Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads

For decades, MBA graduates from top-tier schools set the standard for cutting-edge business knowledge and skills. Now the business world has changed, say the authors of Rethinking the MBA, and MBA programs must change with it. Increasingly, managers and recruiters are questioning conventional business education.

Their concerns? Among other things, MBA programs aren’t giving students the heightened cultural awareness and global perspectives they need. Newly minted … [ Read more ]

The 30 Day MBA: Your Fast Track Guide to Business Success

The 30 Day MBA covers the essential elements and core disciplines in a top MBA program.

The subjects covered include accounting, business history, business law, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility, finance, marketing, operations, organizational behavior, personal development, quantitative and qualitative research and strategy. This second edition includes a thorough explanation and examples of the “break-even analysis,” used by MBAs for making cost, volume, pricing and … [ Read more ]

The Joy of an MBA

The MBA has been regarded by many as THE credential to possess to build a successful career. The challenge for MBA graduates is in figuring out what to do with the degree upon completion. “The Joy of an MBA” brings you multiple perspectives on the impact an MBA can have on your career as told by MBA graduates from around the world. This ebook addresses … [ Read more ]

101 Things I Learned in Business School

Michael Preis and Matthew Frederick have written an interesting little book called 101 Things I Learned in Business School, which is part of the “101 Things I Learned” series of books. On the surface, it’s a listing of 101 points both technically proficient, and philosophically sound. With info on mission statements, accounting, definitions of various business terms, to “how to” issues like culture analysis, looking … [ Read more ]

Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School

In the century since its founding, Harvard Business School has become the single most influential institution in global business. Twenty percent of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are HBS graduates, as are many of our savviest entrepreneurs (e.g., Michael Bloomberg) and canniest felons (e.g., Jeffrey Skilling). The top investment banks and brokerage houses routinely send their brightest young stars to HBS to groom them … [ Read more ]

From Higher Aims to Hired Hands: The Social Transformation of American Business Schools and the Unfulfilled Promise of Manage

Is management a profession? Should it be? Can it be? This major work of social and intellectual history reveals how such questions have driven business education and shaped American management and society for more than a century. The book is also a call for reform. Rakesh Khurana shows that university-based business schools were founded to train a professional class of managers in the mold of … [ Read more ]

Business School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Business School Experience: By Students, for Students

For college students thinking about applying to business school or for those in the workforce considering an additional degree, the authors give the lowdown on taking the GMAT, choosing a school, funding your education, selecting a major, preparing for exams and seeking full-time employment upon graduation. Miller (Law School Confidential) and Loucks, a recent graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, interviewed current … [ Read more ]

Managers Not MBAs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development

Two decades ago, Mintzberg, a professor at McGill University who was then teaching MBAs at MIT, discovered a profound “disconnect between the practice of management… and what went on in classrooms.” Since that time, he has dedicated himself to the problems of management and management education, both of which he believes are “deeply troubled,” and the latter of which has become the wrong that he, … [ Read more ]

MBA in a Box: Practical Ideas from the Best Brains in Business

The pitch is a tad gimmicky: a book called MBA in a Box that is packaged in-wait for it-a box! But this canary-yellow tome has more going for it than a clever concept. Editor Joel Kurtzman, a former chief of the Harvard Business Review, has rounded up fresh writings from a winner’s circle of business thinkers in order to present in an approachable format all … [ Read more ]

The Wharton MBA Case Interview Study Guide: Volume I

Have you already worked your way through Ace Your Case and Fifteen Questions and are looking for more expert guidance to help you slam those case interviews? Look no further. The MBA Consulting Club at The Wharton School has produced an excellent guide to help prepare you for consulting case interviews. Now distributed exclusively by Wet Feet Press. Here’s a short online preview!
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Writing Your MBA Dissertation

“The dissertation is an important phase of the MBA program. It allows students to individualize the program by researching an area of special interest in depth and provides an opportunity to demonstrate professional and academic skills constructively. But it can also be daunting: it requires a lengthy piece of writing and forms a major component for assessment.” This book provides help covering all the stages, … [ Read more ]

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