Ibn Abbas

12-01-2007, 01:17 AM

Here's my profile:

GRE: 770 Q, 690 V, 5.5 AWA

Undergrad in Bus. Administration with major in Finance in international university.

Did qualifying year at Carleton University and now doing M.A. Here are the relevant grades at Carleton:

Qualifying Year (4th year undergrad courses)

Advanced Micro A+

Advanced Macro A+

Math Econ A+

Stat Econ A-

Econometrics I A

Econometrics II A+

Took the following by my own initiative:

Linear Algebra I A

Calculus II A

M.A. courses currently in progress:

Micro

Macro

Econometrics

Undergrad courses currently in progress:

Calculus and Intro to Analysis (year-long)... effectively Calculus III and IV.

Intro to Probability Theory (at Math & Stat dept.)

From what I have read from Econ dept. web pages, I have the bare minimum math to get in at 30-50 ranked programs. In terms of Econ, I guess I am okay.

Should I apply to 2 or 3 places this year to see what type of response I get?

My initial goal was to apply next year with the following additional courses under my belt:

Winter 2008

Stochastic Processes

Calculus and Intro to Analysis (year-long) ... continued from this semester

M.A. Time Series Analysis

M.A. International trade (my second area of interest after Dev Econ)

Summer 2008

Linear Algebra II

Fall 2008

Theories of Dev Econ

Ph.D Micro or Ph.D Econometrics

Differential Equations

Probability Theory (3rd year undergrad) ... from Math & Stat dept.

Winter 2009 (will be in progress at time of application)

Ph.D Macro

Another Dev Econ course

Real Analysis

Mathematical Statistics

Also, I will have a better idea of my specific research interests by end of next year.

So, what do I do? Should I apply now or wait till next year when my profile gets better (hopefully)? I was looking into the following:

MSU

Colorado Boulder

U Washington Seattle

GRE: 770 Q, 690 V, 5.5 AWA

Undergrad in Bus. Administration with major in Finance in international university.

Did qualifying year at Carleton University and now doing M.A. Here are the relevant grades at Carleton:

Qualifying Year (4th year undergrad courses)

Advanced Micro A+

Advanced Macro A+

Math Econ A+

Stat Econ A-

Econometrics I A

Econometrics II A+

Took the following by my own initiative:

Linear Algebra I A

Calculus II A

M.A. courses currently in progress:

Micro

Macro

Econometrics

Undergrad courses currently in progress:

Calculus and Intro to Analysis (year-long)... effectively Calculus III and IV.

Intro to Probability Theory (at Math & Stat dept.)

From what I have read from Econ dept. web pages, I have the bare minimum math to get in at 30-50 ranked programs. In terms of Econ, I guess I am okay.

Should I apply to 2 or 3 places this year to see what type of response I get?

My initial goal was to apply next year with the following additional courses under my belt:

Winter 2008

Stochastic Processes

Calculus and Intro to Analysis (year-long) ... continued from this semester

M.A. Time Series Analysis

M.A. International trade (my second area of interest after Dev Econ)

Summer 2008

Linear Algebra II

Fall 2008

Theories of Dev Econ

Ph.D Micro or Ph.D Econometrics

Differential Equations

Probability Theory (3rd year undergrad) ... from Math & Stat dept.

Winter 2009 (will be in progress at time of application)

Ph.D Macro

Another Dev Econ course

Real Analysis

Mathematical Statistics

Also, I will have a better idea of my specific research interests by end of next year.

So, what do I do? Should I apply now or wait till next year when my profile gets better (hopefully)? I was looking into the following:

MSU

Colorado Boulder

U Washington Seattle