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econ from undergrad [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 11:57
Hi folks,
quick question: I took basic macro/micro econ as a part of my undergrad degree and by not paying attention/caring didn't do too well (B- in one, C+ in other). Is it worth retaking those courses at a Univ of Wisconsin (closest school to me) prior to applying for admissions? Do B-schools care how well you did in those classes? Or will they want me to retake once I join?

I'm planning on applying in the fall for admission in 2009.

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Re: econ from undergrad [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 12:22
I got accepted in Kellogg with a couple crappy grades in classes like that. Had a bad sophomore year but finished strong and did well in other quant based classes later on.
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Re: econ from undergrad [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 13:50
You will almost certainly have to retake them -- everyone does. I don't know of any program (not even the GSB, which arguably has the most flexible one of all) that lets you "skip" Econ - whether or not you get a C+ or an A+ ....

It doesn't sound like your overall GPA is low. In which case, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Re: econ from undergrad [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 15:00
I got into Kellogg with no econ or calculus. I mentioned in my interview that I'm currently taking Calculus to make up for this fact, but while I'm officially registered for a calculus class, I haven't done any of the coursework and we're already halfway through the duration of the class. I may end up dropping the class since I don't see the relevance of calculus and I was accepted unconditionally.

The only quant on my transcript is a B in Statistics. Scored 82% on the GMAT Quant. Maybe that made them feel better?
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Re: econ from undergrad [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2008, 15:24
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You will almost certainly have to retake them -- everyone does. I don't know of any program (not even the GSB, which arguably has the most flexible one of all) that lets you "skip" Econ - whether or not you get a C+ or an A+ ....

It doesn't sound like your overall GPA is low. In which case, I wouldn't worry about it.


I skipped Econ, but then again I have a masters in Econ, rather than a few classes. In your situation it will make little difference and you will need to sit them at school. You can normally only waive out of the main things (fundamentals of accountancy if you have a CPA, for example).

I think the point that I mean to make is that resitting it will not get you out of doing the classes at school. Resitting it may make you appear like yr grades are better. To add something to your application you would be better to supplement with something you haven't done before that is applicable, if take any classes at all.
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Re: econ from undergrad [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2008, 11:30
Thank you all for your quick responses to this. I think looking at my list of schools and identifying which are more quant heavy will help greatly with this. Also am taking GMAT on Friday - hopefully the quant there will be sufficient to indicate that I can do math and handle it!

Thanks again,
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