wanderingMind

08-04-2007, 06:26 PM

hello,

I come from an accounting background. I have an equivalent of a Master degree in Accounting from my country. I spent 2 years doing what we call ( for those familiar with the french system) "prepa" where we studied matheamtics and other subjects needed for a degree in business. after looking at the syllabus here in the US i can say that I did calc I,II and III, also differential equation, linear algebra and an intro to analysis.

one important point I think is that I am 28. I have worked a couple of time in auditing and consulting. but I have always enjoyed economics. Now I am in the US, I planned on doing a phd in econ ( especially fin econ, and intrn econ)

I would like you to what is the best way for me to get in the best school i can. I was thinking doing a master in econ first, taking the same classes in maths (to help me refresh and also show the adcom my abilities in math).

Or apply directly for the phd program, knowing that i come from an accounting background, I am not young anymore and my grades in maths translated in the gpa system here would seem bads ( the grading system was differeent 15 out of 20 was an excellent grade other there.)

thank you and sorry for the lenght of my post.:blush:

I come from an accounting background. I have an equivalent of a Master degree in Accounting from my country. I spent 2 years doing what we call ( for those familiar with the french system) "prepa" where we studied matheamtics and other subjects needed for a degree in business. after looking at the syllabus here in the US i can say that I did calc I,II and III, also differential equation, linear algebra and an intro to analysis.

one important point I think is that I am 28. I have worked a couple of time in auditing and consulting. but I have always enjoyed economics. Now I am in the US, I planned on doing a phd in econ ( especially fin econ, and intrn econ)

I would like you to what is the best way for me to get in the best school i can. I was thinking doing a master in econ first, taking the same classes in maths (to help me refresh and also show the adcom my abilities in math).

Or apply directly for the phd program, knowing that i come from an accounting background, I am not young anymore and my grades in maths translated in the gpa system here would seem bads ( the grading system was differeent 15 out of 20 was an excellent grade other there.)

thank you and sorry for the lenght of my post.:blush: