Course Description: Most often students struggle in MBA program due to lack of clarity in foundation level Business mathematics and statistics concepts as well as spreadsheet skills. This certification program is particularly designed to overcome this difficulty by taking students through a series of business math and stat concepts as well as by carefully selected applications of such selected concepts. This program was originally designed to prepare Masters Students at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to be successful in MS in Finance, MS in Decision Analytics, MS in Global Marketing Management and MS in Information Systems programs.
Expected Learning outcome: At the end of the course, besides familiarity with Microsoft Excel, students will also refresh foundation level concepts in business Mathematics & Business Statistics.
Online Pedagogy: Students learn how to solve problems and underlying concepts from video lessons prescribed for the weekly assignment. Thereafter, students will solve Assignment problems in Excel and submit their answers for grading. Students can clarify doubts either by posting comments to the instructor or by chatting with instructor during pre-specified office hours. After the due date, students will receive graded assignments & learn from feedback comments and marks
Online Office hours by Course instructor (for doubt clarification): Two days a week 90 minutes each (days and timing will be notified at the beginning of each week)
Work Load: Students are expected to spend 2-3 hours per week preferably during evening during online-office hours to learn from video lessons and solve assignment problems. Students should follow the steps below while working on a typical assignment:
- Step 1: Click the assignment link sent to you by the instructor
- Step 2: login using your user name (your email ID) and password
- Step 3: Reset your password (Recommended at the beginning of first assignment)
- Step 4: Login again (If you have logged out)
- Step 5: Download video lessons and assignment question files from the link provided
- Step 6: Watch Videos lessons
- Step 7: Solve assignment questions
- Step 8: Clarify doubts with instructor/Subject Matter Expert during office hours on Zoom platform
- Step 9: Login again (if you have logged out)
- Step 10: Upload completed assignment file on or before the due date
- Step 11: View your marks and download graded assignment file and review expert comments to understand where and how you lost marks
Certification: Successful students will be awarded Certificate with grade
How to Enroll? Students will be registered into the program using the Name and official email id provided by the Institution. Once registered, students can login using unique username and password to download and upload assignment files.
DURATION & SYLLABUS: Nine weeks online program wherein students will be administered nine weekly assignments as below:
Technology Requirement: Students must have their own laptop with Microsoft Office 2007 or later or should use the computer lab provided by the Institution. Also, students must have access bandwidth provided either by the institution or personal bandwidth in order to download and upload assignment files and video lessons. Students will be sent Zoom invite for online office hour meetings.
Please download and install zoom in your desktop/laptop/mobile devices before joining a zoom meeting. Here is the link for zoom – https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
Zoom at Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=en
Zoom at App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307
*Note: Assignment start and due dates & office our timings may change due to factors that affect College semester time table.