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Hi,

I am a lawyer and do not have any quantitative experience or college coursework to speak of. My GMAT score is 740 (quant 47 and verbal 46). Currently, I am looking to apply to Booth, Wharton and Ross in R2. In this light would any of the following help boost my quant profile:

1) registering for MBA Maths
2) completing non-verified courses on coursera
3) showcasing high marks in maths, accounts and economics in high school board exams

Alternatively, I would be grateful, if anyone can suggest some other way to address this weak spot in my application.

Thanks in advance!
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Rhea05 wrote:
Hi,

I am a lawyer and do not have any quantitative experience or college coursework to speak of. My GMAT score is 740 (quant 47 and verbal 46). Currently, I am looking to apply to Booth, Wharton and Ross in R2. In this light would any of the following help boost my quant profile:

1) registering for MBA Maths
2) completing non-verified courses on coursera
3) showcasing high marks in maths, accounts and economics in high school board exams

Alternatively, I would be grateful, if anyone can suggest some other way to address this weak spot in my application.

Thanks in advance!


Hi Rhea!

With application deadlines a couple weeks away, there isn't much you can really do to sway the decision of an adcom. Your quant score of 47 should be a good indicator to schools that you have quantitative acumen - having a lack of quant experience is not the same as scoring poorly in quant. If you had gotten a 42-44, I would have been more worried.

If you want to register for a course, then I'd recommend taking a finance or accounting course from HBX online. But again, do this for your own personal gain and not to try and sway an adcom. Plenty of candidates apply to business school from non-quant backgrounds, I would focus at this point on your essays and making sure you do a great job of outlining your goals and aspirations! Lawyers bring a certain level of diligence and insight into the classroom, and often times serve on judicial boards of MBA student associations.

On the flip side, it couldn't hurt to showcase high scores in high school, but again, I don't think this is necessary given your strong performance on the GMAT Quant section. Hope this helps and let me know if you are looking for any more guidance on your applications!

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Rhea05 wrote:
Hi,

I am a lawyer and do not have any quantitative experience or college coursework to speak of. My GMAT score is 740 (quant 47 and verbal 46). Currently, I am looking to apply to Booth, Wharton and Ross in R2. In this light would any of the following help boost my quant profile:

1) registering for MBA Maths
2) completing non-verified courses on coursera
3) showcasing high marks in maths, accounts and economics in high school board exams

Alternatively, I would be grateful, if anyone can suggest some other way to address this weak spot in my application.

Thanks in advance!


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