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Prerequisites

Foster EMBA Does Not Require the GMAT/GRE *

To prepare new students for the quantitative rigor of the Executive MBA program, all entering students are required to complete the EMBA Summer Workshop (bolded). The Workshop spans six weeks, mid-July to late-August, with thirty-six (36) classroom hours. For 2019, the first session is Tuesday, July 9, and final session is Wednesday, August 21. The sessions are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-6:00 pm (PDT).

The seminars are held on campus. Since not all participants can attend in person, sessions are available via live stream and/or recorded session. There is no additional cost for the Workshop and students are provided the textbooks and materials.

The Summer Workshop content includes:

  • basic business math through calculus
  • an introduction to microeconomics
  • probability and statistics
  • enhancing student problem solving abilities utilizing Microsoft Excel
  • accounting basics**

Students are given an assessment (quiz) to ensure proficiency for the math portion.

We believe the Summer Workshop provides an important opportunity for entering students to refresh and enhance both their quantitative skills and study habits. The goal is to prepare a cohort better prepared to optimize their EMBA experience.

* Applicants without an undergraduate degree must take the GMAT/GRE. Please consult with an EMBA admission staff member.

**Individuals with a CPA credential, an accounting undergraduate degree, or current accounting experience are exempt from the accounting portion.