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Online Assessment Tools for Newly Admitted Students

Highly coordinated and exceptionally well balanced, the Perdue School of Business MBA prepares aspiring students and practicing managers with the skills to succeed as organizational leaders. The MBA curriculum develops proficiency with the concepts and applications in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and information systems. Courses are designed to encourage students to think clearly, show sound judgment, communicate effectively, develop interpersonal skills and make rational decisions under conditions of uncertainty.

Prior to starting the MBA program, we are now requiring students to assess their knowledge in finance via an online assessment review through Ivy Software. This will provide you with constructive feedback on how much of your finance knowledge you remember from your undergraduate/foundation courses. There is no cost to take the assessment and it is conducted completely online. The assessment consists of 40 questions and you will receive a percentage score when you complete the last question. The MBA Director will have access to the results to know who has completed the assessments and the scores. The MBA Director will notify you of deadlines to complete the assessments.

For those students scoring less than 75% on the assessment, the MBA professors are making the strong recommendation to purchase the Ivy Software review package (only $50 plus shipping) to improve your skills prior to starting classes. The review takes approximately 15-20 hours to complete and it’s a great way to brush up on your basic skills. Current knowledge in the foundation courses is assumed when you enter an MBA class.

Ivy Software Instructions

To use Ivy Software for the assessment reviews and to purchase review materials (if needed):

  1. Go to this website:
  2. From the main page, click on the top menu item “Products”
  3. Then, in the left menu column, click on “Log on to Take a Test” under the Online Testing heading.
  4. Enter your first name and last name in the boxes provided.
  5. Select, from the drop-down menu in the next box, under Program:
    1. Salisbury University Finance Assessment
    2. In the next box, enter the password: 224234

To Purchase Ivy Software Review Packages

If your assessment score is less than 75% correct, the professors of the MBA program are strongly recommending that you purchase the Ivy Software package(s) to complete a review of your basic skills in finance.

  1. You can order the software via the web at:

  2. This site also requires a password. The password for Salisbury students is R8SG63JG92. You can also order via 1-800-342-5489. Ivy Software accepts all major credit cards and ships worldwide.