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Which MBA? A Critical Guide to the World's Best MBAs

ISBN-10: 0273663119

ISBN-13: 9780273663119

Edition: 14th 2003

Authors: George Bickerstaffe

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This is a fully comprehensive, authoritative guide to programmes worldwide, presenting an unbiased and detailed assessment of the options available, taking the reader through every aspect of studying for an MBA.
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Publication date: 1/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Preface
The Economist Intelligence Unit ranking
The rankings
Why a new ranking?
How is the Economist Intelligence Unit ranking different?
How did we choose the top 100?
How to use and interpret the rankings
Results
Methodology
Regional rankings
Which programme and which school?
What an MBA does and who should take one
What an MBA aims to do
Who recruits MBA graduates?
What sort of people should take an MBA?
Why people want an MBA
World leaders
What should be in an MBA programme?
The core
Electives
Projects
Soft skills
Languages
Contact with executives
Pre-programme courses
The MBA alternatives
The final choice
Full-time programmes
The classic two-year programme
The one-year-plus programme
Part-time programmes
The part-time option
The modular MBA
The consortium MBA
The company MBA
The executive MBA
Distance learning
Options available around the world
How does a distance-learning programme work?
The top ten criteria
Aim for the top
The top ten criteria
Accreditation
Admissions
Admissions procedure
Competing for a place
Getting into the school of your choice
What is the school looking for?
Apply early
Application forms, references, essays and interviews
Application forms
Making the most of references
Essay questions
Interviews
The GMAT and other tests
The GMAT
TOEFL
Paying for it
The cost of an MBA
The cost/benefit analysis
Factors affecting the cost of an MBA
How to pay for your MBA
Savings and loans
Scholarships
Sponsorship
Earning and studying
The MBA experience and life thereafter
Teaching
Hard work and high pressure
Case studies
Projects and groups
Measuring results
Students and socialising
The students
Social life
Post-MBA: trends in recruitment
Boom and gloom
Salary stagnation
Learning how to get a job
Tapping into the old boy network
How the job search works
Careers services
Campus visits
Other ways to find a job
What companies want from MBA graduates
Directory
Introduction
European schools
List of schools
Regional introduction
Directory
Summary tables
North American schools
List of schools
Regional introduction
Directory
Summary tables
Asian and Australasian schools
List of schools
Regional introduction
Directory
Summary tables
List of advertisers
List of boxes
Other rankings
Customise the rankings online
Whitehead Mann's comments
The MBA--some history
Checklist for an MBA programme
Types of MBA programme
Selected admissions essay questions
How the GMAT works
Sample GMAT questions
Social activities at business school
List of tables
Global ranking
Summary of ranking criteria and weightings
Schools by region
Principal recruiters of MBA graduates
Average age of MBA students
Why did you decide to study for an MBA degree?
CEOs with an MBA degree
Schools offering distance-learning programmes
How did you choose the school where you are taking or took your MBA?
Student and graduate ratings of programme content
What students think of the faculty: student rating by region
Student and graduate ratings of faculty
Student and graduate ratings of quality of student body
What students think of the quality of the student body
Student and graduate ratings of back-up and facilities
Schools by percentage of foreign students
Foreign students by region
Student and graduate ratings of internationalism
Schools by percentage of foreign faculty
Foreign faculty by region
How difficult was it to get into your school?
Average GMAT scores of students (world)
Average GMAT scores of students by region
Average GMAT scores, 1993, 1997 and 2002
Average starting salaries of recent graduates from selected schools, at PPP
How students finance their MBA programmes
Financial aid available for MBA students
Schools by percentage of women students
Student and graduate ratings of careers services