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Humanities Major with Some Business Courses...Need More?

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Joined: 03 Aug 2011
Posts: 44

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Location: United States (GA)
Schools: Dartmouth (Tuck) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 730 Q44 V47
GPA: 3.56
WE: Performing Arts (Entertainment and Sports)

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04 Aug 2011, 14:00
I was an English & Philosophy double major at my undergrad school so I've been thinking about taking some quant-based online courses (maybe a finance course and an accounting course) to bolster my resume a bit. I did take a few business courses at undergrad though so not sure if I really need to add more. Courses I took:

Principles of Microeconomics (A-)
Principles of Macroeconomics (A)
Financial Accounting (B)
Culture of Business in France (A-)

Any suggestions?

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04 Aug 2011, 20:09
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You may want to look at calculus again, not for business, but just general freshman calculus. Otherwise, your quant courses should be well-covered. Your quant score in GMAT may be a bit problematic, but I think it can be overlooked given some other positive parts of the application.
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Intern
Joined: 03 Aug 2011
Posts: 44

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 5

Location: United States (GA)
Schools: Dartmouth (Tuck) - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 730 Q44 V47
GPA: 3.56
WE: Performing Arts (Entertainment and Sports)

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04 Aug 2011, 23:31

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05 Aug 2011, 04:59
You're very welcome. The key takeaway is this: there are so many factors that will play either a major or a minor role on your application. I dare to say that essays, grades, work experience and GMAT make up a big chunk of the major role. But there are also other key factors on the application that can help push an applicant over to the acceptance pile: letters of recommendation, family name, extracurricular activities, honors, awards, etc. It's really hard to gauge at a specific one and say if it needs improvement, because the other factors may just as well compensate for a lacking in another place.

Good luck!!
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