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IntroductionPursuing an MBA, or a Master of Business Administration, is a big commitment and you want to make sure you are aware of all the issues before committing yourself. Below are resources that contain a wealth of information to help you make your decision.
Why Should I Get an MBA?
The following resources will help you get a handle on all of the issues involved in pursuing this degree.
Why an MBA
MBA Style Magazine
You may decide that an MBA is not for you. If so, the following resources can help you beef up on the topics MBA students study.
The Ten-Day MBA : A Step-By-Step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught in America's Top Business Schools by Steven Silbiger. Quill, 1999. ISBN: 0688137881
The Complete MBA For Dummies® by Kathleen Allen, Peter Economy. IDG Books Worldwide, 2000. ISBN: 076455204X
Choosing a B-SchoolOnce you have decided to go for it, you need to decide on which business school to attend. The choices are overwhelming, but the following resources may help you narrow them down.
The Princeton Review
Business Week Online
US News &World Report
Peterson's Guide to MBA Programs. Peterson's, 1999. ISBN: 0768902622
Peterson's MBA Distance Learning Programs. Peterson's, 1999. ISBN: 0768902827
In order to be accepted to a business school you may have to take the GMAT or Graduate Management Admission Test. The resources below are designed to help you study for this test.
Graduate Management Admissions Council
Gmat 2000-2001 Kaplan, 2000. ISBN: 0684870088
Cracking the Gmat 2001 (Cracking the Gmat Cat With Sample Tests on Cd-Rom) by Geoff Martz. Princeton Review; 2000. ISBN: 0375756248
If you are from a country other than the United States, you may also have to take the TOEFL or the Test of English as a Foreign Lanuguage. You can find more information about this test in the resources below.
How to Prepare for the TOEFL Pamela J. Sharpe. Barrons Educational Series,1999. ISBN: 0764172913
The following resources contain information about other possible requirements.
So You Wanna Get into a Top Business School
MBA Career Resources
You should begin your job search well before you graduate. The following career web sites specialize in MBA jobs.
Finding Other Resources
Professional Associations can be great sources of information. The following associations offer news, events and great networking opportunities.
National Black MBA Association
National Society of Hispanic MBAs
The Association of MBAs
If you are at your public library and want to find books on this subject, look under the following Dewey Decimal classification numbers:
378.73 - Directories to MBA programs.
If you are at an academic library and want to find books on this subject, look under the following Library of Congress classification numbers:
HF 5500.3, HD 38.25 - MBA career advice.
If you are at home and want to find web sites on this subject, try searching the following search engines with any of the key words in this document:
All the Web, All the Time
This pathfinder was created by Kristine Ferry.
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