Manhattan Review is a boutique test preparation company offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT, and TOEFL preparation courses and private tutoring in many locations in the US and worldwide, both in-person and online. Manhattan Review also offers admissions consulting and application advisory services for top business schools, graduate programs and colleges. Manhattan Review's origin can be traced directly to an Ivy-League MBA classroom in 1999. While lecturing on quantitative subjects to MBAs at Columbia Business School in New York City, Prof 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.