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 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 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 once you have successfully completed the module so we may download your results and notify the Registrar’s Office. 

Instructions for Harvard Business School Finance Module: 

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 online, self-paced course typically requires 7-9 hours to complete.

This foundational course will prepare students for FIN 601 - Corporate Finance. If you have not taken an undergraduate course in financial accounting or completed the Ivy Software Financial Accounting module, you should 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 exam. If you do not pass the final exam in two attempts, please contact the MBA Office and we will reset your module allowing you two additional attempts.  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 exam to pass the course. Only one final exam score is required.

Harvard Online Registration Instructions:

Price:  $35.00

- Turn off all pop-up blockers
- Visit

- If you have not previously registered for Harvard Online, you will be asked to create an account with 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  Business hours are 8am-8pm ET, Monday-Thursday, and 8am-7pm ET on Friday. 


IMPORTANT:  Please notify the MBA Office at 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.