Econtobe

11-28-2007, 11:54 AM

Well, I was advised by the forum to get a masters before applying since I've an engineering+mba background, nothing connected with economics. I've taken macro, micro theory at grad level but at a bschool. Although I might have the required math (see below), I don't seem to have good grades in them. And I wanted to target the top-25 schools.

I'm interested in a math master.. I've listed below the math courses I've taken with grades.

1. Can anyone comment if I'll be accepted to the degree? Generally speaking (without analysing courses), an engineer should have enough math to qualify for a masters in maths, isn't it? I'm also writing to the math depts..

2. I'll be taking general GRE and subject GRE. Assuming very good scores, what kind of schools can I apply to? Will schools ranked around 50 accept me for MA Math?

3. How competitive will the program be? I don't want to end up with a less than 3.7 GPA which will happen if the MA Math program has all Math geniuses who want a ph.d in math.. I'm scared..

--------------- List of math courses taken before--------

Quantitative Methods for business (Grade: B+) Textbook: David R. Anderson , Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams

Operations Research (Grade: B) Textbook: Hamdy A. Taha

Numerical Methods for Engineers (Grade: A+) Contents: Solution of linear and non-linear systems of equations, Curve fitting, Numerical differentiation and integration, Numerical solutions of ODE

Mathematics for Engineers III (Grade: D) Contents: Linear differential equations and applications, Partial differential equations and applications, Vector Calculus, Laplace Theorem, Fourier and Z-transforms, Probability and Statistics

Mathematics for Engineers II (Grade: B) Contents: Fourier Series, Integral calculus, Double and triple integration, Application of multiple integrals, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs), Application of ODEs

Mathematics for Engineers I (Grade B) Contents: Complex numbers with applications, Differential calculus – I Differential calculus – II, Partial differentiation and applications, Matrices – I, Matrices – II

I'm interested in a math master.. I've listed below the math courses I've taken with grades.

1. Can anyone comment if I'll be accepted to the degree? Generally speaking (without analysing courses), an engineer should have enough math to qualify for a masters in maths, isn't it? I'm also writing to the math depts..

2. I'll be taking general GRE and subject GRE. Assuming very good scores, what kind of schools can I apply to? Will schools ranked around 50 accept me for MA Math?

3. How competitive will the program be? I don't want to end up with a less than 3.7 GPA which will happen if the MA Math program has all Math geniuses who want a ph.d in math.. I'm scared..

--------------- List of math courses taken before--------

Quantitative Methods for business (Grade: B+) Textbook: David R. Anderson , Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams

Operations Research (Grade: B) Textbook: Hamdy A. Taha

Numerical Methods for Engineers (Grade: A+) Contents: Solution of linear and non-linear systems of equations, Curve fitting, Numerical differentiation and integration, Numerical solutions of ODE

Mathematics for Engineers III (Grade: D) Contents: Linear differential equations and applications, Partial differential equations and applications, Vector Calculus, Laplace Theorem, Fourier and Z-transforms, Probability and Statistics

Mathematics for Engineers II (Grade: B) Contents: Fourier Series, Integral calculus, Double and triple integration, Application of multiple integrals, Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs), Application of ODEs

Mathematics for Engineers I (Grade B) Contents: Complex numbers with applications, Differential calculus – I Differential calculus – II, Partial differentiation and applications, Matrices – I, Matrices – II