Posts Tagged 'statistics'

GMAC Essential Prep gets you MBA ready

For those of you that are looking to brush up on a few skills prior to starting the MBA program,  GMAC’s Essential Prep Collection may be a good option.  The entire collection comes with tutorials in Accounting, Finance, Quantitative Skills and Statistics and gives you access to online materials for an entire year.  If you don’t need the whole collection, you can just purchase the tutorial that you need most.

Other suggestions for getting MBA-ready?

*Read the Wall Street Journal

*Familiarize yourself with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products

*Read Accounting for Dummies or any other book that will introduce you to business terminology

*Enroll in undergraduate classes such as Statistics 1430 or Accounting 2300 prior to enrolling in MBA level courses.


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

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!