The MBA has rapidly become the world’s most desired degree, with graduates of top business schools landing six-figure pay packages in private equity, high-tech, investment banking, and management consulting. As a result, the competition for admission into select programs is fierce; some schools admit less than 10 percent of applicants. This third edition of Your MBA Game Plan includes even more sample essays and resumes from successful applicants, fresh insight on 35 leading business schools from around the world, and advice specifically tailored to international applicants. It will show you how to: Select target schools and highlight the personal characteristics and skill sets they seek Navigate the “GMAT or GRE?” question Assess your own candidacy with the objective eye of an MBA admissions officer Craft compelling essays and resumes that highlight your most salient attributes and make you stand out to the admissions committee Avoid the mistakes that ruin thousands of applicants’ chances each year Perform flawlessly during your admissions interviews
The top secrets to getting into the best MBA programs, from a leading industry expert Top MBA programs reject more than 80 percent of their applicants, but author Chioma Isiadinso's admissions consulting firm has successfully guided 90 percent of her students into the best business schools around the world. As a former Admissions Board Member, Isiadinso offers insider tips and strategies to help applicants get into the school of their choice by building and promoting their personal brand. This revised and updated edition now offers: • the do's and don'ts of social media networking • sample admissions essays that worked • an international perspective for global admissions appeal
Surefire Strategies for Getting Into the Top MBA Programs Now with new and expanded information on international MBA programs, comprehensive rankings of the leading schools, and new interviews with admissions officers, How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs provides a complete overview of what the top schools look for. This book features a step-by-step guide to the entire application process with in-depth advice from more than thirty admissions directors. It shows you how to: ? Develop your optimal marketing strategy ? Assess and upgrade your credentials ? Choose the programs that are right for you ? Write quality essays for maximum impact ? Choose and manage your recommenders ? Ace your interviews Prepare for business school and get the most out of your program once you go.
This book focuses on the essay writing process and includes a writing toolbox which has been adapted to meet the specific needs of MBA applicants.
The MBA admissions process is fiercely competitive, yet success can be remarkably simple: differentiate yourself from a sea of applicants and gain that coveted letter of acceptance. But how do you discover your unique attributes? How do you create an application that will ensure you truly stand out from the pack? The Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide, 2nd Ed. is filled with exercises and examples that take you step by step through the entire MBA admissions process. Our guide includes chapters on the following:â€¢ Long-term planning to ensure a competitive candidacyâ€¢ Creative brainstorming to build a foundation for standout essaysâ€¢ Writing dynamic personal goal statements and essaysâ€¢ Drafting an eye-catching and results-driven resumeâ€¢ Obtaining compelling and supportive recommendationsâ€¢ Preparing for a persuasive and effective interview (including 100 potential interview questions)
Business School Confidential
Author: Robert H. Miller, Katherine F. Koegler
An insider's guide to the business school experience offers practical, objective, and firsthand advice for students entering business school and provides a detailed overview of the complex inner workings, challenges, and educational requirements students will encounter during the entire two years of their MBA, from initial application to landing the perfect job. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Covering every aspect of the law school admission process, veteran admissions consultant Jeremy Shinewald provides time-tested advice and concrete direction for serious law school applicants. Addressing ways to enhance personal statements, resumes, recommendations, addenda, interviews and more, Jeremy takes applicants through exercises to ensure that they create a comprehensive application that will enable them to standout. Filled with examples and insight, The Complete Guide to Law School Admissions is sure to become the go-to guide for law school applicants everywhere.
"This book was created by Wharton Business School students."--Acknowl.
Get into the elite professional school of your dreams with a college application that will capture the attention of admission boards! Business school essays and admissions interviews are perhaps the most challenging parts of being an MBA candidate. With competition to the nation's top business schools being so fierce, you must stand out. Great Applications for Business School helps you play up strengths and talents to distinguish yourself from the rest of the competition. Features: The 8 most common admissions essay topics--and how to answer them 22 actual essays by successful applicants to top schools Self-marketing strategies to highlight your talents Candid insights from admissions officers at top-ranked business schools Topics include: Getting Started, Scoring the Goals Essay, Getting to Know You: The Non-Goals Essays, The Required Optional Essay, Credible Enthusiasm: Letters of Recommendation
Provides a detailed overview of the best business schools across North America, including information on each school's academic program, competitiveness, financial aid, admissions requirements, and social scenes.
The Ten-Day MBA 3rd Ed.
Author: Steven A. Silbiger
Publisher: Harper Collins
Now totally revised -- the 3rd edition of The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America's top business schools, including leadership, corporate ethics and compliance, financial planning, and real estate. This internationally acclaimed guide (more than 200,000 copies sold in the United States and around the world) distills the material of the most popular business-school courses taught at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Virginia. Silbiger's research comes straight from the notes of real MBA students attending these top programs today. You will learn how to: Read and understand financial statements Develop effective and comprehensive marketing plans Understand accounting rules and methods Manage your relationship with your boss Develop corporate strategies Understand the present value concept Use quantitative techniques to evaluate projects Value stock, bond, and option investments Understand the language of business law Master the most-used MBA jargon At the rate of one easy-to-understand chapter a day, this classic business book enables readers to absorb the material, speak the language, and acquire the confidence and experience needed to succeed in the competitive global business world of the twenty-first century.
The Personal MBA
Author: Josh Kaufman
Master the fundamentals, hone your business instincts, and save a fortune in tuition. The consensus is clear: MBA programs are a waste of time and money. Even the elite schools offer outdated assembly-line educations about profit-and-loss statements and PowerPoint presentations. After two years poring over sanitized case studies, students are shuffled off into middle management to find out how business really works. Josh Kaufman has made a business out of distilling the core principles of business and delivering them quickly and concisely to people at all stages of their careers. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. In The Personal MBA, he shares the essentials of sales, marketing, negotiation, strategy, and much more. True leaders aren't made by business schools-they make themselves, seeking out the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to succeed. Read this book and in one week you will learn the principles it takes most people a lifetime to master.
YOUR LIFE . . . IN 300 WORDS OR LESS It's a daunting task. Even the most seasoned professionals find business school application essays to be among the hardest pieces they ever write. With a diverse pool of talented people applying to the nation's top schools from the most successful companies and prestigious undergraduate programs in the world, a simple biography detailing accomplishments and goals isn't enough. Applicants need clear and compelling arguments that grab admissions officers and absolutely refuse to let go. To help them write the essays that get them accepted into Harvard or any of the country's other top programs, the staff of The Harbus---HBS's student newspaper---have updated and revised their collection of sixty-five actual application essays as well as their detailed analysis of them so that applicants will be able to: * Avoid common pitfalls * Play to their strengths * Get their message across Wherever they are applying, the advice and tested strategies in 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays give business professionals and undergraduates the insider's knowledge to market themselves most effectively and truly own the process.
Offers tips on writing an essay for admission to graduate school, provides an explanation of the admissions process, gives advice on securing letters of recommendation, and features resources for locating scholarships.