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Hi all, I graduated in Spring 2015 from a relatively unknown university in South East Asia (top of my country though), with a bachelor in Business Economics. My GPA is around 3.5-3.6 on US scale and my GMAT is 740 (50Q 40V), but my curriculum, sadly, didn't have many math courses. I've always wanted to do a PhD in Management in the States (preferably on I/O or Managerial Econ side). Last year I got a full-ride, with stipend to Maastricht University in the Netherlands for a M.Sc. in Managerial Economics (1 year 2016-2017), but I turned that down in the last minute, since I wanted to try out the "real life" first, to be 100% sure I'm set on a career in the academia. Now that I have made up my mind, I've been applying to various programs in the US, and recently received a full-ride to Univ Iowa for their MBA program. However, I begin to doubt my decision. From what I've read on Urch, a master in Economics will be much more beneficial in applying to a PhD program, especially with a not-so-good math background like mine. Do you think I've made the wrong choice? Which is better, accepting the MBA scholarship and try to gain research experience, or apply to other master programs (Economics/Statistics) in Europe (US programs tend to offer no funding, and I can't afford their tuition)?
Hi all, I am new to this forum and need some advice on my application. I have recently decided to pursue a Phd in accounting, but what confused me is the math requirement for an acctg phd. Here is a little bit about my background: B.S in accounting from Penn State with econ minor. (Get all A's in econ courses) MAcc from Ohio State University. Currently working on CPA exams (hope to pass all 4 parts by the time of MAcc graduation) I think I have a competitive background in accounting. But the problem is that I did not take any math courses in my UG. (Took AP and waive calculus in college). Have taken introductory stat course (only 1). I know economy is also important but I don't think a minor in econ will give me any benefit if I target those top 20 programs. My question is: How can I improve my quant background? I don't want to take some courses at community college. Is is possible to get another master in math (or econ, which one do you think is better)? Since I don;t have any math class in UG, is it possible to get in master for math? Or I can apply to PHd now? Thank you very much! Please help.
Hi, I am applying (hopefully to a university in the US or Canada) in 2014. Could you please help me evaluate what kind of programs should I apply for?(T10,T10-20,T20-40?) Do you have any advice for my applying? Thank you very much. Undergraduate: Economics and Maths(Double major) in Tsinghua University, China. GPA: 3.87/4 GRE: V163(90%)+Q170(99%)+AW4.5(73%) TOEFL: 112, Speaking:23 Maths courses: ODE, PDE, numerical analysis, mathematical programming, probability theory(based on measure theory), real analysis, linear algebra, calculus, business stats. Econ courses: intermediate micro/macro, econometrics(graduate student level), behavioral economics and some others. Research experience: currently cooperating with two professors on two programs: one CB program with my professor in Tsinghua, one theoretical modelling program with a professor in WUSTL. Awards: Mathematical Contest for Modeling (MCM), outstanding prize (top 11 among 6000+ participants), presented the paper on SIAM Annual Meeting 13. LoRs: Two from the professors I am working with, one or two from course instructors (from Econ dept.). I think they know me very well, but they are not that well-known. Research interests: I prefer theoretical modeling, but empirical modeling is also acceptable. I think studies related to pricing strategies are interesting, but I haven't decided more detailed research interests yet. Some of my target schools are: Duke, Columbia, Stanford, UCSD, WUSTL, CMU. One of my concern is my research experience in CB may not be helpful for applying quant programs. Another problem is that I didn't get high grades in some of the math courses (One of them is extremely low), and I am also not well-trained in computer programming (although I do some programming using Stata and Matlab). Thank you in advance for your inputs.