Hello!

I recently returned from the abyss of GRE study! I’m still not exactly thrilled with my quant score on the GRE. However, after taking it 3 times and getting the exact same score on the quant section with 200+ hours of study, I’m ready to move on to showcasing my quant skills in other areas of the application. Plus, the 96% percentile verbal score helped calm my nerves.

With a Communications degree and only one quant course in college (I took statistics and got a B+), I’ve heard it is best to take 1-2 quantitative courses at a community college to demonstrate your math prowess. However, I’m a bit confused on what courses the ADCOMs would prefer to see.

Hi Howdytex2! Thanks for reaching out-- generally speaking business schools like to see that applicants have had these courses-- statistics (check!), accounting, calculus and microeconoomics. These other 3 courses are available-- I suggest that you take only one at a time if you feel you need time to do well in addition to your work. I would start with Accounting as that will expose you to an important topic for B school. If you can get an A-- which is ideal--

then after that consider microeconomics. If the calculus is something you don't think you'd do well in-- it is not likely that you are planning to be a finance derivatives expert and thus may not be doing the courses that would build upon the calculus background. The other thing I would look into is something called https://www.mbamath.com/ This MBA Math program is a good way to show programs that you have taken steps to shore up any quant weaknesses and that you have been exposed to and mastered the topics that will be considered building blocks as you enter B school. So taking that and showing that your post tests show mastery of these key business subjects is a great thing to do. If your GPA is fine-- I might even just do the MBA Math course rather than the 3 courses as this one online course will really build your quant confidence as you prepare for B school. I also suggest that now is a great time to think about working with a coach to help you build your profile for MBA applications. To reach out for a free consult to find out how we can help-- go to this link: https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/I would most likely be taking them at UCLA Extension as I already have to submit a transcript from there. Here are the courses I’ve identified that might be good options:

1. MGMT X 1A – Principles of Accounting – Part 1

2. ECON XL 1 – Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

3. MGMT X 100 – Business Economics (basically Managerial Economics)

4. MGMT X 110 – Mathematics for Management - Might not get an A

5. MGMT X 410 – Business Applications of Calculus – Note: Terrified of Calculus, having only ever took Pre-Cal in high school.

What courses do you think would be best?

Thanks for the help!

Austin