I am looking into top business schools for the 2014-2015 school year. I am a bit concerned that I don't have the formal math background for top-tier programs, however. I majored in English and French but took macroeconomics and calculus in college and did fine in both. My GRE (which I took instead of the GMAT because I wasn’t sure whether I wanted a Ph.D. or an MBA) quant score was 161, which seems to be right in the range of top MBA programs. Further, I am pretty well-read in economics and statistics and feel relatively comfortable with both; I can have nuanced conversations with friends who work in those areas without feeling too far behind.
Since college I have worked in a variety of education-related jobs and have obtained a Master’s of Science in Teaching, which included some, but not much, quantitative work.
My question is this: should I be concerned about this lack of formal credentials in quantitative subjects for admission to a top MBA program? I’m open to taking a community college course or credentialed MOOC in prob/stat or some other foundational area to prove to MBA programs that I can handle the work. Am I overthinking this? Will I have a chance to prove my math skills after admission, or will my lack of a quant background be a hindrance to my getting admitted at all?
Thanks for your help.