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By Curt Yeomans

Friday is the deadline to sign up for a four-weekend Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) preparation course offered by the Clayton State University School of Business' Master of Business Administration program.

The School of Business has room for about 35 students, to keep the class easy to manage, according to Michael Tidwell, the assistant dean of Clayton State's School of Business.

"We're still registering people," Tidwell said. "We have 25 people signed up so far, and we have 10 or so spaces left. We prefer enrollment not to exceed 35 people for these classes."

Tidwell said the GMAT is important for potential graduate-level business administration students because "anyone who wants to do an MBA program has to first take the GMAT before they can be accepted."

The registration cost is $50, and class participants will also be required to pay an additional $50 for two textbooks used in the class, Tidwell said. The textbooks are "The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 12th Edition," and "Kaplan GMAT Math Workbook, 6th Edition," according the School of Business' web site.

The university will refund the $50 registration fee for any course participants who go on to enroll in Clayton State's MBA program, Tidwell said.

Clayton State currently offers its MBA degree at its Morrow and Peachtree City campuses. In January, the university will begin offering the MBA program at a third site, the Rockdale Career Academy in Conyers, according to the School of Business' web site.

The four-part GMAT preparation class will begin this Saturday, and continue on Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, from 2 to 6 p.m., each day, according to the School of Business' web site. The first two sessions will focus on quantitative section reviews, the third session will focus on a verbal section review, and the final session will be an overall review of the test, according to the School of Business' web site.

The classes will meet in room B-11 of Clayton State's Lecture Hall, which is on the university's Morrow campus.

Applications for the course can be obtained by logging onto The applications should be sent to Andrea Johnson, MBA Program, School of Business, Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, Ga., 30260. Johnson is an administrative assistant in the School of Business' office.

For more information on the course, call Clayton State's School of Business at (678) 466-4500.