MS Office Skills

Throughout all your classes, you will need top-notch computer skills. The check-lists below are based on the Microsoft Office user certification and contain the basic skills you will need for success in this program. Please review the check-lists and make sure that you can do all the items listed in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

MS Office Check-List — Word
MS Office Check-List — PowerPoint
MS Office Check-List — Excel

Also attached is a PowerPoint presentation that was designed and delivered by a team of students this past year. We recommend that you view this through the PP “slide show” function. Student teams will be expected to be able to develop presentations like this throughout the MBA program.

Sample PowerPoint Student Presentation

Lastly, students will be required to create reports using Word and Excel which contain imbedded charts and graphs, footnotes and citations, sections and headings, use subheadings, etc.

Sample Student Paper #1
Sample Student Paper #2

Need more help? Try some of the “how to” books like “Excel for Dummies” or the tutorials that came with the purchase of the software. Play around with the various “buttons” and pull down menus, and consult the “Help” function in the software program itself.

On the final day of your orientation, you will complete a series of short “tests” on Word, Powerpoint and Excel. These will be open book so feel free to bring reference materials with you. Much more about this will be discussed in e-mails from Dean Krzykowski and at orientation itself but we ask that you ensure your computer skills are up to par by refreshing, re-learning or learning over the summer and not once you are busy with business studies in the MBA program.



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