I welcome Dr. Peter Regan of MBA Math as a contributor to Accepted’s Admissions Almanac. The self-assessment that Peter writes about is a critical part of the evaluation required to develop a sound MBA admissions strategy. — Linda Abraham
This post introduces a new weekly feature intended to help MBA applicants to assess their readiness for the quantitative elements in the first-year MBA curriculum.
Thousands of incoming admitted students each year use the self-paced, online MBA Math quantitative skills course to build a solid quant foundation for the MBA core curriculum. Of greater interest to readers of this blog are the many MBA applicants who complete the course and submit their MBA Math transcript as part of their admissions package. Some applicants do so at the recommendation of admissions officers; others complete the course on their own initiative.
As a complement to the GMAT’s aptitude focus, MBA Math’s focus is proficiency with the most MBA-relevant quantitative basics of finance, accounting, economics, statistics, and spreadsheets.
Let me briefly introduce myself. My name is Peter Regan. I created the MBA Math course based on years of teaching multi-day pre-orientation quant skills courses at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and Cornell’s Johnson School. I also teach second-year decision consulting courses at Tuck and Duke’s Fuqua School.
Each Monday, I’ll post a sample exercise and a step-by-step solution with audio commentary. Exercises will cycle through finance, accounting, economics, and statistics, becoming progressively harder with each iteration.