Quant courses in undergrad
hi all! i started out as a econ major in undergrad but decided to go with a social science major in the end. i took a bunch of quant courses (stat, calc, finance, econ, etc.) but decided to take them during the same semester (after some very poor advice!) I didn't get As in them but there were some Bs and possibly some Cs (haha). my question is:
1. should I take some quant courses before B-school?
2. if so, what courses should I focus on (i.e. general math courses like calc and stat or more finance courses like accounting, etc. or a mixture?)
3. do folks who opt to take quant courses before before take a certain set of classes or is it dependant on the applicant?
by way of background, I graduated from an Ivy League institution with a GPA over 3.3 and my last GMAT was in the mid 600s.
- Shannon Lopez expert Hi @Joseida Rosario. Thanks for your questions. In the admissions process, the committee will be looking to understand any gaps you might have, and how you've addressed them. So my question to you is this... is quant/analytics really a gap for you? Grades aren't the only way to display this kind of capability (and, please know, not everyone who gets their MBA has a quant background!). For instance does your current job role require that you crunch numbers, analyze data, or draw conclusions from information. Understanding if this is truly a gap will be important to establishing if there really is a need to take action before applying to school.
- Eric Allen expert I agree with @Shannon Lopez Also dependes on your breakdown of the GMAT. If your quant score is solid, I probably wouldn't stress about it. If your quant scores are on the weaker side, I might consider taking a course to help mitigate a potential weakness there. If you take courses, I would suggest more finance/accounting/econ/stats (in that order); you may want to take it in the area where you transcript shows weakness. It sounds like you should be fine during the process, but let us know if we can help further.