Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 28 May 2017, 04:59

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Math Courses for Finance Phd

Author Message
Intern
Joined: 14 Oct 2009
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

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

Math Courses for Finance Phd [#permalink]

Show Tags

16 Oct 2009, 21:16
So of all the research into finance phd programs I've done I somehow missed the fact that I would need certain math courses to be accepted such as Calculus I, II and Linear Algebra. I figured I had an undergrad finance degree and MBA so I was good as far as prereq's were concerned. Ugh, I come this far and have done everything to prepare and now realize there's no chance because I'm missing a vital element. Without these courses, do I stand any chance of getting into a finance phd program or am I just screwed?
Intern
Joined: 14 Oct 2009
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

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

Re: Math Courses for Finance Phd [#permalink]

Show Tags

18 Oct 2009, 20:49
I've decided to wait and apply for Fall 2011. What Math courses do I need between now and next fall to apply for Fall 2011? Which courses can I take together in a semester? For example, I know I can't take Calc. I and II together in one semester. Also, I was told by one program that I do not need a formal Linear Algebra course, that I could pick up all I need over a month or so of self study.
Manager
Joined: 25 Apr 2005
Posts: 196
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 2

Re: Math Courses for Finance Phd [#permalink]

Show Tags

22 Oct 2009, 12:27
FinaPhd1981 wrote:
I've decided to wait and apply for Fall 2011. What Math courses do I need between now and next fall to apply for Fall 2011? Which courses can I take together in a semester? For example, I know I can't take Calc. I and II together in one semester. Also, I was told by one program that I do not need a formal Linear Algebra course, that I could pick up all I need over a month or so of self study.

Some people will tell you that you can pick up anything in a month or so of self study -- I think those are blanket generalizations, and that for many people, taking a class from a good professor will beat self-study anytime.

AFAIK, formal requirements vary a lot from one school to the other, but the fact remains that having received an A in a tough math course is the best evidence you can have to show that you have the required skills. In fact, I'd advise you to take whatever courses you can take (not too many so that you can't perform well in every one of them), if only to signal to whoever will be reading your application that you're prepared to tackle this stuff. Believe me, you'll need calculus and linear algebra in a Finance PhD program.
Intern
Joined: 01 Dec 2005
Posts: 41
Followers: 0

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

Re: Math Courses for Finance Phd [#permalink]

Show Tags

22 Oct 2009, 18:54
Realistically you will need Calc1-3 plus linear algebra and a calculus based "stats" course, often called mathematical statistics or something of that nature. Real analysis and would also be quite helpful.
Re: Math Courses for Finance Phd   [#permalink] 22 Oct 2009, 18:54
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Phd in Finance 1 17 Jul 2013, 04:23
1 Phd in Finance 9 09 Jul 2013, 22:20
Math classes for PhD in finance 1 06 Mar 2011, 12:46
PhD in Finance conted..................... 2 30 Jul 2007, 19:39
PHD in Finance 3 16 Jun 2007, 23:29
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Math Courses for Finance Phd

Moderator: carcass

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.