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Program Prerequisites


Before beginning the MBA program, students are expected to possess knowledge in the math topics below:

  • Data Relations (equalities and inequalities, absolute value, ratios, fractions, summation notation)
  • Functions & Graphs (linear functions, nonlinear functions, summation notation)
  • Systems of Equations
  • Exponents (the law of exponents, quadratic formula)
  • Logarithms (compound interest and e, exponential growth, natural logarithms)
  • Familiarity with basic calculus (at the level of taking derivatives of polynomial expressions and using first-order conditions to determine maxima and minima)