In response to COVID-19, this Executive Education course has been developed according to our emergency teaching protocol framework which includes a blend of synchronous (online face to face) and asynchronous (in your own time) teaching methods.

Ace the gmat online

Learn everything you need to know to write the GMAT entrance exam

Prepare to write the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with confidence. This short course, facilitated online powered by Zoom, will give you the knowledge and skill you need to get the best score you can in this important exam. The GMAT is an MBA entrance requirement for the world’s top business schools, including the UCT GSB MBA programme.


Intake 1: 17 - 21 July 2021
Intake 2: 28 Aug - 1 Sept 2021


Intake 1: 17 June 2021
Intake 2: 28 July 2021




If you are looking to apply for an MBA at one of the world’s top business schools, then you will need a competitive score on your GMAT. This course can help you to achieve that.

200 000 people take the GMAT test every year. 7 000 business schools require it. Many test takers fail to make the grade when taking the GMAT for the first time. The test can be re-written to improve your score, but it can only be taken once in 31 days, and only five times a year.

There are textbooks available to prepare for the test on your own, but many prospective students find this a daunting task. The UCT GSB’s intensive GMAT Prep Course will guide you through what you need to know, in a supportive and collegial environment, so that you can ace the GMAT.


If you have made your decision and you are ready to apply for this course, please click here.

If you’d like more information or if you have any further questions, please click here. You will receive an email with our course brochure along with a link to apply to this course.

If you are considering an MBA at one of the world's top business schools and you want to maximise your chances of getting a competitive GMAT score, then this course is for you.

The UCT GSB GMAT Prep Course will give you:

  • A grasp on the structure and content of the GMAT
  • Practice of the computerised format of the GMAT
  • Techniques for answering GMAT questions
  • Confidence and time management skills for the test
  • Supportive interaction with other delegates
  • A head-start on knowledge needed for your MBA

The GMAT tests your:

  • Analytical writing (analysis of an argument)
  • Integrated reasoning (multi-source reasoning and interpretation)
  • Quantitative skills (data sufficiency and problem solving)
  • Verbal skills (critical reasoning, reading comprehension and sentence correction) 

The test is answered online so computer literacy is an advantage. More importantly, the questions you are given become progressively more difficult depending on whether you answer correctly, and the more difficult the questions you answer correctly, the higher your score. So problem-solving skills are an absolute must.

Click here for more information on the test.

Course Convenor

Trevor Wegner has qualifications from the University of Cape Town (B.Bus.Sc, M.Bus.Sc, and PhD) and Sussex University, UK (M.Sc (OR)). He has promoted the Quantitative Management discipline amongst students of Business and practicing managers for over four decades. He is a former Associate Professor in Statistical Sciences and has lectured to students in management on MBA and Executive MBA programmes at UCT, Stellenbosch, Rotterdam Management School (Netherlands) and Warwick Business School (UK). 

He presently works as an independent statistical consultant to companies both locally and internationally (especially in the Middle East (UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi), Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait and Malaysia)). He also co-convenes and presents the highly successful GMAT Prep course (Quants section) that is run annually by UCT’s GSB to assist potential MBA students to “Crack the GMAT”.