Knowing basic algebra and logic is necessary for MBA course work.
Many of your introductory classes like economics, finance, statistics
and marketing, will require these math skills. Please work through the
attached test. The answer key is also included so that you can check
yourself and determine what you know and (perhaps) what you need to
review or study. All of the problems can be solved with high school
level math skills -- but some of you may need to refresh these skills.
Math ability pre-test (MSWord document)
Math ability pre-test answer sheet
At the end of your orientation, you
will take a short algebra exam. This test has been
designed by our faculty to ensure that students have the basic math
skills needed in “quant” classes like Economics (FIN 515), Statistical
Methods (ITM 513) and Operations Management (ITM 514).
By reviewing these basics now, you'll be prepared for this
2nd year MBA students also offer the following
suggestion: a financial calculator will help you in most of your
Need more help? Try reviewing the math portion of the GMAT test in
any GMAT review or prep book. And since this is all high school level
math, you may want to consult a Regents Exam Review book series like
Barrons Review for Math A and Math B Examinations, or SAT prep books.
Congratulations! By completing this set of pre-work modules,
you are now prepared to begin your MBA program. On
behalf of the faculty and administration here in the Business School,
we look forward to meeting you at Orientation and to working with you
over the next two years.