Pre-Work Assignments & Textbooks 

Below are a number of resources and action items designed to help you prepare for your MBA program this Fall.

Biographical Information

  • Click here to complete the brief biographical survey.  This information is shared with fellow students and Evening MBA program faculty and staff.

Emergency Contact Information

  • Click here to provide emergency contact information.

New Student Agreements & Tasks

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 WFU discount cost is only $149, which gives you access to the website for 1 year so you can review as needed.  Please contact Colleen VonDohlen at 336.758.3849 or for the discount code, then go to and click on the Admitted student button for more information and to create an account.

Management Communications Online Course (recommended, as needed)

The Management Communications Online Course by Harvard Business Publishing 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.

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

Effective Learning Session at Orientation

At the School of Business, faculty often use the case study method to help students develop strategic thinking skills. Dean Charles Iacovou will facilitate a session at Orientation using a sample case to demonstrate this method of teaching. Watch for an email with the link to the case and the accompanying articles to be sent soon.

Academic Calendar

  • Click here to see the 2019-20 academic calendar, which shows the dates you will have class for the first year of the program.


All textbooks are required and are included with your tuition.  Books will be distributed at Orientation.


Contact Christa Hitengoku, Associate Director, Integrative Student Services, at 336.758.4573 or