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Top MBA Programs: Finding the Best Business School for You [With CDROM]

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The key to a successful business school application and a maximum MBA experience lies in choosing the school that's right for you. Dive into in-depth, up-to-date profiles of more than 30 top U.S. and international business schools to learn about each school's admission procedures, students satisfaction, recruiting trends, and more. Then, with the CD-ROM's help, rank MBA programs and discover which schools are your best fit according to your personal factor weightings.

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Overview

The key to a successful business school application and a maximum MBA experience lies in choosing the school that's right for you. Dive into in-depth, up-to-date profiles of more than 30 top U.S. and international business schools to learn about each school's admission procedures, students satisfaction, recruiting trends, and more. Then, with the CD-ROM's help, rank MBA programs and discover which schools are your best fit according to your personal factor weightings.

Get practical, real-world advice on writing essays, managing applications, preparing for interviews, timing applications, and more. This book also shares tips for transitioning to student life, getting the most out of classes, and balancing your life while in business school.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593576738
  • Publisher: JIST Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 502
  • Sales rank: 724,035
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Setting Your Foundation 5

Chapter 1 What Is the Value of the MBA Degree? 6

Measuring Value 6

Beware the Incentivized Endorsement 7

Value of a "Brand" School Degree 8

Other Considerations Related to an MBA's Value 9

Chapter 2 What Fit Is and Why It Matters 11

What Does Fit Mean? 12

Why Fit Matters to Schools-and to You 13

A Study in Fit 15

Chapter 3 What Are the Fit Factors? 18

Tell Me What You Really Want 19

The Role of Rankings 19

Accreditation: What Does It Mean? 20

What Are the Teaching Styles? 21

A School's Profile and What It Means to You 21

Research, Ask, Explore 24

What Schools Want from You 25

Part II Building Your Dream 27

Chapter 4 What It Means to Position Yourself 28

View Your Candidacy the Same Way as an Admissions Committee Does 29

Getting the Timing Right 30

The Dilemma of Return on Investment 31

When Is the Timing Right? 32

The Hurdle of Test Scores 33

Prepare and Review, and Then Act 34

Will Your Undergrad School Affect Your Chance of Admission to a Top MBA Program? 35

Improving Standardized Test Scores 37

Admissions Committee Perspective on Your Transcript 38

Transcripts Not All They Could Be? Try an Alternative 39

Recommenders Are Crucial 40

The Right Number of Recommendations 41

Your Message 41

Chapter 5 What It Means to Manage Your Applications 42

Outlining Your Application Tasks 43

Know Your Due Dates 44

Timeline for What to Do When 45

Wrap It Up 50

Chapter 6 What Is Your Essay Master Plan? 51

How to Strategize and Stay Organized 51

Different Types of Essay Questions 52

How to Approach and Write Your Essays 52

Drafting Your Essays and Creating Your Themes54

Grammar and Spelling Do Matter! 56

A Holistic Approach 57

Are You Ready co Submit? 58

Chapter 7 What to Do After You Have Submitted Your Applications 59

The Waiting Game 59

What Happens to Your Application After You Submit It 60

An Invitation to Interview: Now What? 62

The Interview 63

Avoiding Common Interview Mistakes 64

Backup Plans and How to Devise Them 65

The Final Decision: Your Wait Is Over 66

Chapter 8 What It Means to Deal with Acceptance, Waitlists, and Rejection 67

How to Anticipate Your Acceptance Letter 68

What to Do When Facing Multiple Acceptance Letters 68

What the Waitlist Process Means to You 70

What a Deferral Means 71

How to Handle Rejection 72

Assess the Values and Strategies of a Reapplication 73

Good "Admit" Etiquette 73

Part III Moving In and Moving On 75

Chapter 9 What to Do Before You Matriculate 76

How to Leave Work on Good Terms 76

How B-School Differs from College or Wotk 77

How to Face the Basics-Housing, Transportation, Banking, and More 78

Start Your Career Research Early and Get a Jump on the Competition 80

How to Perfect the Art of Preparing to Perform 81

Chapter 10 What Is the Business School Balancing Act? 82

How to Hit the Ground Running and Get the Most from Your Classes 83

Why Business School Is More Than Your GPA 85

How to Use Career Services, Networking, and Other Resources Effectively 87

How Alumni Help with Career Placement 87

Managing Your Emotions 89

Chapter 11 Putting It All Together 90

Part IV Top Business Schools 93

Carnegie Mellon University: David A. Tepper School of Business 95

Columbia University: Columbia Business School 107

Cornell University: S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management 120

Dartmouth College: Tuck School of Business 132

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business 143

Emory University: Goizueta Business School 155

Georgetown University: Robert E. McDonough School of Business 166

Harvard University: Harvard Business School 178

Indiana University: Kelley School of Business 191

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Alfred P. Sloan School of Management 203

New York University: Leonard N. Stern School of Business 215

Northwestern University: Kellogg School of Management 228

Stanford University: Graduate School of Business 243

University of California, Berkeley: Walter A. Haas School of Business 255

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA): Anderson School of Management 267

The University of Chicago: Booth School of Business 279

University of Maryland: Robert H. Smith School of Business 292

University of Michigan: Stephen M. Ross School of Business 305

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Kenan-Flagler Business School 318

University of Pennsylvania: The Wharton School of Business 329

University of Southern California: Marshall School of Business 342

University of Texas at Austin: McCombs School of Business 354

University of Virginia: Darden Graduate School of Business Administration 367

Vanderbilc University: Owen Graduate School of Management 379

Yale University: Yale School of Management 391

Indian School of Business (ISB) 402

Insead Business School: Institute Européen d'Administration des Affaires 414

London Business School 427

University of Navarra: IESE Business School 438

University of Toronto: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management 451

University of Western Ontario: Richard Ivey School of Business 464

Appendix: About the Accompanying CD-ROM 476

Index 479

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2009

    Wow! Great Book!

    I've never seen such detailed school profiles before. Most guides seem to regurgitate a few school website paragraphs and maybe throw in a random quote. This book raises the bar. A lot!

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