Online Essentials Courses

Online Essentials Courses

Math Boot Camp
Students at the Kellogg School have expressed the need for math review prior to the start of classes. To meet that need, the school offers a Web-based mathematics course, free to all incoming students. This course covers key mathematical concepts required for the Kellogg School curriculum and previews where students will see math concepts applied in core courses.

Incoming students can work through Math Boot Camp materials at their own pace and convenience over the summer. In addition, students can easily go back to key sections of Math Boot Camp throughout their enrollment at the Kellogg School.

The content emphasizes basic mathematical tools and their application to specific business examples. Please note that the course content contains no review or discussion of calculus. A general outline of the Online Math Boot Camp follows.

Outline of Math Boot Camp

Section 1: Probabilistic Modeling
Section 2: Expected Value
Section 3: Simple, Conditional, and Intersection Probabilities
Section 4: Odds
Section 5: Decision Trees
Section 6: Data Analysis: Mean, Median, Mode, and Variance
Section 7: Equation of a Line
Section 8: Regression Analysis
Section 9: Supply and Demand
Section 10: Revenue, Cost, and Profit
Section 11: Exponents and Logarithms
Section 12: Time Value of Money
Section 13: Compounding and Discounting
Section 14: Compound Interest

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or higher is highly recommended for viewing Online Math Boot Camp. To enter Online Math Boot Camp, choose the link at the bottom of this page, and enter your Kellogg NetID.

If you have any questions about Online Math Boot Camp, please email kis-help@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

We encourage all incoming students to utilize Online Math Boot Camp to refresh quantitative skills important to beginning coursework at the Kellogg School.

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Math Boot Camp Supplement
This downloadable course is a newly developed supplemental application of the math boot camp material. Once you have completed Episode 1, you may proceed to the Math Boot Camp Exam below.

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Exam to take after completing Math Boot Camp
There is an online exam for students to take after participating in the math boot camp. After completing the Online Math Boot Camp, log into the BlackBoard system at http://courses.northwestern.edu. Follow the “Kellogg Math Boot Camp” link under “My Courses.”  Please note that viewing the exam will count as your attempt.

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Online Statistics Essentials
Students who are currently enrolled in the Kellogg School have expressed the need for review of key concepts in statistics prior to the start of classes. To meet that need, the school now offers a Web-based course in statistics, designed by Professor Peter Klibanoff, free to all incoming students.

Online Statistics Essentials provides an introduction to some statistical methods and concepts that are particularly useful for management. The course is designed both for those who have had no prior exposure to statistics and for those who may have studied statistics before but need a refresher. Even those who know some statistics should find the managerial applications and setting informative. In the context of problems faced by Café Caliente, a worldwide coffee chain, the course addresses five major topic areas: (1) distributions and describing a variable; (2) estimating with data; (3) hypothesis testing; (4) two population testing; and (5) regression analysis. The course helps prepare students for the Kellogg School's core courses in decision sciences as well as for the use of statistics in areas such as finance and marketing.

Incoming students can work through Online Statistics Essentials at their own pace and convenience. In addition, students can easily go back to Online Statistics Essentials throughout their enrollment at the Kellogg School. Estimated time to complete the primary instructional path is 6 to 8 hours.

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or higher is highly recommended for viewing Online Statistics Essentials. To begin Online Statistics Essentials, click on the link at the bottom of this page, and input your Kellogg NetID.

Technical Assistance
For technical help, please email kis-help@kellogg.northwestern.edu.

We encourage all incoming students to utilize Statistics Essentials Online to build or refresh skills in preparation for Kellogg's core courses.

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Online Essentials Courses

Online Essentials Courses

Math Boot Camp

Statistics Essentials
Microeconomics Essentials (Management & Strategy Dept)
Accounting Essentials (Accounting Information & Management Dept)