With the start of the new academic year less than a month away, I thought this blog post from mba.com was very timely. Incoming MBA students often ask our admissions and student life team about how they can prepare for the MBA classroom experience.
There's no one "right way" to prepare for MBA classes, but becoming familiar with quantitative business concepts is very important. Many of our incoming MBA students complete an online course called MBA Math, which provides students with a thorough introduction to key areas in statistics, finance, accounting, economics, and Excel. As noted in the blog post referenced above, there are many other useful online tools and study guides that can help you prepare for the rigors of the MBA core curriculum.
The bottom line--the more preparation you do before setting foot in the classroom, the smoother your transition back into academic life will be. You'll be much more comfortable and confident in your classes if you spend some time preparing academically over the summer.