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MBA Orientation and the start of your first semester are just a few months away. What are you doing to prepare yourself to hit the ground running and to position yourself for success both in the classroom and in your career development planning? We thought you might be interested in a recent article about the importance of pre-matriculation MBA prep work:
What kind of prep work should I be doing?
To better assist you in this effort, our faculty and staff have reviewed a number of MBA prep courses on the market, and we recommend the online modules offered by Harvard Business Review and GMAC:
Harvard Business Review: http://hbr.org/store/landing/courses
- 2001HF: Spreadsheet Modeling: Introductory Section: $69.00
- 4001HF: Financial Accounting: Introductory Section: $69.00
- 3001HF: Quantitative Methods: Regression Section: $16.00
- 1001HF: Finance: Introductory Section: $55.00
GMAC Essential Prep: http://www.essential-prep.com/school.html
- Quantitative Skills
- Pricing: $89.95 per course or all four for $199.95
Who should take these pre-MBA courses?
We strongly recommend these courses to any student who:
- Has not taken finance and/or accounting classes during their undergraduate program
- Has not taken finance and/or accounting classes within 5 years
- Has not used finance and/or accounting skills in a professional setting
- Is not comfortable using Microsoft Excel to create formulas, build models, and manipulate data
In short, assess your current skills and if you feel you would benefit from brushing up on any of these areas before the start of classes in August, please take the initiative to prepare yourself with these resources. If you have any questions about this coursework please contact Assistant Dean Darryl Stevens.
+-Professional Development Events
You might be interested in some of the Summer/Fall career development opportunities below. Please contact a member of the GBCC team for more information
National Conferences & Career Fairs
We are committed to informing you about the most valuable opportunities to interact with national employers. Please save the dates for these national diversity conferences where many large, top-tier organizations actively recruit. (Please visit each conference page for initial list of participating employers. Job/internship postings for each career fair are typically posted 4-6 weeks before the conference.) Attendance at one or more of these events is optional but highly recommended if you intend to compete for internships at these companies. Please note that you do not need to personally identify with the race/heritage/affiliation of the hosting association to attend; anyone is welcome to participate in any of the conferences. Additionally, a member of the Career Center team will be attending the National Hispanic MBA conference to offer onsite career coaching and to build employer relationships.
- National Black MBA Association Conference and Exposition: September 16-20; Atlanta, GA: http://www.nbmbaaconference.org/
- National Hispanic MBA Conference and Career Expo: September 24-27; Philadelphia, PA: http://www.nshmba.org/
- Reaching Out MBA Conference: October 2-4; San Francisco, CA: http://www.reachingoutmba.org/
- MBA Women International Conference and Career Fair: October 9-11; Arlington, VA: http://www.mbawomen.org/
- Asian MBA Leadership Conference and Career Exposition: October 10-11; New York, NY: http://www.asianmba.org/