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The MBA Reality Check: Make the School You Want, Want You
     

The MBA Reality Check: Make the School You Want, Want You

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by David St John Thomas, Evan Forster
 

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A no-nonsense guide to getting into business school at a time when the industry requirements are evolving and competition is at a record level.

MBA programs are redefining their mission and seeking a new generation of business visionaries. No longer simply about grades or test scores, top schools now look for students with a transformative vision. The

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A no-nonsense guide to getting into business school at a time when the industry requirements are evolving and competition is at a record level.

MBA programs are redefining their mission and seeking a new generation of business visionaries. No longer simply about grades or test scores, top schools now look for students with a transformative vision. The MBA Reality Check covers everything from the specifics of the application process to how applicants can position themselves among the crop of tomorrow's business innovators. Through their work with hundreds of MBA hopefuls, Forster and Thomas have shown what it takes to succeed in today's highly competitive marketplace, including:

?How applicants can find their own exceptional story to set them apart

?What to include in an MBA application-and what to leave out

?What b-schools really want to learn about candidates

?How to turn any question into an opportunity to illustrate unique leadership qualities

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735204485
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/06/2010
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,213,826
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

An admissions coach for 15 years, Evan Forster earned his BS in Speech from Northwestern University and two MFAs from UCLA's film school. David Thomas received his BA in Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Magazine Publishing from Northwestern University.

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The MBA Reality Check: Make the School You Want, Want You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
This guide to winning a spot in an MBA program is useful and charming - and those two qualities are more closely related than you think. As the title suggests, the book attempts to correct numerous misconceptions applicants have about getting into their target business schools. Some of those myths and self-delusions are pretty tenacious, and education consultants Evan Forster and David Thomas have to be equally pointed to puncture them. That's where the charm comes in. Through vivid narratives of learning experiences (both their own and their clients') and hearty dollops of humor, Forster and Thomas make the arduous process of applying to MBA programs seem less daunting. Along the way, they provide specific advice on everything from how to help the people writing your recommendations to how to fit in the worthwhile extracurricular activities you need to stand out from the crowd. Naturally, getAbstract recommends this sassy but savvy book primarily to those considering graduate education in business, but also to those running MBA programs, to their admissions staffs and to corporate human resources officers who want to help guide their employees' careers.