About Us

Manhattan Review was founded by Dr. Joern Meissner in 1999 and is managed now by a team of graduates from Ivy League business schools' Ph.D. and MBA programs. Unlike most of our competitors, Manhattan Review's GMAT, TOEFL, GRE, LSAT and SAT/ACT prep instructors have an unrivaled track record of academic achievements, MBA teaching experiences and career success after graduating from top-notch business schools.

Manhattan Review’s origin can be traced directly to an Ivy-League MBA classroom in 1999. While lecturing on advanced quantitative subjects to MBAs at Columbia Business School in New York City, Dr. Joern Meissner was asked by his students to assist their friends, who were frustrated with conventional GMAT preparation options. He started to create original lectures that focused on presenting the GMAT content in a coherent and concise manner rather than a download of voluminous basic knowledge interspersed with so-called “tricks”. The new approach immediately proved highly popular with GMAT students, inspiring the birth of Manhattan Review.

Since its founding, Manhattan Review has grown into a multi-national educational services firm, focusing on GMAT, TOEFL, GRE, LSAT and SAT/ACT prep, consulting services for business school admissions, and executive coaching programs for young business professionals. It has a network of highly satisfied customers all over England, continental Europe, the United States, Asia, the Middle East and the rest of the world. The original lectures have been expanded and modified by the Manhattan Review Team, a group of master test-takers and experienced business coaches, to assure that Manhattan Review offers the most time-efficient and cost-effective preparation available for the GMAT. Manhattan Review also provides a variety of Career Training courses and services for MBA Admissions Consulting, Law School Admissions Consulting, Graduate School Admissions Consulting and Undergraduate Admissions Consulting.

What sets Manhattan Review apart is not only its unparalleled high-quality and unique teaching methods, course materials and advisory service, but also the wisdom of years of business school teaching experiences, a true dedication to individual needs and a never-ending pursuit of excellence for its clients.

These founding members have scored in the 99th percentile on various standardized tests by themselves; have worked as associate professors for prestigious universities in the US and England; and have over ten years of collective experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation Advisory, Restructuring and Derivatives Trading for major investment banks in New York.

Current instructors and staff members bring an even broader spectrum of professional achievements in the areas of Consulting, Real estate, Technology, Finance, Marketing, Accounting and Entrepreneurship. Not only did they score in the 99th percentile on the GMAT, TOEFL, GRE, LSAT, or SAT and are graduates from first-tier schools in the US and Europe, but also they are seasoned instructors, experienced admissions consultants, and accomplished professionals.

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