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 Connectand 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?
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 US.
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 (with supplemental video). Complete E3-7 and P3-2.
Your core Microeconomics class with Professor Michael Waldman begins in mid-August, and will include core Algebraic principles. If you have not used these concepts in a while, watch for an email in early summer for information about a free, faculty-recommended short course from Harvard Business Publishing.
The Johnson 360 Leadership Assessment launches in late spring. This 360-degree feedback survey serves as the cornerstone for your leadership development, and is required before you begin classes. You will also need it for your Core Team Practicum course that begins in August.
The Survey Process
You’ll receive an email when the survey launches. After you fill out a self-assessment, you’ll select raters who can provide feedback about your leadership. The more raters you select, the more you’ll get out of the 360 experience. The Korn Ferry Hay Group will take care of sending emails to your raters—all you need to do is provide their names and email addresses.
Managers: You will need at least one manager, but a mix of past and present managers/supervisor is even better.
Peers: Select at least five (preferably more) professional peers who have observed your leadership and work.
Subordinates: Select any and all employees you currently supervise. If you don’t have anyone who fits in this category, you may skip it—but then it will be extremely important for you to utilize the “others” group (please see below).
Others: Aim for five to ten people in this category. This is a “catch all” for anyone who isn’t your manager, direct report, or professional peer. You can list clients, vendors or peers from volunteer work, sports teams, and other non-work commitments. If you were recently in school, you might consider fellow club members, academic advisers, professors, or mentors.
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.