Charlotte Saturday 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 Saturday 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.

Quantitative Methods (highly recommended)

The Quantitative Methods course is an online, self-paced course that serves as an introduction to using statistical methods to solve business problems. The course teaches statistics from the management perspective and places special emphasis on developing the skills and instincts needed to make good decisions and become a more effective manager. The course includes pre- and post-assessments. Estimated time to completion is 20 to 50 hours, depending on the student’s experience with the material. The cost is $75, which gives you access to the website for 1 year so you can review as needed. Please contact Jillian Stubbs for questions at stubbsja@wfu.edu.

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Financial Accounting (highly recommended)

The Financial Accounting 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 questions at stubbsja@wfu.edu.

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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. Seat time is between 18-22 hours. The cost is $55, which gives you access to the website for 1 year to use as needed. Please contact Jillian Stubbs for questions at stubbsja@wfu.edu.

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LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) Assessment (highly recommended)

The Wake Forest University Charlotte Saturday MBA Administration has recently implemented The LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) assessment as a way to better assist students in the MBA program.

We strongly recommend that you take this assessment because it gives both you and administration an idea of where you may need assistance during your two years in the program. This is an assessment designed to help you become more aware of areas you could grow in academically, which will help ease the transition of entering your MBA experience.

When you are ready to take this assessment, or if you would like more information, please contact Jenna Martin at martinja@wfu.edu.

To access the WFU Academic and Study Skills google site, please click here.

New Student Agreements & Tasks – COMING SOON

Excel Tutorial

Excel will be used extensively in Quantitative Business Methods and other courses. Wake Forest students have access to Lynda.com, which has a “learning path” called Excel for Students that covers many of the training topics that students need while in the MBA program. school. Students can log into Lynda.com using their WFU credentials and get access to this learning path and TONs of other free training.

Textbooks

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.

QUESTIONS

Jenna Martin, Program Coordinator, Student & Career Services, (980) 224-9280 or martinja@wfu.edu.

Matt Ganderson, Sr. Associate Director, Charlotte Integrative Student Services, (704) 365-0278 or ganderms@wfu.edu.