Pre-Business Planning includes workshops and seminars on applying for MBA programs, writing personal statements and selecting the program that's right for you. In addition to seminars and one-on-one advising with the Pre-Business Adviser, students also meet with alumni, alumnae, parents and friends of the Colleges for individual coaching.


The GMAT exam is a standardized assessment, delivered in English that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management.

By taking the GMAT exam, you have a better chance of being targeted by business schools that are a good match for you—and learning more about their programs and admissions processes. You can help them find you by creating an profile and opt in to be contacted by schools.

Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.


The GRE General Test is your gateway to graduate programs and an essential early step along your career path.

Graduate Programs and business schools use GRE scores to evaluate your readiness for graduate-level work. The GRE General test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study.

For more information or to register for the GRE, visit


Admissions offices are looking for engaged and well-rounded students. Consider joining clubs and activities on campus to help fill out your resume. There are several pre-business-related clubs, including the Finance Society, a student-run organization that specializes in the financial and investment banking industries. The Genderomics Club is a group of students who meet regularly to talk about economics. The HWS Investments Club is another option for students interested in business careers. You may also consider running for Treasurer of your Class or of a club that you're interested in. The Budget Allocation Committee, a student-run group that handles HWS Student Life finances, may also be a good opportunity.



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