Do you need more help with quant basics and spreadsheet mechanics than you're getting in class?
The MBA Math online course can be a valuable resource outside class, before exams, and between terms
The video to the right summarizes the course. The course demo video below details the student learning experience
- Time Value of Money (Annual)
- Time Value of Money (Sub-Annual)
- Annuities and Perpetuities (Constant)
- Annuities and Perpetuities (Growing)
- Net Present Value
"As a result of my preparation using MBA Math, I started off my MBA career with the solid understanding that was needed to thrive in my fast paced MBA program. I even referenced MBA Math during my first term at school when I needed to quickly refresh my understanding of key concepts."-Tumi A., Dartmouth (Tuck)
"You [via mbamath.com] were the "angel tutor" looking over my shoulder yesterday while studying for my Economic Analysis mid-term."-E., MIT (Sloan)
"I feel far more confident entering such a quant-heavy program after having worked my way through the MBA Math course. It is excellent, and entirely understandable even to someone who had not seen many of the concepts presented since high school.-Joshua I., Chicago (Booth)
Furthermore, a few things were entirely new to me, yet taught so clearly and logically (thank you for the appendixes and derivations) that I had no real problems."
"MBA Math was the cornerstone of my independent preparations for a number of reasons. For me, I found it to be the best way to become familiar with unfamiliar terminology early on, the best introduction to the process of solving problems in Excel, and perhaps most importantly, a painless and efficient way to learn the essentials.-Peter P., Harvard (HBS)
It was definitely a lot more effective than the books I bought over the summer but never quite got around to reading, and the reason is that MBA Math is structured in a way that makes it easy and effective to learn independently."
"Coming from a 'non-traditional' background, I sought a fundamental knowledge of the accounting, statistics and finance topics that are a central part of the first year curriculum. MBA Math offered that, and more. Working through the material on my own allowed me to put extra emphasis on unfamiliar material.-Andrew T., Penn (Wharton)
The course topics were clearly outlined and the lectures and exercises gave a nice overview of the content I encountered in greater depth when the academic year began. On more than one occasion during the school year, I logged back in to MBA Math for a quick refresher."
"As a part of the admission process, I was encouraged by the Admission Committee to take the MBA Math on-line course to demonstrate my quantitative latitude and to prepare for the rigorous quantitative courses...-R'kes S., Northwestern EMBA (Kellogg)
Also, I have used MBA Math as a resource to refresh my knowledge in methodologies leading up to particular courses. The 'go at your own' pace option allowed me greater flexibility and convenience."
"Luckily, I came across MBA Math after Rotman accepted me and intensely prepared for my studies over the summer. The results have been very satisfying thus far. Not only do I understand economics, finance, accounting, and statistical concepts that otherwise would have confused me, I am doing quite well in all of the courses.-Hugo L., Toronto (Rotman)
MBA Math was instrumental in positioning me for success at business school and helping reduce a lot of the first semester anxieties that are common to first year students."
"MBA Math was the cornerstone of my MBA preparation because it:-Tumi A., Dartmouth (Tuck)
1. Was extremely comprehensive. Having all of my information housed in a central location and having my progress tracked in a central hub allowed me to travel to other countries during my summer without interrupting my studies.
2. Offered me a variety of dynamic learning tools. The online lectures were very clear and direct and the reference guides served as a quick reference during the problem solving exercises."
"I found MBA Math ideal for my goals because it:-Stefano P., London (LBS)
1. Allowed me to tailor my study in terms of schedule and format--training through quizzes, quick review of formulas, lessons
2. Covered all the main areas I wanted to review before the start of the program--statistics, finance, spreadsheet modeling
As a result I felt extremely comfortable when tackling my first statistics, finance, and accounting assignments during my first term."
"Having worked in the Financial Institutions Department with the Bank of China for the past 6 years, I will soon attend the Columbia Business School. As a relationship manager, I have a good mastery of soft skillls and definitely need to sharpen my quant skills and get prepared for relevant knowledge to hit the ground running at my dream school.-Xiaoming Y., Columbia
To this end, the MBA Math online learning tool really gives me an opportunity to catch up and crack the nuts.
Comfort and confidence both build up in the process of self-paced learning."
"MBA Math was essential in preparing me for business school... MBA Math gave me a structured, go-at-your-own-pace outlet for me to prepare for the first semester of business school. The early preparation not only allowed me to avoid getting lost but also enabled me to understand and enjoy more of what was being taught.-Michael C., UCLA (Anderson)
I, with my classmates, found the first semester at UCLA Anderson to be intensely academically rigorous and demanding. I know that being able to prepare for it in the spare time leading up to the fall allowed me to excel AND to enjoy the amazing experience."
"Fuqua offers a quantitative readiness program and while it is good, I felt it needed to be augmented with additional drills, training and feedback - it also needed to be a program that could be done in short sessions from anywhere.-Rick B., Duke EMBA (Fuqua)
That’s how I came across MBA Math. MBA Math allows me to study and practice when I can between work and family obligations and I find that most of my work is done in 30 to 60 minute sessions. It’s easy to pop in and practice with just a few minutes time. In fact, most of my study time has been while I travel, from various hotel rooms."
"The MBA Math internet tool was instrumental to my smooth transition to graduate school. After completing the first semester and doing very well, I was pleased with the time that I invested working through the respective mbamath modules.-Jelka D., Texas (McCombs)
This internet tool allowed me to learn essential elements of the core that I was unfamiliar with and to revise topics that I had previous exposure to, all at my own pace."
"As an MBA student with a non-business background, I found MBA Math to be particularly helpful. The lessons gave me a comprehensive overview of the quantitative work that would be performed during the core curriculum of the program.-Jessica G., Washington St. Louis (Olin)
MBA Math is unique in that it provides the flexibility to work at one’s own pace to meet personal objectives. It’s a great transition to graduate school."
"Not having the quantitative background, I needed a primer before I immersed myself in business school. MBA Math proved to be quite valuable as a way to get a head start. Excel, balance sheets, and equity were all foreign terms that I needed to master rather quickly at ND, and MBA Math certainly reviews these topics thoroughly...-Michael S., Notre Dame (Mendoza)
Once your orientation begins, prepare to be overwelmed. MBA Math helped me to get the fundamentals down, which were vital to my success. I stand behind MBA Math, and encourage you to try it."
"As someone who hadn’t solved a math problem since high school I owe my admission to the Tuck Class of 2009 to MBA Math. During the admission process I relied on MBA Math as an additional indicator of my quantitative abilities.-Anne T., Dartmouth (Tuck)
In preparing for the first year core curriculum at Tuck, going through MBA Math again provided me with the confidence and the necessary tools to stay up-to-speed with my classmates."