When you arrive at UCLA Anderson this fall you will begin your studies with our rigorous core courses, which will quickly provide you with the fundamental business skills necessary to succeed in a competitive marketplace. Our world-renowned faculty and diverse learning environment will help you master the knowledge that will serve your career for a lifetime.
We want to make sure you are ready for the academic challenge. We ask that you follow the steps below to make sure that you are prepared to succeed in your MBA courses.
Step One: Understand the Curriculum
Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the structure of the academic program by visiting our Curriculum page, which explains everything that is in store for you academically at UCLA Anderson.
Step Two: Take the Math and Excel Assessments
We require all incoming students to take our Math and Excel assessments, which have been developed in cooperation with UCLA Anderson faculty and staff. These assessments will test your familiarity with the basic underlying math concepts and Excel skills that you will then use in your MBA courses and beyond. They are purely for your own use as a way to gauge your preparedness and are not used for any type of course placement. Please visit the Assessments page for more details.
Step Three: Consider Taking Our Online Math and Excel Courses
We are happy to offer you two online courses to enhance your skills in math and Excel over the summer. These courses have been developed by UCLA Anderson instructor David Ravetch. They last for 10 weeks and give you ample time to absorb concepts and practice your skills while also providing access to the instructor for questions. We highly encourage you to consider taking both of these courses. For further details and to register, visit the Online Courses page.
Step Four: Consider Taking Our On-Campus Workshops in Math, Excel and Accounting
Just prior to Orientation in September, we will offer several workshops in math, Excel, and accounting on the Anderson campus. If you feel like your math and Excel skills just need a quick review prior to the start of fall quarter, or that you'd like to feel more comfortable with basic accounting concepts, these workshops will be right for you. For more details please visit the On-Campus Workshops page.
If you have any further questions on academic preparedness please feel free to get in touch with Jessica Luchenta, Associate Director in MBA Student Affairs.