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Supplemental Course? Which One? [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 06:33
I'm considering taking a supplemental course to strengthen my profile but would like to hear your view.

My background is 5 years in architecture, 640 GMAT first attempt (will take again), 3.54 GPA from accredited state school. I'm very comfortable with numbers and took AP Statistics in high school ten years ago (should I mention this on app?).

Someone from UC Berkeley admissions said she'd be worried someone from architecture wouldn't know the business vocabulary and suggested taking a course. I'm also looking at Kellogg's MMM program which moves quickly through finance and suggests taking Statistics before the start of classes.

I'm wondering if I took a Statistics class, would that strengthen my profile for both applications. Or would an economics course carry more weight?

What are the best options out there? Community College?, Online?
I've seen terrible reviews for UC Berkeley Online Extension courses, not so much on the content but on the administration end, slow in issuing grades, poor communication, etc.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: Supplemental Course? Which One? [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 11:09
I think you should focus on GMAT and crack it. 640 is very low. If you can get a better score, that will help your case much more than the supplemental course.

Don't take any supplemental course if it is not from a top school. Nowadays, there are millions of sites offering such courses. I think they dont help you much. You are going to a business school to learn those skills. If you applying for fall 2013, I suggest you focus on your essays. They matter a lot. Good luck!

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