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Beneficial to take a career/non-quant course?

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Wondering if there is benefit in taking (and obviously quickly mentioning in essay or interviews if applicable) a course that is related to post-MBA career plan?

On the one hand it doesn't have a quant related spin but on the other maybe it shows (at least a small bit) truly are passionate about a career in ____? Curious what the thoughts are, maybe not even like an extension but a coursera style offering.
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Wondering if there is benefit in taking (and obviously quickly mentioning in essay or interviews if applicable) a course that is related to post-MBA career plan?

On the one hand it doesn't have a quant related spin but on the other maybe it shows (at least a small bit) truly are passionate about a career in ____? Curious what the thoughts are, maybe not even like an extension but a coursera style offering.


Great question. Usually quant courses work best so I would focus there!

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If you feel that this course would be helpful in you understanding your narrative your goals your focus then I would recommend that. I do think that for many schools having solid goals and intentions for your MBA, so that you best leverage the experience, is crucial.
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Hi redfield,

If you already have other connects (real-world experience, I mean) that build bridge to your short-term career goal, then the course can be a signal of your interest and seriousness. However, if your past experiences don’t build a strong enough bridge, the course would not matter much. Second, with your score, I don’t think you need a course to give more quant spin.
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Depends - if this is a course on coursera or edX, it can definitely demonstrate interest. I doubt that you can use it to demonstrate passion.

If you've got a lot of other good things in your profile, and your goals story is well thought out, this is just a marginal positive - but yes, a positive.

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Wondering if there is benefit in taking (and obviously quickly mentioning in essay or interviews if applicable) a course that is related to post-MBA career plan?

On the one hand it doesn't have a quant related spin but on the other maybe it shows (at least a small bit) truly are passionate about a career in ____? Curious what the thoughts are, maybe not even like an extension but a coursera style offering.

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