I am a student at San Diego State University majoring in communication (Social Science) with a minor in business management. I am roughly 3 semesters away from my graduation and I am looking to apply to several MBA programs once I graduate. Unlike many of the people who I have been reading posts from, I do not have any aspirations to attend a top business school, nor is my academic background in any way quantitatively intensive. I have always had an extremely hard time understanding mathematics and mathematical logic.
I am wondering if its possible for a Social Science major to manage a score of 500+ on the GMAT? I have been reading countless posts about engineers, business, and natural science majors scoring in the 500s and 600s. Considering how math intensive some of those majors can be, I begin to worry about my chances.
To be perfectly honest, I am feeling quite disillusioned.
My only experience with math is pre-algebra, Algebra, geometry and elementary
statistics. I really struggled to pass those classes in community college and I have never been in a trigonometry or calculus class in my life. I want to study for the GMAT this summer because it is the only time within the next year that I will likely have 8 weeks of completely stress free, uninterrupted time. My only real responsibility this summer is to work my 10hr/week part time job. Other than that, I have nothing else really going on until the semester begins in mid August.
I purchased the book "GMAT for Dummies" to get me started. It is providing me with a very basic idea of what I can expect from the GMAT in terms of content, question types, and strategies. I am planning to purchase other help books once I am done with this book (About 2 weeks from now).
I am studying about 4 hours a day 5 days a week, I could study more but I don't want to burn myself out. I am also getting math tutoring about 2 hours a week from my friend who is a recent electrical engineering graduate. He is really helping me understand some of the math concepts on the exam.
In general, I really just came here to ask if there is really hope for someone with as little math background as myself of doing well on this exam? I am by no means very smart. I have a high GPA (3.7) in my major, but that is only because I study 40+ hours a week and have the luxury to live at home and work part time. My IQ is somewhere around the 102-104 range. I want to get into the University of Montana's MBA program which requires a 500 GMAT score to get in. Is this a realistic goal for an average person like myself?
Any tips, advice, hints, or comments that you guys can provide would be of great help. If you need more information in order to help me please let me know and I will provide it.