Dear 100 Hour Board,
I'm applying to the accounting program in the spring, and I was looking at different requirements and saw that Math 116/118 are required (for the business school in general, I believe). I checked online to see if my AP Calc AB score would let me pass out of 116/118, and the source I saw said it wouldn't. But, I heard rumors so I asked the pre-management people anyways, who just went in and passed me out of those classes! Wohoo! So now I have two questions regarding that. One, how was that even possible? And two, am I going to be at a disadvantage by not taking those classes? I don't remember much calculus at all from high school.
-4 credits freer :)
Their website says that 118 is not even required (only strongly recommended), so it looks like they wouldn't even need to do anything.
I think the business school wants its students to be able to think quantitatively and logically, and requiring a math class helps students develop those skills. At the same time, my understanding is that undergraduate accountants don't actually use calculus; the math is mostly about adding columns of numbers and solving simple equations. If the advisement center told you it isn't necessary, you can probably safely skip it.
Of course, if you wanted to be cool you would take more math just for fun, but for some reason not everyone wants to be cool. People are mysterious to me.