The Pre-MBA classes were specifically designed to get us back into an academic environment and learn/refresh our basics.
Even though the courses were completely optional, they did add a lot of value, especially to people without a business/finance/engineering background.
Here is a brief description of the main courses (in no particular order) :
Basic Courses on personal development including Voicing Yourself and Self Management.
A quant-intensive course covering equations, logs, exponents and probability.
A fine refresher on statistical probability and its importance in a business environment.
Data Analysis and Business Modelling
All about Microsoft Excel. In 3 Levels of increasing complexity.
Balance Sheet. Income Statements. Cash Flows.
Concepts of Finance
Understanding stocks and bonds and analyzing market trends.
Calculating the present and future values of Money. Using Excel.
This was just a glimpse of an MBA class environment.
The Pre-MBA is over.
Now it is time for the real Program to begin…