Proficiency Online Module Instructions


Instructions for Ivy Software modules: 

The Berry MBA program has partnered with Ivy Software to provide students with the option of meeting proficiency requirements through the completion of self-paced online modules. The following modules are available (finance is covered through a different vendor): 

  • Business Math and Statistics 
  • Financial Accounting (must complete prior to completing Harvard finance module) 
  • Fundamentals of Economics   
  • Principles of Management 
  • Principles of Marketing 

You should have received notification from the MBA Office regarding the specific modules you need to complete. If not, please contact us at 706-236-5835. 

To purchase the software: 

Visit http://shop.ivysoftware.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=238 to access the Berry College ordering page. Each module costs $60. After your order is processed, you will receive an email with a download link, codes, and detailed instructions for completion of the online course. Upon completion of each subject, you are required to complete a comprehensive online final test. Instructions for taking each online test along with passwords will be emailed separately. To meet proficiency in each subject, you must score a minimum of 80% on the final test. Your name and test scores will be reported to Berry College. If necessary, you are allowed additional attempts on the test to reach a passing score.   

PLEASE NOTE: Should you have any problems completing the courses or tests, please call Ivy Software at 800-342-5489 or email ivytech@ivysoftware.com. The Berry MBA Office cannot offer any technical support for the modules; you will need to contact Ivy directly. 

IMPORTANT: Please notify the MBA Office at nmercer@berry.edu once you have successfully completed the module so we may download your results and notify the Registrar’s Office. 


Harvard Online Registration Instructions: 

The MBA Office has selected Harvard Business School Online Courses to offer the Finance Online Course: Introductory Section as one method of meeting the finance proficiency requirement. This is an online self-paced course typically requiring 7-9 hours completion time. 

This foundational course will provide you with great on-line preparation for taking FIN 601, Corporate Finance. If you have not taken an undergraduate course in financial accounting or completed the Ivy Financial Accounting module, you must do so prior to registering for this module. Please visit the following link to register and begin working on the course. You have a pre-test and two attempts at passing the final test. The pre-assessment does not count towards passing the test; it simply prepares you for the final. You are required to score 75% or higher on the final test to pass this course. Only one final test score is required. 

Price:  $27.50 

- Turn off all pop-up blockers and visit https://cb.hpsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/23276838

- If you have not previously registered for Harvard Online, you will be asked to create a user name and password.

- Upon registering, you will be directed to the online course and select ‘Purchase Coursepack’.

- Follow the instructions as given.

For technical assistance, please contact the Harvard Business Publishing Tech Help line at (800) 810-8858 (outside the U.S. and Canada, call 617-783-7700); or email techhelp@hbsp.harvard.edu. Our business hours are 8am-8pm ET, Monday-Thursday, and 8am-7pm ET on Friday.

IMPORTANT: Please notify the MBA Office at nmercer@berry.edu once you have successfully completed the module so we may download your results and notify the Registrar’s Office.

If you are required to complete these modules it MUST be completed before you can enroll in any MBA course.