Charlotte Evening MBA Class: Pre-Work Assignments & Textbooks 

Orientation Pre-Work Case Study

A Case Study Analysis will be provided prior to Orientation – read the case thoroughly and come prepared with detailed notes and analysis. This is not a graded assignment, but the exercise will familiarize you with the case study methodology that many Wake Forest MBA Faculty utilize in class.

Pre-Work Assignments

The Wake Forest University Charlotte Evening MBA faculty may require preparatory coursework to be completed prior to the first day of class. If so, you will either receive an email from Matt Ganderson or Jenna Martin, or receive that information at Orientation.

MBA Math (highly recommended)

MBA Math is an online MBA prep program designed to take you through the basics of spreadsheets, statistics (quantitative methods), accounting, finance and microeconomics. The 24 online modules allow you to complete the material at your own pace.  All modules contain relevant skills used in the first year MBA classroom. The cost is only $149, which gives you access to the website for 1 year so you can review as needed. Wake Forest MBA students receive access to the MBA Math at a discounted rate.  Please contact Jillian Stubbs for more information at

Go to and click on the Admitted student button for more information and to sign up.

Financial Accounting (highly recommended)

The introductory course is an online, self-paced course that will provide an overview of the business transactions and reports used in financial accounting. Estimated time of completion is 20 hours. The cost is only $45, which gives you access to the website for 1 year so you can review as needed. Please contact Jillian Stubbs for more information at

Click here and create a user name and password to get started.

Management Communications Online Course (recommended, as needed)

The Management Communications Online Course provides students with the skills and guided practice necessary to master fundamental concepts in business communication. The course is organized into three core topics of planning, writing, and presenting. A special emphasis is placed on influencing action in the workplace by leading more effectively through well-organized and successfully-executed business communication strategies. The cost is $55, which gives you access to the website for 1 year to use as needed. Seat time is between 18-22 hours. Please contact Jillian Stubbs for more information at

Click here for more information and to create an account and register.

Title IX Training

Introduction to Understanding and Preventing Sexual Misconduct (sign-off required)

  • The Wake Forest University Title IX Office and the School of Business Integrative Student Services team has collaborated to produce this training, which was specifically developed with the needs of MBA students in mind, and articulates important standards regarding our life together in the WFU community.
  • Please read through the following information:

Technology Overview and New Student Agreements

Excel Tutorial

Excel will be used extensively in Quant. This online Excel Tutorial is highly recommended if your Excel skills are light.


All textbooks are required and included with your tuition. Books for your first two courses will be provided at Orientation.

Academic Calendar

The most current academic calendar is available online on the Academic Services page. Your class-by-class schedule for the fall semester will be shared in early August.


Contact Matt Ganderson, Sr. Associate Director, Integrative Student Services, Charlotte MBA Programs at