It looks like we have another user posting some of their own stories leading up to b-school, so be sure to check it out - user is tOSUbuckeyes.
Upon accepting my offer to attend business school in the Fall, one of the first things I was tasked to complete is a set of pre-work courses around some basic business topics. These include accounting, finance, economics, as well as learning (aka breezing through) basic Excel formula skills assessments.
This post is intended to cover the topics in the online coursework for the benefit of the forums here. While I would assume many here are currently or have already completed similar coursework in undergrad, this will at least give a glimpse into what a “basic foundation” of business looks like when starting a MBA program. As a note, this is run through a website called mbamath.com and is used by a number of universities including Cornell, Tuck, and Georgetown. They mention it can take someone anywhere from 20-50 hours to complete all of the modules.
Here is the outline of the topics covered: