MBA 707 focuses on written and oral communication skills, data analysis, critical thinking, and self-assessment which prepare students for the subsequent courses in the MBA program. In the course students are introduced to the Franklin University online learning management system, BlueQuill. They work on developing effective writing and presentation skills at levels necessary for successful graduate business study. Students are introduced to data analysis using relevant electronic business databases available through the University’s online library. They are also introduced to spreadsheet skills and writing style guidelines for effectively communicating applied business research.