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# Finance Course

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Joined: 01 Mar 2010
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Location: United States (FL)
Concentration: Finance, Nonprofit
GMAT 1: 640 Q36 V41
GMAT 2: 630 Q42 V34
GMAT 3: 640 Q42 V35
GMAT 4: 620 Q42 V34
GMAT 5: 700 Q45 V40
GPA: 2.71
WE: Underwriter (Other)

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12 Mar 2012, 19:34
Hello,

I will be applying this fall for 2013 matriculation. I had a 2.7 GPA as an undergraduate back in 2004. I was also an English major and didn't take any quantitative courses. Naturally, there will be some questions about my ability to handle the rigors of an MBA program. In the past 2.5 years I have taken supplemental courses (through UCLA Extension) in economics, accounting, statistics, and a business math course that touched on a little bit of calculus. (The business math course was far too easy and caused me to start thinking about taking a full blown calculus course.) I received A's in all of them and with my 700 (89% Verbal, 72% Quant) GMAT score, I thought I had fully addressed the low GPA.

However, during a recent chat with an admissions consultant, it was suggested that I take another course, this time in finance. I was hoping to get some opinions on whether taking a finance course would prove helpful to my admissions chances. Or would I be better off focusing on other parts of my application?

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17 Mar 2012, 01:44
Hmmmm, I don't think that individual courses has ever broken or made an application, but other things like your GMAT, volunteer experience, leadership, essay CAN. If you have the time and interest, why not? If it's a pain or you have better things to do, it's not likely that which will get you accepted (unless you are planning on moving to finance, in which case it might look good)
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Re: Finance Course   [#permalink] 17 Mar 2012, 01:44
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