Professional MBA Foundation Competency

MBA students come from a variety of academic backgrounds. Those who did not study business as an undergraduate major may need to show competency in the key business areas of:  Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Statistics.

As a part of the admission process, student transcripts are reviewed and students are provided with their foundational requirements. Students who did not study business in their undergraduate curriculum, or feel they may want to review business foundational competencies, have two options available to them.  

Option 1

Students can complete online modules for the foundational areas. Courses are offered through several vendors, including the Harvard Business Review and Ivy, and should be completed prior to the first full semester of the program. Links to the appropriate courses will be sent to admitted students.

Current courses:

Harvard Online

Quantitative Methods Online Course: Regression Section
Mathematics for Management Online Course: Statistics Section
Finance Online Course: Introductory Section

Ivy Online
Economics from Ivy

Accounting Assessment

Option 2

Students can take the undergraduate equivalent courses at GVSU, GRCC or another undergraduate institution. This option may require several semesters of preparation.



ACC 212 & 213

BA 256 & 257

ECO 210 & 211

EC 251 & 252

FIN 320

No equivalent

STA 215

MTH 215

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