Textbooks and Pre-Work

ORIENTATION SURVEY | Due by Monday, 6/10

In order for us to prepare for your arrival, please take this brief orientation survey. It is imperative for you to respond as your input will be integrated into your program experience.

STUDENT ID ACTIVATION | Due by Monday, 6/10

If you have not done so, upload a profile photo to activate your Deacon OneCard (student ID at Wake )
The photo will need to be professional, clearly showing your facial features from the collar up. The Deacon OneCard office will not produce IDs with photos not meeting the requirement. Double Deacs will need to update their photo if the current photo was submitted over a year ago.


The CliftonStrengths assessment is designed to help students discover their natural talents, then develop talents into strengths. An individual access code to the assessment along with instructions was sent to your WFU Gmail account. Please give yourself around 30 minutes in a low distraction environment to complete the assessment. 


Click here to begin. This site contains important student agreements that are required for new students at the School of Business. It will also provide resources and instructions for you to download and install software such as SAS, R, and Tableau required for the MSBA program.

This site will be available on 6/8. 

R PREWORK – Due by Monday, 7/8

A key learning objective for the summer is to build a knowledge base on coding languages such as R to prepare yourself for courses that will focus on business acumen and application later in the year.

If you have never been exposed to programming languages and would like to gain exposure to R, or simply want a refresher course, Association Dean Jeff Camm and Professor Carolina Salge, who will be teaching Intro to Programming R have recommended the following resourceFollow the instructions below to access the course.

1. Log into lynda.wfu.edu with your WFU email account

2. Type in “Learning R” in the search bar and look for –

Learning R” with Barton Poulson, duration: 2h 25m


Please see the list below for the textbooks that you’ll need for courses in the summer semester.  

1: Probability & Statistical Modeling (BAN6001)                                           

Recommended: “Essentials of Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Office Excel
By Anderson, Sweeney, and Williams – 6th Edition
ISBN: 1285867041

** NOTE: You will only need the textbook and NOT any online access for Aplia, MindTap, or any other Cengage products.  There are also used or electronic versions of this edition (6th) that will work fine. DO NOT order the 7th edition.

Available via AMAZON

2: Introduction to SAS (BAN6002)                                                  

No required textbooks

3: Introduction to Programming with R (BAN6003)                    

Required:  R for Data Science
By Wickham, H., and Grolemund, G. 2017
Available via AMAZON      

4: Career Management Course (BAN6004)                       

No required textbooks