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Brush up on those quant skills to sell yourself to the Admissions Committee

Posted by Alison M. on Jan 25, 2011 11:58:40 AM

You are interested in applying for the Fisher MBA program, but you are worried. You have matured a lot since college and, looking back, realize that you possibly didn't make the most of your undergraduate experience from an academic standpoint. You know your GPA isn't reflective of your potential. You have been out of school for awhile and are a bit rusty at taking tests, especially standardized ones, so your GMAT performance isn't all that compelling. You have, however, been very successful in your career and believe you have what it takes to be successful in the MBA program.

Does this sound familiar? If so, here is a piece of advice:

If the Admissions Committee reviews your application and is not able to find strong evidence of quantitative and analytical aptitude or raw intellectual horsepower through your transcripts and test scores, we are going to need something else to convince us that you can do the work. Many times we will ask candidates to take undergraduate level courses in Finance, Accounting, or Statistics as a way to better evaluate your ability to succeed academically in the program.

If you are someone that has the profile described above, it might be in your best interest to take the initiative and enroll in a course or two before you apply. The course can be at Ohio State or Columbus State or wherever it is convenient for you. We are happy to provide some suggestions if this is something you want to consider. Feel free to reach out to the Graduate Programs Office and ask to meet with a student ambassador or admissions officer. We are here to help!

Topics: statistics, finance, WPMBA, pre-requisite courses, WPMBA Admissions Process, WPMBA Application Tips, accounting

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