What the Best MBAs Know: How to Apply the Greatest Ideas Taught in the Best Business Schools [NOOK Book]

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Easy access to the essential knowledge and skills of a top-level M.B.A. program--without having to attend a lecture

What the Best MBAs Know provides professionals who don't have the coveted M.B.A. designation with the skills and knowledge taught in today's finest programs. Professors from Stanford, MIT, Northwestern, and other influential programs contribute detailed chapters on broad-scope topics such as strategy, functional areas including ...

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What the Best MBAs Know: How to Apply the Greatest Ideas Taught in the Best Business Schools

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Overview

Easy access to the essential knowledge and skills of a top-level M.B.A. program--without having to attend a lecture

What the Best MBAs Know provides professionals who don't have the coveted M.B.A. designation with the skills and knowledge taught in today's finest programs. Professors from Stanford, MIT, Northwestern, and other influential programs contribute detailed chapters on broad-scope topics such as strategy, functional areas including accounting, and key disciplines from managerial economics to decision analysis.

The resulting application-based book gives readers complete mastery over the most important concepts of an M.B.A. education, leveling the playing field between M.B.A. and non-M.B.A. professionals. Organized according to the subject matter of the core M.B.A. curriculum, this unique and valuable book features:

  • Fascinating boxes discussing real-world situations and applications
  • Companion website with interactive exercises, key links, and more
  • Focused review questions and exercises for each chapter and area

Contributors

  • Charles P. Bonini, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • Leslie K. Breitner, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington
  • Richard J. Lutz, Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida
  • Steven L. McShane, Graduate School of Management at the University of Western Australia
  • Steven Nahmias, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University
  • Stephen A. Ross, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071762724
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/17/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 663,301
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Navarro is a business professor at the Graduate School of Management, UC-Irvine. He is the author of the bestselling investor’s guide, If It’s Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks, marketed worldwide in several languages. His articles have appeared in publications ranging from BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, and the Sloan Management Review, to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. His media appearances include Bloomberg TV, CNN, CNBC, Marketplace, NPR, and all of the major news networks. His multimedia CD-ROM package The Power of Economics is distributed widely on college campuses. For more information, visit the author's website at www.peternavarro.com.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The big MBA picture
Ch. 1 Who should read this book? 1
Ch. 2 The big picture - an overview of the MBA curriculum 6
Pt. 2 The strategic and tactical MBA
Ch. 3 Management strategy - five steps to successful strategic analysis 19
Ch. 4 Macroeconomics and the well-timed business strategy 57
Pt. 3 The functional MBA
Ch. 5 Strategic marketing - delivering customer value 87
Ch. 6 Operations and supply chain management - getting the stuff out the door 119
Ch. 7 Financial accounting - "doing the numbers" for investors, regulators and other external users 152
Ch. 8 Managerial accounting - "doing the numbers" for internal decision making and control 171
Ch. 9 Corporate finance - the big questions and key concepts 194
Pt. 4 The organizational and leadership MBA
Ch. 10 Organizational behavior - the power of people and leadership 227
Pt. 5 The MBA toolbox
Ch. 11 Statistics, decision analysis, and modeling - how the numbers help us manage 261
Ch. 12 Managerial economics - microeconomics for managers 287
Ch. 13 Concluding thoughts 318
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2005

    The Real B-School Deal

    This book is several cuts above all the usual 'MBA in a box' stuff posing as a reflection of the real MBA experience. It's much more like what you actually learn at a top-ranked business school and the contributors represent a stellar cast. Both prospective MBA students and recent grads will like this.

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