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New post 29 Mar 2009, 22:00
A few questions..

* First, I am thinking of studying at Fudan University in Shanghai (in the spring economics and business program) for the second semester of my senior year. The courses are transferable and will be included in both my cumulative GPA and major GPA (I am a business major) on my transcript. Will business schools take my GPA as is, or will they cut out the study abroad courses?

* Second, will they cut out the study abroad courses when they recalculate my GPA for my final two years?

* Third, I did poorly in my quantitative courses at my university but will be starting at a top BB as an IBD analyst. Would this be enough to show my quantitative skills or should I stack my senior year with more quantitative courses like economics/statistics/accounting and try harder than my previous 3 years?
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New post 30 Mar 2009, 10:19
As far as I know, they account for the study abroad if it's part of your degree program. In any case, not sure why you're worried about it as the adcom isn't in the business of recalculating and reformulating GPAs - they simply don't have time to do that. They will basically take a glance over your transcript to get a feel for what your coursework was like and whether taking into account your study abroad will make a .01 or .10 difference in your GPA isn't really what it's about. They're not that granular.

As for taking quant courses, if you can take one or two in your senior year and ace them, by all means go for it. You'll have to do well on the GMAT nonetheless, but if you can get some of the quant work done now to balance out any poor grades you had previously in your quant courses, then do it.

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