If I am not good in maths, can I still pursue MBA?

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    Vidura Arya Always a helper, keen on providing value. | Guide-Level 11

    3 years ago
    Hello, Let me not misguide you like everyone is doing. I will show you a clearer picture. *Firstly, Maths is not required for you to 'apply' for CAT/MBA. Anyone from any stream or field can apply for MBA. *Secondly, Every exam of MBA has a section dedicated to 'Quantitative Ability' or Maths. Maths studied upto 10th standard comes in all the exams (basic level). Since CAT is the top most exam in the country, higher maths is included too. So you need to clear the basics then move a level higher. *Thirdly, HOW POOR ARE YOU IN MATHS? If you are very poor and barely pass, don't give CAT. Give some easier exam instead. If you are average or above ... view more
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    Manish Gadekar MBA , Department of Management Sciences PUMBA | Guide-Level 12

    4 years ago
    see what happens is when you go for general MBA it's more like a open door for all specializations. you can learn basic knowledge from everything. you can either learn HR , Marketing or Finance. Instead of just taking up a certain stream right from the first semester itself. and basically job opportunity are equivalent to everyone. be it general MBA or a normal MBA with stream. there are many Colleges to complete MBA. like we have Pumba in Pune. it's cuttoff is 98+ percentile and is generally consider to be the most sought after institute after JB simsree Mumbai and Symbiosis. it has best Placement in terms of marketing and finance. for HR s... view more
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    OMKAR PHALE An Undergraduate student who loves to travel. | Guide-Level 13

    4 years ago
    Hello,
    All MBA programs require some maths, particularly on quantitative subjects such as Accounting, Economics and Finance. In this mathematics course, you will learn the fundamental business math skills needed to succeed in your MBA study.
    Good luck.
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    Malti Gupta

    4 years ago
    You do require knowledge of basic mathematics to get into MBA as it is a part of entrance exam for a lot of colleges. The course of MBA has some subjects which require quantitative skills like Finance, Economics, Operations, Decision sciences. However, there are tools in excel which can be used for the quantitative part if you understand the concepts well. There are people from arts background who pursue MBA and are not that good at maths but do well. MBA also offers an environment of learning from your peers new skills that you may be weak at. If your interest lies in marketing and strategy, you need less of mathematics but data analysis ski... view more
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    Ankur Kumar It good to commit mistakes but only if you learn. | Guide-Level 13

    4 years ago
    Hi,
    Elementary maths is required for scoring good marks in MBA entrance exam. Apart from that there is hardly any use of maths in entire MBA. So it's not really required to be good at maths to pursue MBA.
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    shubham chaudhari Mgmt committe member at Welingkar College ,Mumbai. | Contributor-Level 10

    3 years ago
    I think, Maths is not going to leave us till the end of our life, so try to be comfortable with Maths and get the most out of it.
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    Harsh Ranjan College Selection Expert | Scholar-Level 17

    4 years ago
    First of all, know that you are not the only person worried about this. Many people struggle with maths and are uncomfortable with it. This is true in the business world and is largely true in MBA programs as well.The maths needed for most MBA programs does not go beyond Calculus. It's not a terribly complex mathematical adventure. However, depending on the program, it can be highly quantitative, which means that there is maths woven into almost any class, and it is leveraged in many ways and new ways. So, you need to be comfortable with maths and numbers in order to do well. There are certain concepts that are not exceptionally difficult but... view more
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    Kamal Krishna

    4 years ago
    This depends on the curriculum you will have as part of MBA and the Maths topics that you need to study. Finance and to some extent marketing would necessitate you to be good in numbers. More than calculations or number crunching, what would be needed is the ability to quickly arrive at a decision / conclusion looking at the numbers, graphs, pie charts etc. Other specializations like advertising, HR won’t need you to be very good in Maths.However, MBA is all about business and the student who want to excel in business must have clear understanding of Maths to make your career scalable as compared to others. In present scenario we can see th... view more
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    Siddharth Bhardwaj Quantitative Analyst (Credit Risk) | Guide-Level 14

    4 years ago
    You don't need to be good in maths but you must to be excelling in analytics. During the course of MBA it is required you to take decisions based on some statistical data for micro and macro sectors. Although there are some branches in MBA which requires you mathematical knowledge like Finance (calculation of depreciation or policy formulation), IT (IT facilities allocation to other countries), Aerospace & Aviation management (needless to say the mathematical reasoning is highly mandatory). But surely you dont have to dig deep in core mathematics. Its all because MBA requires making you a quick responsive when it comes to give your decision i... view more
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    Prerit Kohli I'm creative, passionate and hard working | Contributor-Level 10

    4 years ago
    Hello,By the way of introduction, I am an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Indore. And by far my observation is concern knowledge of mathematics is not important for the course but yes definitely an analytical mind set is must to study courses like economics. If you wish to study core finance or operations you might face some issues but that can be worked out with hard work, and discipline.For other streams like marketing, Human Resources etc it would be easier for you than Ops and Finance.You definitely don't need to know core mathematics, basic number maths will suffice. Just improve on your numbers, analytics and logical part, re... view more

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