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Is there any other test out there that is solely quant-based and appropriate to take in order for me to prove to the Adcoms that my quant ability is within the 80% range?

I've been doing quite well on the quant sections of basically all of my mock exams, but when it comes to the official GMAT exam, for some reason I can't seem to do as well. I've heard that Adcoms are particularly interested in high quant scores to predict whether an applicant can handle the quant-heavy coursework during b-school. I don't have enough time to retake the GMAT (nor enroll in any kind of math course at a local college) before R2 deadlines, so I'm trying to see if there is an alternative test (preferably math only..) I could take to prove to the Adcoms that I am up to level in my math level in order to do well in b-school.

Any advice would be much appreciated!
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MBAMATH.COM

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Thanks for the link MBAPrepCoach!

From what I can find on the site, it looks like mbamath.com is basically a course for people to build their skills in finance, statistics, accounting, etc. It's also nice to see that a bunch of schools trust the company's work and will accept transcripts from the program. However, (selfishly) I'm looking for more of an "immediate" result (test) to show that my quant skills are good. I would have definitely considered mbamath.com if I had known about it months ago. Would starting the mbamath.com program now persuade the Adcoms that I can handle the MBA level coursework, despite not having completed the program at the time I submit application? I would assume the Adcoms would want to see actual good results (class/quiz score), although I guess doing the program would still be a plus factor for the MBA application...
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What's your Quant score right now? The 80% benchmark is a bit of a relic now that scores have steadily increased on average.

Alternatively, you can rely on quant grades from your undergrad transcript
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What's your Quant score right now? The 80% benchmark is a bit of a relic now that scores have steadily increased on average.

Alternatively, you can rely on quant grades from your undergrad transcript


Hi airo thanks for your interest in helping me.

My quant score was 45 for both of my tests, which according to my latest unofficial score report is in the 57%... My quant grade is ok/almost non-existent from my undergrad transcript because I only took statistics as a core curriculum requirement (I went to a liberal arts school and double majored in the humanities).. I wish I could submit my SAT II Math II score for the MBA Application :lol:

Btw what would be considered an "acceptable" letter grade for undergrad quant classes?
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Thanks for the link MBAPrepCoach!

From what I can find on the site, it looks like mbamath.com is basically a course for people to build their skills in finance, statistics, accounting, etc. It's also nice to see that a bunch of schools trust the company's work and will accept transcripts from the program. However, (selfishly) I'm looking for more of an "immediate" result (test) to show that my quant skills are good. I would have definitely considered mbamath.com if I had known about it months ago. Would starting the mbamath.com program now persuade the Adcoms that I can handle the MBA level coursework, despite not having completed the program at the time I submit application? I would assume the Adcoms would want to see actual good results (class/quiz score), although I guess doing the program would still be a plus factor for the MBA application...
This is the quickest way to prove your quantitative aptitude to the adcoms. They take it very seriously and it only takes from like 12 to 20 hours to complete and it's a self-paced online program. And you can forward the transcripts directly to the schools as well. Completing this program will assure them that you can handle the rigor of MBA math base courses. The website looks cheesy but I can assure you that this has a lot of weight with adcom.

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Thanks for the link MBAPrepCoach!

From what I can find on the site, it looks like mbamath.com is basically a course for people to build their skills in finance, statistics, accounting, etc. It's also nice to see that a bunch of schools trust the company's work and will accept transcripts from the program. However, (selfishly) I'm looking for more of an "immediate" result (test) to show that my quant skills are good. I would have definitely considered mbamath.com if I had known about it months ago. Would starting the mbamath.com program now persuade the Adcoms that I can handle the MBA level coursework, despite not having completed the program at the time I submit application? I would assume the Adcoms would want to see actual good results (class/quiz score), although I guess doing the program would still be a plus factor for the MBA application...
This is the quickest way to prove your quantitative aptitude to the adcoms. They take it very seriously and it only takes from like 12 to 20 hours to complete and it's a self-paced online program. And you can forward the transcripts directly to the schools as well. Completing this program will assure them that you can handle the rigor of MBA math base courses. The website looks cheesy but I can assure you that this has a lot of weight with adcom.

http://MBAPrepCoach.com


Would this also help with low grades in undergraduate quant courses? I had bunch of math/finance classes but got B for most of them.
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yukidaruma wrote:
[quote="MBAPrepCoach"]MBAMATH.COM

http://MBAPrepCoach.com


Thanks for the link MBAPrepCoach!

From what I can find on the site, it looks like mbamath.com is basically a course for people to build their skills in finance, statistics, accounting, etc. It's also nice to see that a bunch of schools trust the company's work and will accept transcripts from the program. However, (selfishly) I'm looking for more of an "immediate" result (test) to show that my quant skills are good. I would have definitely considered mbamath.com if I had known about it months ago. Would starting the mbamath.com program now persuade the Adcoms that I can handle the MBA level coursework, despite not having completed the program at the time I submit application? I would assume the Adcoms would want to see actual good results (class/quiz score), although I guess doing the program would still be a plus factor for the MBA application...
This is the quickest way to prove your quantitative aptitude to the adcoms. They take it very seriously and it only takes from like 12 to 20 hours to complete and it's a self-paced online program. And you can forward the transcripts directly to the schools as well. Completing this program will assure them that you can handle the rigor of MBA math base courses. The website looks cheesy but I can assure you that this has a lot of weight with adcom.

http://MBAPrepCoach.com


Would this also help with low grades in undergraduate quant courses? I had bunch of math/finance classes but got B for most of them.[/quote]Well it's not like they're going to tear those grades off your transcript and stick it MBA math.

They're trying to ascertain if you are good at math. you need indicators to show that you can keep up with the coursework.

This can be accomplished a number of ways and the more the better. Ideally your test score would reflect this but if not maybe a CFA, or maybe strong undergraduate grades, or maybe a super quantitative job, or maybe you took a bunch of University classes in statistics,. If you don't have any of those things you need to furnish this somehow and that's what MBA math does..

Right now I have a client who is a CFA but his test score is low and his grades are too. He does have some good grades and some math classes in undergrad but he's still doing MBA math to solidify that he is legit. I have another client with a 640 GMAT who does not have a CFA comes from an international relations background, and he only has a few statistics classes from a master's degree. He's doing MBA math. You trying to build a case that you can keep up with the class. And this is one brick in that case and a very good one and it has a lot of weight. I hope this is all very clear now. Good luck.

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