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Courses one could take before B-school?

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I was wondering whether anyone has any suggestions for finance or economic courses one could actually take before going to B-school. Let's say that I'm not ready to go to B-school yet and want to study something for a year. Any suggestions? I know this might be useful to a few people. It might even help people who want to take a break from their current jobs. So are there any courses out there that you guys know of?

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I was wondering whether anyone has any suggestions for finance or economic courses one could actually take before going to B-school. Let's say that I'm not ready to go to B-school yet and want to study something for a year. Any suggestions? I know this might be useful to a few people. It might even help people who want to take a break from their current jobs. So are there any courses out there that you guys know of?


Econ - Micro and/or Macro if you haven't taken them

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Your school will let you know if you need to take any prereq courses.

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I did not mean compulsory courses or courses the school will ask me to take. Rather, some course to add to my profile before applying to B-school. for example CFA..

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I did not mean compulsory courses or courses the school will ask me to take. Rather, some course to add to my profile before applying to B-school. for example CFA..


Depends on your background.

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New post 17 Jan 2010, 11:09
Any of the below would add some value to your app, provided you did them at a graduate level and did well:

Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Statistics or Regressions
Introductory investments

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Unfortunately, I come from an engineering background. Never did any of those courses. I work as a proprietary trader now. I'm looking to pursue an MBA soon but do not want to continue with my present job for now. Hence, I was looking for some courses to take before applying to B-school.

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petesampras,

Depending on where you live, a local university might allow you to take b-school courses a la carta as a non-degree-seeking student. I live in New Orleans (although I'm headed to Wharton this fall!), and I took three courses over three semesters at Tulane's Freeman School of Business: intro to finance, financial accounting, and investments. To enroll all I needed was an undergrad transcript and a resume, no GMAT. The courses weren't cheap ($1250 per credit plus fees) but they were absolutely worth it. Plus, I got access to all other university facilities, like the gym and the library.

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