Your fall semester core curriculum is taught at an accelerated pace. Complete the pre-work described below before you arrive to set yourself up for success.
Your NCC 5000 Financial Accounting is a fast-paced course—starting from the very first class session. If you’ve never taken a Financial Accounting course (or need a refresher), you’ll need to complete some accounting pre-work before you arrive on campus. If you have a recent accounting background, you probably won’t need to do the pre-work, but be sure to review the textbook purchasing instructions below to access our discounted content package pricing.
Get Pre-Work and Textbook in Connect™
Join the Financial Accounting course online in Connect and purchase our online content package for a discounted price of $110. This includes both pre-work and an online version of the core accounting textbook, Financial Accounting, 10th Edition by Libby Libby and Hodge (McGraw-Hill, publisher). If you have any trouble registering, review these registration tips or email email@example.com.
Prefer a Physical Book?
Once you have paid the $110 to register in Connect™, you can also order a loose-leaf copy of the textbook through Connect™ for a discounted price of $40 with discount code LLDLIBBY20OFF. If you are located outside the U.S., it’s best to order the physical book after you have established a residence in the U.S.
Once you’ve purchased the online content package, you can get started on your pre-work—the sooner, the better. Find recommended exercises at the end of each chapter or complete them online in Connect™ to get feedback from the program as you go.
Read Chapter 1. Complete E1-3 and E1-11.
Read Chapter 2. Complete E2-5 and E2-7.
Read Chapter 3. Complete E3-7 and P3-2.
Read Chapter 4. Complete E4-9, E4-11, and P5-6.
Read Chapter 12 pp. 614-627 only. Complete E12-7.
Your Two-Year MBA core courses will be fast paced—make sure you’re ready to keep up by taking advantage of the online lessons in MBA Math before you come to campus. We provide every incoming student with a free account so that you can take advantage of this online program that introduces and reviews key quantitative business terms and concepts that will come up throughout your MBA program.
All students will gain access to MBA Math in the late spring. Access codes and instructions will be shared in our weekly New Student Guide email newsletter.
The Johnson 360 Leadership Assessment serves as the cornerstone for your leadership development, and is a required assignment for your Core Team Practicum course that begins in August.
The Survey Process
You’ll receive an email when the survey launches in July. You’ll need to fill out a self-assessment survey and select raters who can provide feedback about your leadership. The more raters you select, the more you’ll get out of the 360 experience.
Manager: Choose your current/most recent manager or supervisor.
People You Lead: Select any and all employees you supervise. If you don’t have anyone that fits this category, feel free to leave this section blank.
Peers: Select at least five (preferably more) professional peers who have observed your leadership and work.
Other Raters: Aim for five to ten people in this category. This is a “catch all” for anyone who isn’t your manager, person you lead, or professional peer. You can list clients, vendors or peers from volunteer work, sports teams, and other non-work commitments.
Other Managers: If you worked with other managers and would like to request their feedback, please include them here.
Your classes will often refer heavily to the daily business press, and you’ll be expected to keep up a working knowledge of major business events and activities. Once you have received and activated your Cornell NetID, you will be able to review the full text of many business publications through the Johnson Management Library. Stay up to date with business publications like Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times.