Is calculus necessary for a MBA program?

<p>Do you need to take calculus courses for MBA programs?</p>


<p>Yes: Finance, statistics, operations, etc.</p>

<p>You may have to use some calc in certain classes, but it depends on your concentration.</p>

<p>Most MBA programs require you to take a basic stats and financial accounting class, those really arent calc intensive. If you choose a marketing or general concentration that will be the extent of your math intensive classes.</p>

<p>Naturally if you focus on Fianance in the MBA tract more high level math would be needed.</p>

<p>Some courses require a college level calculus course. We have used basic calculus principals like derivatives and integrals of basic functions so far in my courses. I have had to teach classmates how to do this, it's not tough.</p>

<p>IMO, anyone who will use data to make business decisions (which you will if you get an MBA) should understand calculus if you want to make the right decisions. One thing Calc does is it teaches you how to interpret and understand graphs, a concept I see some classmate struggle with.</p>

<p>do you know financial projection? it is part of MBA. no undertsand calculus, so you cannot estimate your business profit or loss. calculus very important for your future.</p>

<p>That is of course correct. However, many MBA programs require only a basic Financial Accounting class, and they do not necessarily go into modeling and projections.</p>

<p>I agree 100% that is a key business skill, but many MBA programs dont cover that extensively as part of their core I suspect. That probably differs at top schools.</p>

<p>no it's not necessary. if it was, then it would be widely known that calc is a prereq when applying for an MBA. don't let anyone scare you. if you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide - you should be fine.</p>

<p>I do not think that an MBA program would require it, but I'm sure that it would certainly involve statistics. I suppose that calculus could certainly be applicable.</p>