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Applicants who do not have either an undergraduate business degree or graduate business degree and have less than eight years of significant business and management experience will be required to successfully complete up to six online leveling modules prior to beginning MBA coursework. Each module takes 4–6 hours to complete and costs $44. Additional optional modules will also be available.

The six modules are:

  1. Foundations of Accounting          
  2. Foundations of Business Finance              
  3. Foundations of Microeconomics
  4. Foundations of Business Integration and Strategic Management 
  5. Foundations of Quantitative Research Techniques and Statistics 
  6. Legal Environment


After successful completion of the leveling module with 70%+ on the post-test, please send a copy of the completion certificate to your MBA Advisor to record your progress.

To login to the course, visit

The password is: MSUD-1001


The registration process should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with your exam/course link for taking the exam at the email address you provide.

If you have any problems with the registration process, please visit the technical support page:


Why am I taking these Academic Leveling Courses?

The purpose of the academic leveling course is to help develop your foundational business knowledge so that you will be more successful with your degree program.

How should I prepare for the Academic Leveling Course exams?

The Academic Leveling Course modules are self-contained. No other resources or materials are necessary to complete the Academic Leveling Course Modules. You do not need to prepare for the pre-tests because they are meant to show you your baseline knowledge level and to help you focus your subsequent learning for weaker areas. Your completion of the individual learning module will prepare you for the post-test.

What do I need to access the Academic Leveling Courses?

You will need a computer with Internet access. To avoid interruption and technical difficulties, it is best to have a strong internet connection while using our services. Our services will work with all major internet browsers. No other plug-ins are required.

How do I register for the Academic Leveling Courses?

Please follow the instructions in your admissions letter.

How do I start the Academic Leveling Course once I am registered?

At the conclusion of the self-registration process, a hyperlinked course name will be displayed. When you click the hyperlink, your web browser will open to the training modules. This is the best method to start the Academic Leveling Courses.


If you do not begin the Academic Leveling Courses at the end of the self- registration process, you can also access the training modules by using the e-mail sent to you upon completion of the self-registration process. This e-mail also contains a hyperlinked course to take you to the Academic Leveling Courses.

I know I am registered, but I never received the email.

Please check your SPAM or JUNKMAIL folder for the email from Peregrine Academic Services ( Please DO NOT REPLY to this email. You can also have the email re-sent to you by visiting our access link retrieval.


If you still do not see the email, then there is an issue with your Internet Service Provider (ISP) blocking or otherwise restricting the emails and Peregrine Academic Services may not be able to assist you with recovering this email. The last-resort option is to submit a support ticket to Peregrine Support at the following link:

I have the email, but how do I access the Academic Leveling Course?

Click on the blue, underlined hyperlink content included with the title of the course you are enrolled in. The hyperlink directs your web browser to the appropriate site and auto-fills the registration information.

Why am I allowed to take the post-test twice?

The purpose of the post-test is to assess your knowledge and verify your understanding of the topic’s concepts. However, the purpose of the module is for your educational benefit. Therefore, you are allowed to take the post-test twice, if needed. 

If after taking the post-test the first time and you are not satisfied with your score, you may go back and focus on those areas in the module where you missed questions and review the content. You are then free to take the post-test a second time. It is important to note that if you choose to take the post-test a second time, it will be the score of the second post-test that is recorded for the module.


Can I submit my first post-test score if my second post-test score is lower than the first?

If you choose to take the post-test a second time, it will be the score of the second post-test that is recorded for the module. The first score will not be recorded anywhere.

Are the questions the same between the pre-tests and the post-tests?

The topics you are being tested on will remain the same between the pre-test and post-test. However, every pre-test and post-test is unique, representing a random selection of questions from a large database.

How much time is allowed to answer each question during the pre-test and post-test?

You are allowed 3 minutes to answer each question. You will see the time remaining on the screen for each question during the pre-test and post-test.

Am I allowed to take breaks during the Academic Leveling Courses?

You are allowed to take breaks during the training modules as often as you would like. However, during the pre-test and post-test no breaks are offered.

How many times can I access the pre-test or post-test?

You have a total of three access attempts for the pre-test and a total of three access attempts for the post-test. If you have not completed the pre-test or post-test within the third access attempt, a completion certificate will be generated, assigning 0 points to unanswered questions.

What if I need to leave the learning module?

You may leave and access the learning modules at your discretion. However, please refer to the previous question in regards to leaving the pre-test or post-test.

Is there a time limit in which I must complete the pre/post- tests?

There is no time limit for completing the pre-tests and post-tests. However, you will need to check your course syllabus for any deadlines your instructor may impose. You will only get 3 access attempts for the pre-tests and posts tests.

Due to extenuating circumstances or technical difficulties, I was unable to complete the pre-test or post- test within the three access attempts.

Contact your instructor if you need the pre-test or post-test reset due to extenuating circumstances or technical difficulties. Peregrine Academic Services requires instructor/school/faculty involvement with this step in order to ensure the academic integrity of the test process.

How many questions are on the pre-test and post-test?

There are 20 questions in each pre-test and post-test. Each pre-test and post-test covers an individual training module.

How long will I need to complete a learning module?

It depends on your previous knowledge levels. A good estimate of time is between four to six hours.

Can I “back track” during the pre-test or post-test?

No, you may not back track. All questions must be answered in the allotted time given, otherwise the question will be graded as 0 points.

Will I see my score at the end of the pre-test and post-test?

After completing the post-test, you will be asked to view and save your completion certificate. This certificate will show the scores you received on both the pre-test and the post-test.


How do I print or save my completion certificate?

After completing the post-test, you will be asked to view and save your certificate. A link to download the exam completion certificate will also be automatically emailed to you at the end of the exam. If you have forgotten to save your completion certificate, you may retrieve it by visiting our certificate retrieval page.

How should I submit the certificate to my advisor?

Please refer to your acceptance letter to determine how the completion certificate should be submitted to your advisor.

How can I find out which modules, pre-tests, and post- tests I’ve completed?

A green check mark will indicate completion of modules, pre-tests, and post-tests.

Will I be able to return to the learning modules later on and use the instructional material?

Yes, the interactive instructional sections of the learning modules are available to the student for up to two years.

If I still have questions, whom do I contact?

For course and exam content/requirement related questions, please contact your advisor. Peregrine Academic Services does not control how exams are graded or otherwise used by the institution. For technical questions or issues regarding the exam site, please visit our technical support page.


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