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GMAT Test Centers Reopen & B-School Coronavirus Stories

Read our midweek coronavirus roundup as some GMAT test centers reopen and b-schools share their stories of dealing with COVID-19

By  Business Because

Tue May 26 2020


Midweek Roundup

Latest GMAT testing updates 

As governments continue to enforce lockdowns and social distancing measures to counter the coronavirus pandemic, the epicenter of the crisis has shifted away from Asia, through Europe, and now to South America.

Consequently, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), owner and administrator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), has closed test centers and suspended test taking in locations around the world. 

In much of Latin America, testing is now suspended through June. In Europe however, testing has resumed with test centers reopening in much of France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain. In the US, testing is suspended in most test centers. 

Check GMAC's US Testing Center updates page for up-to-date information.

See the latest worldwide GMAT testing updates

GMAC has also launched the GMAT Online Exam as a temporary at-home testing solution.

Detailed Updates: GMAT test centers reopen in India

Bangalore – Testing resumed

Bahopal – Testing resumed

Bhubaneswar– Testing suspended through June 17

Chennai - Testing suspended through June 1

Cochin -Testing suspended through June 1

Dehradun - Testing suspended through June 1

Gujarat -Testing resumed

Gurugram - Testing suspended through June 1

Guwahati - Testing suspended through May 21

Indore - Testing suspended through June 16

Jaipur - Testing resumed

Kolkata -Alile Technologies & Solutions - Testing resumed

Kolkata - Brainware University - Testing suspended through May 31

Lalitpur - Testing suspended through June 3

Lucknow - Testing suspended through June 6

Manipal - Testing resumed

Mumbai - Testing resumed

Mysore - Testing suspended through July 31

Nagpur - Testing resumed

Patiala - Testing suspended through July 1

Pilani - Testing suspended through May 24

Pune - Testing suspended through June 1

Raipur - Testing suspended through May 31

Ranchi - Testing suspended through June 1

Sura - Testing suspended through May 23

Tiruchirappalli - Testing suspended through June 1

Vellore - Testing suspended through June 1

Vijaywada - Testing suspended through May 25

Visakhapatnam - Testing suspended through May 20

Check out the latest GMAT testing updates

Value of an MBA in 2020

Financial insecurity and job uncertainty lies ahead, even after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed its peak and lockdown has been lifted. Many will question the considerable investment of an MBA or Master's degree, but could now actually be a good time to apply for business school?

We interviewed several graduates from around the time of the last financial crisis in 2008 and 2009 and asked: What is the value of an MBA in a crisis?

REPEAT: The Cambridge MBA is NOT going fully-online

Read: Why Online Learning is good news for MiM students


Georgia State Introduces South’s ‘Most Advanced’ Education Platform

Students in select programs at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business will be able to complete their courses through Robinson Anywhere, a digital teaching facility that provides high-quality remote access to Robinson’s graduate programs, beginning in the fall.

The centerpiece of the college’s new virtual capability is its Digital Board Room powered by mashme.io technology, a learning platform comprising 27 high-definition (HD) video screens, HD robotic cameras that follow instructors around the room and technology that generates augmented reality and virtual reality experiences, student polling, virtual breakout rooms and digital whiteboards. 

Robinson is the first school in the South and the third in the US with a classroom incorporating mashme.io technology, which the school says is the most advanced platform out there, following Colorado State University’s College of Business and New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Read: MBA life under lockdown