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Business Week Guide To The Best Business Schools, Seventh Edition (Business Week Guide to the Best Business Schools, 7th ed) [Kindle Edition]

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A wealth of information and a candid picture of the top programs worldwide. Reviews include extended profiles, and related links. Here's a way to get behind the data and learn how each B-school really operates: Take a look at the profiles for individual schools on your MBA wish list. In them, you can read about recent events at the schools; find out admissions, career, and financial-aid office policies; and see what recent grads say about the programs.

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Take the guesswork out of the most important career decision you'll ever make!

Which MBA program is right for you? Which school's grads get the highest total pay packages? Which schools have the highest-rated programs in management, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, international business? What are the up-and-coming schoolsthose that may be at the top of everyone's list in a few years? And just as important, what kind of educational experience will you have in terms of campus life, workload, and curriculum? A slick brochure won't tell you. This book will! The Business Week Guide to the Best Business Schools is the only guide that provides accurate rankings and profiles of the best graduate business schools rated by the people who know them best: recent graduates and corporate recruiters.

Find out how the top 50 schools stack up against one another and which international schools you might consider as well.

Compare the top 25 with the 25 runners upmaybe you don't need the top school to get what you want.

Discover the strengths and weaknesses of each school in:


*Quality of teachingincluding the most outstanding professors at each school as rated by the students
*Average starting pay for graduates, and success of placement offices in finding you your dream job
*Curriculum innovations and niche programs you won't hear about elsewhere
*Average GMATs and GPAs for admitted students
*Campus environment and what to expect when you arrive

Plus, get expert advice on how to:


*Increase your GMAT scores
*Earn big points with your applications and written essays
*Find today's bargains in a quality MBA education
*Get your school to foot part of your tuition
*And much more!

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  • File Size: 949 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0071378243
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Text; 7th edition (July 19, 2001)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed information that you really need June 25, 2002
Format:Paperback
I confess to being a professor at one of the schools mentioned in this book as the "Best". Business schools have developed a love/hate relationship with this book because although it contains a lot of good, thoughtful information, some people use it for the wrong reasons.
Make a distinction between the RANKINGS and the extended essay-type descriptions contained on the top scools. The RANKINGS tell you (possibly) two things: they tell you (maybe, sometimes) about the quality of the results the graduates get, and they tell you....well they tell you whether you will get bragging rights to your friends. In other words, the rankings have developed their own prestige which is SEPARATE from the issue of whether they have anything to do with quality.
So consider the rankings with caution...do you need the reassurance of a very high ranking....or do you really care about quality of program? This book actually tells you a great deal about the quality of the program, including everything from details about the curriculum, what they are looking for in admissions, which teachers are held in highest esteem, and general comments from recent students. THIS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE NUMBER. It's related to the number, but it's not the same thing.
Remember, however, not to stop with this book: the information given in any edition will start to get inaccurate before it hits the bookstore. I can think of 5 or 6 top schools with new deans within the past year or two. Perusing through the book I see a good number of "top faculty" that either have already gone on to another institution, or are non-tenured faculty on short-term contracts, who may be gone by the time you get there. Even the curricula change pretty quickly.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very bad, avoid this one March 3, 2001
Format:Paperback
I bought many books while applying to MBA. I felt that the Business Week's book could be helpful. Yet, I would suggest that you avoid this one since it has nothing except a collection of basic information that you can normally find on b-schools' website. Do not expect real insights on b-schools (it has been written by journalists who do not know much about the real stress of MBA application), no advice to craft powerful essays that will get you in, and no tip to ace interviews!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This guide has been called "The bible for prospective students" by the London Times for good reason. If you are considering applying to the top programs, this guide will help you narrow your focus and apply to the schools that are the best fits for your profile. (Yes, your chances really are the greatest at the schools where you are best suited.)
BusinessWeek provides a good overview and some keen insight into the top 25 MBA programs as well as the 25 runner up programs. The guide also contains good information on its b-school ranking process. A word of caution though. This book does not contain highly detailed information on the profiled schools and if you do decide to apply to any of these schools, you will want to conduct some additional research for your "Why I want to attend your business school" essay.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Basic, Could Be Much Better, Not Essential February 28, 2000
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Format:Paperback
This book is an adequate resource for anyone applying to Business Schools. Information on the top programs is clearly presented, but the narrative is superficial and this book cannot replace the schools' web pages. If you have access to the web, go there first. The practical information on applying is basic at best. An average starting point for anyone considering B-school. Very disappointing and expensive for what you get.
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