MS Office Skills
Throughout all your classes, you will need top-notch computer
skills. The check-lists below are based on the Microsoft Office user
certification and contain the basic skills you will need for success
in this program. Please review the check-lists and make sure that you
can do all the items listed in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
MS Office Check-List -- Word
MS Office Check-List -- PowerPoint
MS Office Check-List -- Excel
Also attached is a PowerPoint presentation that was designed and
delivered by a team of students this past year. We recommend that you
view this through the PP "slide show" function. Student teams will be
expected to be able to develop presentations like this throughout the
Sample PowerPoint Student Presentation
Lastly, students will be required to create reports using Word and
Excel which contain imbedded charts and graphs, footnotes and
citations, sections and headings, use subheadings, etc.
Sample Student Paper #1
Sample Student Paper #2
Need more help? Try some of the "how to" books like "Excel for
Dummies" or the tutorials that came with the purchase of the software.
Play around with the various "buttons" and pull down menus, and
consult the "Help" function in the software program itself.
On the final day of your orientation, you will complete a series of
short “tests” on Word, Powerpoint and Excel. These
will be open book so feel free to bring reference materials with you.
Much more about this will be discussed in e-mails from Dean
Krzykowski and at orientation itself but we ask that you ensure your
computer skills are up to par by refreshing, re-learning or learning
over the summer and not once you are busy with business studies
in the MBA program.