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When you arrive at UCLA Anderson you will begin your studies with our rigorous core courses.
Your success is our number one priority so we want to make sure you are ready for the academic challenge. We've created the following resources to help you gauge your abilities and brush up on your skills in the months before you begin the program.

Check out the Curriculum page to understand exactly what's in store.


Online Courses

We offer two online courses to enhance your skills in math and Excel, taught by UCLA Anderson instructor David Ravetch.

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Online Tools

Additional options for you to get a jump start on your preparation before the UCLA Anderson workshops and online courses are available.

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Online Courses
UCLA Anderson has two great options to help prepare you for the academic challenge of our classrooms. These will be made available mid-May.

For Questions about our online courses, on-campus workshops or academic preparation, please contact the Senior Program Manager of Academic Life, Audrey Calma

Online Course: Math for Management

Instructor: David Ravetch
Cost: Free 
Course Start Date: Mid May (self-paced, all content available up front)

Excel for Management

Instructor: David Ravetch
Cost: Free
Course Start Date: Mid June

Online Tools
Consider these additional options to get a jump start on your academic preparation prior to the Anderson courses.

For Questions about our online courses or academic preparation, please contact the Associate Director of Academic Life, Jeanette Reyes Chavez

McGraw Hill Aleks

This option is favored by our current students and staff, as it is adaptive and adjusts material to focus on only those areas where you need more work. You can take a free tour of how their product functions to see if it's right for you. We recommend the "Essential Math Skills for Business" module. Pricing is very economical at only $19.95 a month.

*ALEKS is now offering free math preparation for two months as a result of COVID-19.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy is also popular with students because their instructional videos are free. We recommend that you work your way through the majority of videos in the Algebra section. But you do not need to do Conic Sections, Matrices, and Imaginary and Complex Numbers, as those concepts are not necessary to succeed in the MBA program.

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Harvard Business Publishing

This is also a good choice, used by students at many top business schools and professionals at Fortune 2000 companies. However, the price point is higher than the options above at approximately $100 per module. If you decide on this option, our recommendation is to focus on the Spreadsheet Modeling and Mathematics for Management sections. The other sections focus on content that you will cover in your MBA classes.

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LinkedIn Learning

To enhance your learning outside of the traditional classroom setting, UCLA Anderson provides students access to LinkedIn Learning, a platform that offers 16k+ online courses taught by leading experts on a variety of topics. UCLA Anderson gives you free access to Linkedin Learning anytime, anywhere with desktop and mobile apps, and on and offline at your convenience.

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Audrey Calma
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