All Masters programs in the Lindner College of Business involve coursework that presumes facility with spreadsheets. In Statistics, Managerial Accounting, and Financial Tools, spreadsheets are indispensible tools. In a host of other classes they enable superior analysis, organization, communication, and planning as well. Therefore, before starting coursework in any Masters program, students must PASS the On-line Introduction to Spreadsheet Modeling Course available from Harvard Business School Publishing for $25.90. Students who do not pass the Pretest should budget approximately 15 hours for the on-line instruction and the Post-test. (Please contact the Graduate Programs Office at 513-556-7020 if you need another try to pass the post-test. We will strive to enable that within 72 hours. You will not have to pay again. )
Instructions for Students: Register at Coursepack link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/19372149 If you experience technical difficulty, please contact the HBSP Technical Support Group: Phone: 1-800810-8858 (outside the U.S. and Canada, 1-617-783-7700) Email: [email protected] HBSP hours of operation: Monday – Thursday, 8am to 6pm EST and Friday, 8am to 2pm EST. We recognize and appreciate that many incoming students join us with strong skills in EXCEL. If you PASS the pretest online, you may regard the nominal cost as a certification of your EXCEL proficiency.
Alternatively, if you have one of the following certifications (or equivalent) already, please send a copy of your certificate to the Graduate Programs Office. We will then notify you of your exemption from the HBSP course. Accepted Certifications Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications on EXCEL 2007 or 2010 http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mos.aspx#certifications Certificated course in EXCEL 2007 from Gatlin: http://www.gatlineducation.com/microsoft_excel_2007_course.html NACPB Certification in EXCEL 2007 http://www.nacpb.org/certification/microsoft/excel.cfm Universal Class Certification in EXCEL 2007 http://www.universalclass.com/i/course/excel-2007-training.html
Because some students have asked what other preparations they might make for the program, we have arranged the academic discount for you on a number of other online courses. These are strictly optional. They are also relatively economical. Follow the links below. Math for Managers 2013-14 ($39.50). Coursepack link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/19440812 Math for Managers – Finance section only ($8.00) Coursepack link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/19440860 Math for Managers – Statistics section only ($8.00) Coursepack link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/19440866 Intro to Financial Accounting ($49.50). Coursepack link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/19440895 Intro to Finance ($27.50). Coursepack link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/19440978