Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 28 Nov 2014, 18:17

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

What version of Office do we need for B-school?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Posts: 78
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Schools: Georgetown, UNC, Emory, GeorgiaTech
WE 1: Product Engineering
WE 2: Logistics & Inventory
WE 3: Product Information & Pricing Manager
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

What version of Office do we need for B-school? [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 12:27
I'm trying to order a laptop because there is a decent deal on Lenovo, but I don't know if I should buy the MS office pre-installed or not.

Can someone tell me what version we need to buy? is it the expensive professional version? or is there a better deal at school once we enroll?
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 26 Jul 2009
Posts: 297
Schools: Kellogg Class of 2012
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 26 [1] , given: 7

Re: What version of Office do we need for B-school? [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 12:32
1
This post received
KUDOS
Kellogg gives each student a copy of Office for free, not sure if other schools include the necessary software or not.
_________________

Take a Survey about GMAT Prep - Win Prizes!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Jun 2009
Posts: 49
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: What version of Office do we need for B-school? [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 18:46
It appears that most schools offer either free or deeply discounted versions of Office. If you will be charged extra for including it with you Lenovo then I would recommend not doing so and obtaining a copy through your university
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Status: Burning mid-night oil....daily
Joined: 07 Nov 2008
Posts: 2400
Schools: Yale SOM 2011 Alum, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck
WE 1: IB - Restructuring & Distressed M&A
Followers: 74

Kudos [?]: 689 [0], given: 548

Reviews Badge
Re: What version of Office do we need for B-school? [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 19:39
It doesn't matter. You can use either 2003 or 2007 version.

I personally couldn't use Office 2007 because I need the menus.
I downgraded back to 2003 and it's fine.
_________________

Take a Survey about GMAT Prep - Win Prizes!

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12464
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2381

Kudos [?]: 10029 [1] , given: 3764

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: What version of Office do we need for B-school? [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 23:08
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
The main difference between the Pro and non-pro is the MS Access.
Few schools require usage/knowledge of Database building and I even managed to stay employed without having Access installed on my computer for the past 2 years.

P.S. You can also download the Office 2010 right now for free though you will have to pay for it once it is official in a few months.

Finally, I can also confirm that many schools will make MS Office available at a very low price or gratis.
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Take a Survey about GMAT Prep - Win Prizes!

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 05 Jan 2010
Posts: 377
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 90 [0], given: 3439

Re: What version of Office do we need for B-school? [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 04:52
nink wrote:
It doesn't matter. You can use either 2003 or 2007 version.

I personally couldn't use Office 2007 because I need the menus.
I downgraded back to 2003 and it's fine.


A banker using Office menus? :stupid

That's five-six minutes of your day you'll never get back.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Status: Burning mid-night oil....daily
Joined: 07 Nov 2008
Posts: 2400
Schools: Yale SOM 2011 Alum, Kellogg, Booth, Tuck
WE 1: IB - Restructuring & Distressed M&A
Followers: 74

Kudos [?]: 689 [0], given: 548

Reviews Badge
Re: What version of Office do we need for B-school? [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 05:20
coakleym wrote:
A banker using Office menus? :stupid

That's five-six minutes of your day you'll never get back.


I make up for those lost minutes with my Excel VBA programming skills…

Even top bschool can not teach how to write state of the art algorithms…. :wink:
_________________

Take a Survey about GMAT Prep - Win Prizes!

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Posts: 78
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Schools: Georgetown, UNC, Emory, GeorgiaTech
WE 1: Product Engineering
WE 2: Logistics & Inventory
WE 3: Product Information & Pricing Manager
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: What version of Office do we need for B-school? [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 05:35
Thanks guys!
Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12464
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2381

Kudos [?]: 10029 [0], given: 3764

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: What version of Office do we need for B-school? [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 12:28
Expert's post
nink wrote:
coakleym wrote:
A banker using Office menus? :stupid

That's five-six minutes of your day you'll never get back.


I make up for those lost minutes with my Excel VBA programming skills…

Even top bschool can not teach how to write state of the art algorithms…. :wink:


HKUST can :shock: - I took a class on VBA programming (ended up learning quite a bit but was way beyond my interest/comfort/sanity level)
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Take a Survey about GMAT Prep - Win Prizes!

Re: What version of Office do we need for B-school?   [#permalink] 15 Apr 2010, 12:28
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Do we need to learn idioms in this this year too ? ush 7 07 Jan 2012, 19:44
Do we need to Go through Idioms mydreammba 2 19 Dec 2011, 16:50
1 what do we do when we take combined case in inequalities? mokap25 4 17 Aug 2011, 04:36
1 Do we need a Community service letter BlueRobin 2 04 Sep 2010, 09:50
do we need princeton and kaplan? sarangadhar 3 16 Dec 2007, 16:48
Display posts from previous: Sort by

What version of Office do we need for B-school?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: threestripes



cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.