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Preparation if You’re Planning on Pursuing Business or a Quantitative Course Load
For students planning to pursue a business or quantitative-heavy course load at Fletcher and feel that they need to brush up on key foundational skills, we are offering two on-line preparatory courses that are available through the summer and fall semester. All MIB students are required to complete these courses, but we encourage MALDs, MAs, and LLMs to consider taking these courses if they are appropriate for your academic goals and background. The courses include:
- Spreadsheet Modeling
This online course is meant to provide all students with important foundational skills on using Excel as a reporting and modeling tool for solving business problems. It should take approximately 20 hours to complete, though for some it may take longer. The cost for this online course is $49.50 and may be accessed at: http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/access/13897188.
- Mathematics for Management
This course is intended for students entering graduate business programs and reviews key mathematics concepts used to solve quantitative problems in a business curriculum. Depending on your level of quantitative experience, this class will take 10 to 20 hours. This class could be helpful for students planning to take statistics, business economics or finance classes. The cost for the course is $39.50 and may be accessed at: http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/access/13897210.