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MIM Prerequisite Program

The MIM program has prerequisite coursework. Lower-division classes in managerial & financial accounting, business finance, macro and microeconomics, and statistics can be completed over the summer before entering the program in the fall.  Completing basic business coursework prior to entry into the program allows the MIM student to enter this accelerated program with an established understanding of business fundamentals.

If your undergraduate degree was in business administration (or a related field), you probably have met all the prerequisites. However, if your undergraduate degree was not in business, you probably will need some or all of the following classes:

  • Managerial and Financial Accounting (200 level or higher)
  • Micro and Macro Economics (200 level or higher)
  • Statistics (200 level or higher)
  • Business Finance (300 level or higher)
  • Business English Summer Immersion Program (BESI)
    • The admissions committee may require this of applicants as a condition for admission based on observed language and communication proficiency.

To receive prerequisite credit, all courses above need to have a passing grade of B- or higher.

To view course descriptions, please click here.

If you are missing some or all of these classes, you must complete them by the time you enter the MIM program. You can take these classes on a pass/no pass basis during the MIM prerequisite program starting summer quarter at PSU, before MIM classes begin. You can also complete these courses through a local university near you (with the exception of BESI).

If you are unsure whether you need any of these classes, please submit your transcripts via the Transcription Evaluation Request Form, so the MIM Admissions Committee can review your records and advise you on what classes are needed.

Registration Information for Summer MIM Prerequisite Classes

The MIM Prerequisite program is in summer term and is only open to those students who have been admitted to the MIM program.  If you are planning on applying to the MIM program for Fall admission and you complete your application before the May 1st deadline you do not need to complete the PSU Post-bac supplementary admission forms for admission.

To register for the Business English Summer Immersion Program, click here.


Tentative 2014 Summer Quarter MIM Prerequisite Program Schedule


Discipline Course Name and Number Dates Day and Time Teacher
Accounting Principles MIM 700
Pre-MIM: Financial Accounting
6/30 – 8/3 MWF
10:00 AM – 11:50 AM
John Eckroth
Accounting Principles MIM 700
Pre-MIM: Managerial Accounting
8/4 – 9/7 MWF
10:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Economic Principles MIM 700
Pre-MIM: Microeconomics
6/30 – 8/3 Tues/Thur
9:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Patricia Atkinson
Economic Principles MIM 700
Pre-MIM: Macroeconomics
8/4 – 9/7 Tues/Thur
9:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Patricia Atkinson
Business Statistics MIM 700
Pre-MIM: Business Statistics
6/30 – 8/3 Tues
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Haiou He
Business Finance MIM 700
Pre-MIM: Business Finance
8/4 – 9/7 Tues
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Michael Dimond
Business English Business English Summer Immersion Program (BESI)
To register for BESI, click here
9/8 – 9/19 MTWRF
9:00 AM -
1:00 PM
David Kertzner

For classroom location, consult BanWeb prior to attending first class.

Pre-MIM Tuition: $600 Per Course

BESI Tuition: $995

Financial Aid: Students taking summer prerequisite classes may be eligible for financial aid for summer term. If you are applying for financial aid through the FAFSA please make sure you are filling out the correct FAFSA for summer term aid:

Financial aid for summer 2014 MIM prerequisite courses at PSU should use the 2013- 2014 FAFSA application.

Please note:
These are basic courses meant to fulfill prerequisite requirements for the MIM program. Credit is for enrollment eligibility into the MIM program and cannot be used toward graduation of other programs. These classes do not satisfy any University or general education requirements. To pass these courses you must receive a grade of "B-" or better.

Contact the Graduate Business Programs Office if you have Questions: or 503-725-8001