course are regularly offered on campus. Click here for next dates and details

Courses in St. Gallen

GMATZurich is the exclusive partner for GMAT at the University of St Gallen!  see their website for current offering.

Courses in Munich

GMATZurich offers courses in partnership with LMU. We are on Campus for a week both in the fall and spring. Course info is posted on BML student site HERE.

Corona Virus Updates:

GMAT test centres in Switzerland are not open. We recommend checking this link for planned re-opening dates.

***Statement from the GMAT communicated to me over linkedin:

An interim onlineGMAT exam is coming soon! Key facts and figures: * Available from mid-April, and at lower price * Test will comprise quant, verbal, and IR; no AWA * Section timing unchanged * Score scales unchanged *

Take-away: a solution is in sight so continue to prepare!

We are in touch with our school partners (leading MBAs, Masters) and they are offering deadline extensions and offering custom solutions.

Virtual classes: If you are unable to attend a physical class we are offering virtual solutions for groups and individuals. The lessons are effective and references are available. We use the Zoom platform and highly recommend it for a stable and interactive experience

QS Fair March 26, The event will be held in VIRTUAL FORM ONLY. This is an interesting and innovative format. We will attend.  Free to Register here. 

April 24-25; GMAT course at University of St Gallen: Registration and details here

This course is confirmed and taking place. The backup plan is to do it virtually.

Best sellers:


1) Virtual GMAT 1:1 express (also for GRE): 10-hour 1:1- This is now the best seller in the age of Corona! No special infrastructure needed for students.

2) MBA / MiM Admissions packages essays and LOR templates. The virus has changes the rules! Jobs are now threatened and schools are accommodating good candidates with changing plans. It’s not too late to secure a spot in next year’s class! Even at a top school!!

3) Student package- school guidance, test prep and essay help mix.


Virtual GMAT at top universities: GMAT Zurich is partners with the University of St. Gallen, LMU Munich, and the Frankfurt School of Finance. We just offered a Zoom session to Frankfurt with great results.

Executive assessment (EA). EMBA applicants: the test cannot be taken now. Schools are offering extensions and alternatives.

Coaching sessions: The situation at present has turned life upside down for so many. How can a top school connect you to your dream job? Let me offer some scenarios.

GRE- Now a viable alternative to GMAT. Read our blog on GMAT v GRE

Duolingo: It is not possible to take an English test (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) right now. Duolingo has a solution in place that is faster and cheaper than any other option and is accepted by many of the top programs

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