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MBA Math vs Harvard CORe

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New post 28 Mar 2020, 02:32
Hi guys,
I've been admitted to a T20 program in Round 1. And I want to prepare for it by taking one or both of these courses. Also, I have been waitlisted by several schools for Round 2 and would like to get off of it. My standardized test scores aren't very good, and I think it's one of the reasons why I was waitlisted. I saw that there were a lot of overlap courses in both, and was wondering should I do one or both? If so, which do you think is best/better? I will also try to retake the GRE/GMAT in hopes of improving my scores, but I don't think I will get it higher especially given the situation of the virus as most test centers are closed and Round 3 decisions are only weeks away. There isn't much I can do at this point, as work and my extracurriculars have been halted. So this is the one and only area I can truly improve on. Would love to hear your thoughts, especially from those who have taken one/both of these courses. Thank you very much for any help!
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thomkatt wrote:
Hi guys,
I've been admitted to a T20 program in Round 1. And I want to prepare for it by taking one or both of these courses. Also, I have been waitlisted by several schools for Round 2 and would like to get off of it. My standardized test scores aren't very good, and I think it's one of the reasons why I was waitlisted. I saw that there were a lot of overlap courses in both, and was wondering should I do one or both? If so, which do you think is best/better? I will also try to retake the GRE/GMAT in hopes of improving my scores, but I don't think I will get it higher especially given the situation of the virus as most test centers are closed and Round 3 decisions are only weeks away. There isn't much I can do at this point, as work and my extracurriculars have been halted. So this is the one and only area I can truly improve on. Would love to hear your thoughts, especially from those who have taken one/both of these courses. Thank you very much for any help!


Although I don't know the details of your profile, I would recommend taking an online course to help demonstrate to your waitlist schools that you can handle the curriculum. HBX CORe will show more impressively, but it takes ~150 hours to complete and you'll want to have it done prior to R3 decisions are released so it depends if you have time to tackle it. Here is more general feedback about waitlist strategy that may help: https://vantagepointmba.com/2017/02/04/ ... -waitlist/. Good luck!
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New post 30 Mar 2020, 00:28
What Katie said. MBA Math is like a 12 to 20 hour commitment, kind of a no brainer imo. Given the situation, having a test score at all might put you at a slight advantage for Round 3. I am submitting a client to one top program with a relatively high acceptance rate for R3 because we already have 90% of the content. FYI GMAT will offer in-home testing middle of next month.

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Hi guys,
I've been admitted to a T20 program in Round 1. And I want to prepare for it by taking one or both of these courses. Also, I have been waitlisted by several schools for Round 2 and would like to get off of it. My standardized test scores aren't very good, and I think it's one of the reasons why I was waitlisted. I saw that there were a lot of overlap courses in both, and was wondering should I do one or both? If so, which do you think is best/better? I will also try to retake the GRE/GMAT in hopes of improving my scores, but I don't think I will get it higher especially given the situation of the virus as most test centers are closed and Round 3 decisions are only weeks away. There isn't much I can do at this point, as work and my extracurriculars have been halted. So this is the one and only area I can truly improve on. Would love to hear your thoughts, especially from those who have taken one/both of these courses. Thank you very much for any help!

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What Katie said. MBA Math is like a 12 to 20 hour commitment, kind of a no brainer imo. Given the situation, having a test score at all might put you at a slight advantage for Round 3. I am submitting a client to one top program with a relatively high acceptance rate for R3 because we already have 90% of the content. FYI GMAT will offer in-home testing middle of next month.

thomkatt wrote:
Hi guys,
I've been admitted to a T20 program in Round 1. And I want to prepare for it by taking one or both of these courses. Also, I have been waitlisted by several schools for Round 2 and would like to get off of it. My standardized test scores aren't very good, and I think it's one of the reasons why I was waitlisted. I saw that there were a lot of overlap courses in both, and was wondering should I do one or both? If so, which do you think is best/better? I will also try to retake the GRE/GMAT in hopes of improving my scores, but I don't think I will get it higher especially given the situation of the virus as most test centers are closed and Round 3 decisions are only weeks away. There isn't much I can do at this point, as work and my extracurriculars have been halted. So this is the one and only area I can truly improve on. Would love to hear your thoughts, especially from those who have taken one/both of these courses. Thank you very much for any help!


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Are you saying it's a no brainer and I should go with MBA Math and/or it's the easier one? Or are you saying go with what Kate said and go with Harvard CORe? I'm sorry for misunderstanding you
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New post 31 Mar 2020, 03:29
Np! The main takeaway I got from what Katie said is that HBS Core will take a very long time to complete, and for that reason MBA math makes sense.

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New post 31 Mar 2020, 06:37
Yes, that’s exactly what I meant. Sorry if not clear!

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