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Manhattan Review is a company that has been dedicated to helping students in Hong Kong and around the world accomplish their academic goals since we were established in 1999. Our company was founded through innovative approaches to preparing prospective students for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and our services have helped thousands of students in Hong Kong and all over Asia do their absolute best on the GMAT and live their dreams of attending the world's most selective institutions for advanced business training. Many of our Hong Kong graduates have gone onto esteemed schools such as The University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School. Others have studied abroad at venerated universities such as Harvard, Stanford and Northwestern.
Our past students have become successful business professionals at Fortune 500 companies at top local firms such as AIA, China Mobile and DFS Group, just to name a few. Though we have received many accolades over the years, the achievements of our students speak the loudest about the quality of our GMAT prep services.
Manhattan Review's GMAT prep offerings can be taken either in classroom format (on-site and online) or as one-on-one private tutoring. All of our GMAT prep services include well-planned course syllabi and student-centered instructional methodologies, implemented by dedicated and experienced GMAT educators, who are located both in Hong Kong and around the world. Our GMAT courses and individual learning plans have been developed by an expert team of professors, educational researchers, and business school admissions consultants. Our proven methods of GMAT teaching and learning ensure that our students absorb the most important GMAT content, testing skills, and performance-enhancing strategies for their highest possible scores. Our focus on accessibility and broad thinking gives our Hong Kong students a GMAT learning experience that is as engaging as it is effective. At Manhattan Review, we realize how essential the GMAT is to your future, and we are therefore singularly devoted to giving you the most carefully constructed and precisely implemented GMAT prep that the industry has to offer.
Highly qualified GMAT teachers are indispensable to GMAT preparation, a fact that too many test prep companies forget. 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 not sufficient. It is both possible and common for high-scoring students to make poor educators, and this is simply because test-taking and teaching test prep are different skills. For this reason, high test scores are only a bare-minimum prerequisite for Manhattan Review's Hong Kong 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, an enthusiasm for GMAT education that motivates and inspires students to achieve their academic and business goals. Selected candidates for GMAT tutor positions are thoroughly trained in Manhattan Review's course syllabi and instructional methodologies. This hiring and training process gives our students in Hong Kong and throughout Asia the knowledgeable, reliable, and committed GMAT instruction that their academic and professional goals demand.
Manhattan Review was founded 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 characterized by an ability to simplify and reduce complex concepts to their essence. Several of these students wondered if this approach could be used to create better GMAT prep courses than the ineffective content memorization and test-taking "tricks" that were the basis of traditional GMAT offerings. Professor Meissner developed original GMAT lectures that became immediately popular with prospective business students in Hong Kong and around the world, and an innovative test prep company was born.
Manhattan Review has become an international educational services firm that provides prep courses and private tutoring for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT, and TOEFL in Hong Kong, in addition to other major Asian, European, North American and Australian cities, with additional services that include admissions consulting, application advising, and practice tests.
Joern Meissner, an internationally renowned business school professor, completed 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 Ivy League Schools. After completing his doctoral degree, he chose the career path of an academic and has now more than 25 years experience as a postsecondary educator. Professor Meissner's passion for teaching is evident and has taught business courses at Lancaster University Management School, the University of Hamburg, the University of Mannheim, and the Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Meissner's research on supply chain management, dynamic pricing, and revenue management has been published in several respected academic journals. Professor Meissner thoroughly enjoys his research, but he believes that grasping an idea is only half of the fun. Conveying knowledge to others is even more fulfilling. This philosophy was crucial to the establishment of Manhattan Review, and remains its most cherished principle.