I am applying for PhD in Business (Information Systems) Now almost all Indian bachelors and masters programs have little mathematics courses past the basic courses which is calculus, calculus based probability and statistics and quantitative techniques like game theory, optimization, simulation, linear programming, markov chain processes and decision theory which are basically part of operations research.
So, anyway, I have registered for 32 credits of year long math courses via distance education since opportunities to take such courses are nil outside an Indian curriculum.
My courses range from calculus, multivariate calculus, calc based probability and statistics, real analysis, numerical analysis, differential equations, discrete mathematics and linear algebra. Is this ok or just overkill. I can reduce the number of courses if I want to (saves money !!)
Also, these courses finish in June 2008 and I am applying for Fall 2008 session so results wont be available . It seems that IS programs require quite a bit of math (more than I would have thought necessary !!) Will this count against me ? or will the adcoms recognize this situation?