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Top MBA Programs

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Helps individuals rank MBA programs and learn which schools are a strong match for their interests and abilities.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. ABOUT THIS BOOK AND CD-ROM
  5. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  6. CONTENTS
  7. INTRODUCTION
    1. Where School Selectivity and Personal Fit Meet
    2. What’s in This Book?
  8. PART I SETTING YOUR FOUNDATION
    1. Chapter 1 WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THE MBA DEGREE?
      1. Measuring Value
      2. Beware the Incentivized Endorsement
      3. Value of a “Brand” School Degree
      4. Other Considerations Related to an MBA’s Value
    2. Chapter 2 WHAT IS FIT AND WHY IT MATTERS
      1. What Does Fit Mean?
      2. Why Fit Matters to Schools—and to You
      3. A Study in Fit
        1. The Failure to Fit
        2. Jin Finds His Fit
    3. Chapter 3 WHAT ARE THE FIT FACTORS?
      1. Tell Me What You Really Want
      2. The Role of Rankings
      3. Accreditation: What Does It Mean?
      4. What Are the Teaching Styles?
      5. A School’s Profile and What It Means to You
      6. Research, Ask, Explore
      7. What Schools Want from You
  9. PART II BUILDING YOUR DREAM
    1. Chapter 4 WHAT IT MEANS TO POSITION YOURSELF
      1. View Your Candidacy the Same Way as an Admissions Committee Does
      2. Getting the Timing Right
      3. The Dilemma of Return on Investment
      4. When Is the Timing Right?
      5. The Hurdle of Test Scores
      6. Prepare and Review, and Then Act
      7. Will Your Undergrad School Affect Your Chance of Admission to a Top MBA Program?
        1. The Ivy League Advantage
        2. . . . And Ivy League’s Limits
        3. The Bottom Line
      8. Improving Standardized Test Scores
      9. Admissions Committee Perspective on Your Transcript
      10. Transcripts Not All They Could Be? Try an Alternative
      11. Recommenders Are Crucial
      12. The Right Number of Recommendations
      13. Your Message
    2. Chapter 5 WHAT IT MEANS TO MANAGE YOUR APPLICATIONS
      1. Outlining Your Application Tasks
      2. Know Your Due Dates
      3. Timeline for What to Do When
        1. 8 to 18 Months Before Applying
        2. 6 to 8 Months Before Applying
        3. 3 to 6 Months Before Applying
        4. 0 to 3 Months Before Applying
      4. Wrap It Up
    3. Chapter 6 WHAT IS YOUR ESSAY MASTER PLAN?
      1. How to Strategize and Stay Organized
      2. Different Types of Essay Questions
      3. How to Approach and Write Your Essays
      4. Drafting Your Essays and Creating Your Themes
      5. Grammar and Spelling Do Matter!
      6. A Holistic Approach
      7. Are You Ready to Submit?
    4. Chapter 7 WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATIONS
      1. The Waiting Game
      2. What Happens to Your Application After You Submit It
      3. An Invitation to Interview: Now What?
      4. The Interview
      5. Avoiding Common Interview Mistakes
      6. Backup Plans and How to Devise Them
      7. The Final Decision: Your Wait Is Over
    5. Chapter 8 WHAT IT MEANS TO DEAL WITH ACCEPTANCE, WAITLISTS, AND REJECTION
      1. How to Anticipate Your Acceptance Letter
      2. What to Do When Facing Multiple Acceptance Letters
      3. What the Waitlist Process Means to You
      4. What a Deferral Means
      5. How to Handle Rejection
      6. Assess the Values and Strategies of a Reapplication
      7. Good “Admit” Etiquette
  10. PART III MOVING IN AND MOVING ON
    1. Chapter 9 WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU MATRICULATE
      1. How to Leave Work on Good Terms
      2. How B-School Differs from College or Work
      3. How to Face the Basics—Housing, Transportation, Banking, and More
      4. Start Your Career Research Early and Get a Jump on the Competition
      5. How to Perfect the Art of Preparing to Perform
    2. Chapter 10 WHAT IS THE BUSINESS SCHOOL BALANCING ACT?
      1. How to Hit the Ground Running and Get the Most from Your Classes
      2. Why Business School Is More Than Your GPA
      3. How to Use Career Services, Networking, and Other Resources Effectively
      4. How Alumni Help with Career Placement
      5. Managing Your Emotions
    3. Chapter 11 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
  11. PART IV TOP BUSINESS SCHOOLS
    1. Carnegie Mellon University David A. Tepper School of Business
      1. Carnegie Mellon University: Made from Steel
      2. Why Tepper?
      3. Global Excursions
      4. Course Offerings
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Tepper Professors Teach
      8. What Tepper Students Know
      9. What’s Next? Your Career
      10. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Tepper School of Business Right for You?
    2. Columbia University Columbia Business School
      1. A Program to Bank On
      2. Why Columbia?
      3. Worldwide, Worldwise
      4. Course Offerings
      5. What Columbia Professors Teach
      6. What Admissions Is All About
      7. Financially Aided
      8. What Columbia Students Know
      9. What’s Next? Your Career
      10. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Columbia Business School Right for You?
    3. Cornell University S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
      1. Local Roots, Global Mindset
      2. Why Johnson?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Johnson Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Johnson Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Johnson School of Business Right for You?
    4. Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business
      1. The World’s First Graduate School of Management
      2. Why Tuck?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Tuck Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Tuck Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Tuck School of Business Right for You?
    5. Duke University The Fuqua School of Business
      1. From Humble Beginnings to Business Legacy
      2. Why Fuqua?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Fuqua Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Fuqua Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Fuqua School of Business Right for You?
    6. Emory University Goizueta Business School
      1. History in the Forging
      2. Why Goizueta?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Goizueta Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Goizueta Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Goizueta Business School Right for You?
    7. Georgetown University Robert E. McDonough School of Business
      1. Birth of a Nation and an Institution
      2. Why McDonough?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What McDonough Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What McDonough Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the McDonough School of Business Right for You?
    8. Harvard University Harvard Business School
      1. Historic Foundations and Modern Transformations
      2. Why Harvard?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What HBS Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What HBS Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is Harvard Business School Right for You?
    9. Indiana University Kelley School of Business
      1. Foundation of Excellence
      2. Why Kelley?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Kelley Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Kelley Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Kelley School for Business Right for You?
    10. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alfred P. Sloan School of Management
      1. A Need for Engineers, Innovators, and Managers
      2. Why Sloan?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. Reaching Around the World
      5. What Sloan Professors Teach
      6. What Admissions Is All About
      7. Financially Aided
      8. What Sloan Students Know
      9. What’s Next? Your Career
      10. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Sloan School of Management Right for You?
    11. New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business
      1. City Centered, Internationally Focused
      2. Why Stern?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Stern Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Stern Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Stern School of Business Right for You?
    12. Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
      1. A True University Town
      2. Why Kellogg?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Kellogg Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Kellogg Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is Kellogg School of Management Right for You?
    13. Stanford University Graduate School of Business
      1. Railroads to World Entrepreneurship
      2. Why Stanford?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Stanford Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Stanford Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Stanford Graduate School of Business Right for You?
    14. University of California, Berkeley Walter A. Haas School of Business
      1. The Rise of West Coast Education
      2. Why Haas?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Haas Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Haas Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Haas School of Business Right for You?
    15. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management
      1. From Seven Founders, Seven Decades of Education and Growing
      2. Why Anderson?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Anderson Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Anderson Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the UCLA Anderson School of Management Right for You?
    16. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
      1. Booth’s Researching Roots
      2. Why Chicago Booth?
      3. Cultural Diversity
      4. Course Offerings
      5. What Booth Professors Teach
      6. What Admissions Is All About
      7. Financially Aided
      8. What Booth Students Know
      9. What’s Next? Your Career
      10. Match Made in Heaven: Is the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Right for You?
    17. University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business
      1. Smith’s Earthy Roots
      2. Why Smith?
      3. Collaboration and Hands-On Learning
      4. Global Education, International Diversity
      5. Course Offerings
      6. What Smith Professors Teach
      7. What Admissions Is All About
      8. Financially Aided
      9. What Smith Students Know
      10. What’s Next? Your Career
      11. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Smith School of Business Right for You?
    18. University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business
      1. Foundation of Excellence
      2. Why Ross?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Ross Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Ross Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Ross School of Business Right for You?
    19. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School
      1. A Southern Landmark
      2. Why Kenan-Flagler?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Kenan-Flagler Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Kenan-Flagler Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Right for You?
    20. University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School of Business
      1. Founding a Liberal Business Education
      2. Why Wharton?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Wharton Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Wharton Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Wharton Business School Right for You?
    21. University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
      1. The Art and Science of Business
      2. Why Marshall?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Marshall Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Marshall Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is USC Marshall School of Business Right for You?
    22. University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
      1. An Original, Yesterday and Today
      2. Why McCombs?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What McCombs Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What McCombs Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the McCombs School of Business for you?
    23. University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
      1. History, Community, and the World
      2. Why Darden?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Darden Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Darden Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration Right for You?
    24. Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
      1. Mid-South Meets World
      2. Why Owen?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Owen Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Owen Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Owen Graduate School of Business Right for You?
    25. Yale University Yale School of Management
      1. An Extensive History, a Bright Future
      2. Why Yale SOM?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Admissions Is All About
      5. What Yale SOM Professors Teach
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Yale SOM Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Yale School of Management Right for You?
    26. Indian School of Business (ISB)
      1. An Indian B-school Enters the International Arena
      2. Why ISB?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What ISB Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What ISB Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Indian School of Business Right for You?
    27. INSEAD Business School Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires
      1. Old World Meets Whole World
      2. Why INSEAD?
      3. Across Europe and World Renowned
      4. Course Offerings
      5. What INSEAD Professors Teach
      6. What Admissions Is All About
      7. Financially Aided
      8. What INSEAD Students Know
      9. What’s Next? Your Career
      10. Match Made in Heaven: Is INSEAD Business School Right for You?
    28. London Business School
      1. Youth Transforms into Global Visionary
      2. Why LBS?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What LBS Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What London Business School Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the London Business School Right for You?
    29. University of Navarra IESE Business School
      1. A Pioneer in Europe’s Higher Education
      2. Why IESE?
      3. Truly Global Education
      4. Course Offerings
      5. What IESE Professors Teach
      6. What Admissions Is All About
      7. Financially Aided
      8. What IESE Students Know
      9. What’s Next? Your Career
      10. Match Made in Heaven: Is the IESE School of Business Right for You?
    30. University of Toronto Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
      1. At the Intersection of Commerce and Growth
      2. Why Rotman?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Admissions Is All About
      5. Financially Aided
      6. What Rotman Professors Teach
      7. What Rotman Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Rotman School of Management Right for You?
    31. University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey School of Business
      1. A Canadian First, Now a Canadian Leader
      2. Why Ivey?
      3. Course Offerings
      4. What Ivey Professors Teach
      5. What Admissions Is All About
      6. Financially Aided
      7. What Ivey Students Know
      8. What’s Next? Your Career
      9. Match Made in Heaven: Is the Ivey School of Business Right for You?
  12. Appendix ABOUT THE ACCOMPANYING CD-ROM
    1. Software Licensing Agreement
    2. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  13. INDEX