High school math courses or online financial modeling courses to offset low gpa for MBA

I have an undergrad degree in civil engineering from India with a 2.64/4.00 and a masters degree in construction management from USA with a gpa of 3.57/4.00. I scored 326/340 on my GRE. Should I opt for community college math courses or take online financial modeling courses to offset my low gpa?

I had applied to NYU and Ross for Fall 2021 but got rejected and I would think it was because of my GPA(keeping aside my essays and LOR assuming they were good enough and my 5 years of work experience in construction engineering).

Thoughts? Comments?Cheapshots?

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Comments (4)

Apr 7, 2021 - 5:10pm

I think in a time where a lot of people are unemployed, quite a few may turn to education. Haven't checked the numbers yet, but I would imagine that your profile isn't competitive enough when a lot of people are trying to spruce up their profile for a very difficult employment market.

If you are going for a competitive degree in the US, I can also imagine that even two degrees and  5 years of work experience won't make the cut. You could apply for a less competitive school or try a different school in general.

Not sure community college would help, sorry.

Apr 8, 2021 - 2:59pm

Thanks for the comment. Well, in that case, I have a list of universities that I plan on applying to(see below). Would you be able to tell me where I would stand a chance to get admitted into? In that case, I would have a profile targeting those specific colleges.








Manchester Business School(UK)

City university, London(UK)




Feel free to add any that you can think of. Thanks.

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