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Manhattan Review is a company that has been committed to supporting students in Singapore and around the world accomplish their academic goals since we were established in 1999. Our company was founded through innovative methods to preparing prospective students for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Our services have helped countless students in Singapore and throughout Asia do their absolute best on the GMAT in order to live their dreams of attending the world's most selective and prestigious institutions for advanced business training. Many of our Singapore graduates have gone onto venerated universities such as Harvard, Stanford, and MIT, as well as The National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, and The Singapore Management University.
Though we have received much praise over the years, the achievements and successes of our students speak the loudest about the quality of our GMAT prep services. Our past students have become flourishing business professionals at Fortune 500 companies at top local firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and DBS Bank, just to name several.
Manhattan Review's GMAT prep offerings can be taken either in a more traditional classroom format (on-site and online) or as one-on-one private tutoring. All of our GMAT prep services include well-planned student-centered instructional methodologies, implemented by dedicated and experienced GMAT educators who are located in Singapore, Southeast Asia and around the world. Our proven methods of GMAT teaching and learning guarantee that our students absorb the most essential GMAT content, testing skills, and performance-enhancing strategies for their highest possible scores. Our GMAT syllabi, courses, and individual learning plans have been cultivated by an expert team of professors, educational researchers, and business school admissions consultants with a concerted focus on accessibility and broad thinking. We believe this gives our Singapore students a GMAT learning experience that is as engaging as it is effective. At Manhattan Review, we realize how crucial the GMAT is to your future, and we are therefore wholeheartedly devoted to giving you the most carefully constructed and precisely implemented GMAT prep that the industry has to offer.
Highly qualified GMAT teachers are vital to GMAT preparation, a fact that too many test prep companies fail to remember. Other test prep firms will often make hiring decisions based on nothing more than an applicant's own test scores. At Manhattan Review, we consider upper-percentile test scores to be necessary, but that's not all. High-scoring students can frequently make poor educators, and this is simply because test-taking and teaching test prep require a different skill set. For this reason, high test scores are only a bare-minimum prerequisite for Manhattan Review's Singapore GMAT instructor applicants. We also look at academic performance at the undergraduate and graduate levels, diversity of courses taken, business knowledge and experience, teaching history, and perhaps most importantly, a genuine zeal for GMAT instruction that excites and inspires students to achieve their academic and business aspirations. Selected candidates for GMAT tutor positions are thoroughly trained in Manhattan Review's course syllabi and instructional procedures. This hiring and training process gives our students in Singapore and all over Asia the informed, dependable, and dedicated GMAT instruction that their academic and professional goals demand.
The origins of Manhattan Review began in New York City in 1999 by Joern Meissner, who was then a lecturer and doctoral student at Columbia Business School. Professor Meissner's lectures to MBA students at Columbia were defined by a unique ability to simplify and reduce complex concepts to their essence. Several of these students inquired if this method could be harnessed to create better GMAT prep courses than the ineffective and banal content memorization test-taking "tricks" that were the basis of traditional GMAT offerings. Professor Meissner cultivated authentic GMAT lectures that became instantly popular with soon-to-be business students in Singapore and around the world. Thus, an innovative test prep company was born.
Manhattan Review has since become an international educational services firm that provides prep courses and private tutoring for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT, SSAT, ACT, ISEE, TOEFL, and IELTS in Singapore, in addition to other major Asian, European, North American and Australian cities, with other services that include application consulting, admissions consulting, and credible, effective practice tests.
Joern Meissner is an internationally distinguished business school professor with a Diploma in Business Management at the University of Hamburg and a PhD in Management Science at Columbia Business School in New York City, one of the top Ivy League Schools. After finishing his doctoral degree, he chose the career trajectory of an academic and has now more than 25 years of experience as a postsecondary educator. His passion for teaching is evident, and he has taught business courses at the University of Hamburg, Lancaster University Management School, the Leipzig Graduate School of Management, and the University of Mannheim. Meissner's research on supply chain management, dynamic pricing, and revenue management has been published in several well-known and respected academic journals. While Professor Meissner thoroughly enjoys his research, he believes that grasping an idea is only half of the fun; conveying knowledge to others is even more fulfilling. This philosophy was vital to the establishment of Manhattan Review, and continues to remain its most cherished principle today.