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Math Background and Competitiveness [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 14:51
Currently, I have taken through Calculus 1. I am considering Calculus 2, but I don't know how important Math is to top MBA programs. I'm more concerned that it could be potentially hurtful to my GPA since Calculus 2 seems to be the hardest in the Calculus sequence. However, if Math can increase how desirable I am to MBA programs, I am willing to take the risk. Does anyone have any insight into the Math background of those at top MBA schools and how favorably they look to people with backgrounds in Math?
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Re: Math Background and Competitiveness [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2011, 02:30
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Taking Calculus 2, will make about 0 difference. It's all the other stuff that counts a whole lot more. So preserve your GPA if you have any doubts. Unless you want to challenge yourself!
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Re: Math Background and Competitiveness [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 09:56
Plus, taking Calculus 2 will hardly be considered "having a background in math." The people who truly have backgrounds in math are those who studied astrophysics or engineering, won national math competitions, taught themselves calculus at the age of 14, etc. (for each of these things, I know someone applying to business school who has accomplished it).

As precision essay said, focus on other aspects of your profile, making sure to demonstrate that your quantitative background is "good enough", i.e. good GMAT quant score, some reasonable quant coursework like stats, etc.

Also, you sound like you're still an undergrad. Why are you thinking about business school now? Have you ever worked in a corporate environment full time?
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Re: Math Background and Competitiveness [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2012, 10:31
I'm still an undergraduate, but I want to apply to the programs at Harvard and Yale, so I'm planning my application.
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Re: Math Background and Competitiveness [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2012, 22:41
Ya calculus 2 is okay, Its good enough in MBA,,
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