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» Pre-MBA Coursework

MBA Orientation and the start of your first semester are just a short time away. What are you doing to prepare yourself to hit the ground running and to position yourself for success both in the classroom and in your career development planning? We thought you might be interested in an article about the importance of pre-matriculation MBA prep work: 

What kind of prep work should I be doing?

Now that you have registered for the coming semester and have your official Chapman student email account, you can use that account to unlock prep courses on Udemy and LinkedIn Learning to complete various prep modules.

We also recommend the online modules offered by Wall Street Prep:

  • Excel Crash Course
  • Accounting Crash Course
  • Analyzing Financial Reports Course

Please use this link to register for the courses using the special Chapman discount. Total cost for the three courses is $117. The courses may be taken at your own pace any time before the start of the semester.

Who should take these pre-MBA courses?

We strongly recommend these courses for incoming MBA students, especially those students who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Have not taken finance and/or accounting classes during their undergraduate program
  • Have not taken finance and/or accounting classes within 5 years
  • Have not used finance and/or accounting skills in a professional setting
  • Are not comfortable using Microsoft Excel to create formulas, build models, and manipulate data

If you have any questions about this coursework please contact your program advisor.