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Academic Resources

Undergraduate Student Resources

The Holman Success Center

Holman Success Center provides academic support for all currently registered EMU undergraduates. Our services are free and include peer tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI), which is offered in several large general education classes. We also have academic success coaches who work on a one-on-one basis to help students optimize their academic performance.

COB Tutoring Lab

Free tutoring is provided for ACC240, ACC241, DS265, and FIN350.

Owen 324
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-4pm

Math Tutoring Lab

Free tutoring, support, and assignment assistance is provided for courses with a math focus. The Math Tutoring Lab is located in 411 Pray Harrold.

Math Placement Exam

The math placement exam is offered every Wednesday & Thursday from 10am-2pm in 508 Pray Harrold. Please visit the website for exam topics and study materials. Please see a COB advisor to determine if it is necessary for you to take the math placement exam.

Foreign Language Placement Exam

Students wishing to take a foreign language at EMU should complete a language placement exam, unless they have no previous knowledge of the language. To schedule the exam please call the World Language Department at 734.487.0130. Please visit the website for additional information on the exam.

Graduate Student Resources

Business Refresher Courses

The College of Business offers free online “refresher courses” in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, business ethics, communication, and quantitative skills. The courses are self-paced, ungraded, and are available solely for academic support. These modules can be particularly useful for students who have waived out of a foundation course but find that a “refresher” may be needed before attempting an MBA core course in that area. To request to be registered for one or more of the refresher courses, please send an email from your EMU e-mail account with your name, student number, and desired course(s). You will be registered and then sent a confirmation email with instructions on how to log in and access the course(s).

Video Tutorial - Financial Statement Projection

Students in MBA core course FIN 620 Financial Administration Policies are strongly encouraged to view and refer to this video as needed throughout the semester. It is a detailed (1 hour and 20 minutes) example of financial statement projection.

Video Tutorial - Accounting Principles

Any student who needs a review of introduction to financial statements and accounting terminology could benefit from watching this approximately 30-minute video.

Academic Resources for All Students

University Writing Center @ the COB

The University Writing Center offers one-on-one support to all EMU students (graduate and undergraduate) to improve writing skills. Consultants are available to help students at any stage of the writing process. UWC also offers free workshops on various topics related to writing. College of Business students may visit the Center’s satellite location in COB Room 100 during designated hours.

GMAT and GRE Practice Tests

As an EMU student, you have access through the University Library to free timed practice tests to help you prepare for the GMAT and GRE exams. Practice tests for both the verbal and quantitative sections of both exams are available at your convenience.

Business Research Guides

Kate Pittsley, and Bill Marino, Business Librarians, have created several research guides for students. You may also find it useful to see the links to, and descriptions of, what information is found in specific databases.

Academic Programs Abroad

The Academic Programs Abroad office offers a variety of study abroad programs including cultural history programs, travel and study programs, direct exchanges, intensive language and programs offered over winter break and during summer. Most programs are open to students from any college or university and EMU students can apply financial aid awards toward the programs. We also provide advising and information about study abroad opportunities available through other universities, work or volunteer opportunities abroad and budget travel.