why do an MBA?

This article from FT.com’s MBA Planet section takes a look at the following topics:
– mba magic
– the mba: past, present and future
– why do people take an mba?
– is the mba still the best option?
– b-school: good and bad

AsianExec Education (formerly MBAweb.net)

Find useful general MBA information and guides as well as rankings, with a bias towards Asia (and Malaysia in particular).

Double or Nothing? The Pros and Cons of a Joint Degree

Joint degrees are a hot trend among B-school students. It’s twice the work, but the payoffs can be huge. How can you tell if a joint degree is right for you? Jungle talks to MBAs who completed one and lived to tell about it.

The Value of an MBA Degree

Takes a look at research by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) into the factors affecting MBA salaries.

Who Should Get an MBA – And Who Shouldn’t

Tips to help you decide if going to business school is the right move for you.

The Master of Business Administration: Is the MBA Worth the Time, Effort, and Cost?

“Regardless of your reasons, if you are contemplating attending graduate school to obtain your MBA, you should read this article before you make your final decision. This article will take you through all the important issues you need to contemplate before making your decision of whether — and when — to obtain your MBA.”

What They don’t Teach You about in B-school

Should you go to business school? If so, how do you get in? And if you go, what will you take away? If you want to pass the B-school test, take a lesson from some B-school students.

MBA Front Lines

Professors, faculty members, and second-year students at ten of America’s most recognized business schools contribute survival advice and lessons.

The MBA Page – Requirements, Time planning, GMAT & TOEFL Pointers

Written by a Malaysian student who entered an MBA program in the U.S. this article may be useful for international students. Topics include:
– Thinking about doing an MBA?
– Where to start?
– Typical profile/requirements of an MBA student
– Time planning
– The GMAT and TOEFL Test
– Research the School
– MBA Costs
– Managing Expectations
– … [ Read more ]

MBA Guide

Whether you’re thinking of taking an MBA as a career break or simply out of interest, Clive Wildish, Head of Business Skills and Strategy at the Oxford Brookes Business School, attempts to answer all your questions. What’s involved, which institutions offer them, and what they do for your career prospects.

Editor’s Note: The original link is now dead, but thanks to the good folks at … [ Read more ]

The MBA Road (.pdf)

This elaborate graphic (a three-page pullout in the printed magazine) comprises a series of tables and mini-charts that follow the journey of a prospective MBA student. This figurative trip down the yellow brick road starts with the admissions process and ends with a degree — and a new job. Included among the many statistical points are demographic breakdowns of the MBA student body, charactistics of … [ Read more ]

The Princeton Review B-School Advice and Articles

series of short articles includes: How Admissions Criteria are Weighted, GMATs & GPAs, Applicants on the Rise, Work Experience, The Interview, Interview Don’ts, Application Process