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Great Applications for Business School Second Edition

Great Applications for Business School  Second Edition Author Paul Bodine
ISBN-10 9780071746564
Release 2010-12-22
Pages 256
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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



Great Application Essays for Business School

Great Application Essays for Business School Author Paul Bodine
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082728513
Release 2005-11-15
Pages 160
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Expert guidance to help you write the essay that gets you accepted by the best business schools If you're applying to a business school these days, you need more than good grades, high GMAT scores, and an impressive resume. You need to write attention-grabbing essays that express your individuality, identify your goals, and play up your talents and strengths. Written by a renowned admissions consultant who has helped applicants get accepted into the nation's top schools, this all-in-one guide will show you what today's top-level admissions offices are looking for. Filled with clear guidelines, insider tips, and winning samples, it will lead you through every step of the application essay process. You'll learn how to organize and structure your writing, avoid common pitfalls, and market yourself like a pro. The book includes: The 8 most common essay questions--and how to answer them 22 actual essays by successful applicants to top schools Interactive exercises and self-quizes to guide you in the right direction Self-marketing strategies to highlight your individual talents Candid insights from admissions officers at top-ranked business schools



The Best Business Schools Admissions Secrets

The Best Business Schools  Admissions Secrets Author Chioma Isiadinso
ISBN-10 9781402231964
Release 2008-07-01
Pages 336
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Top MBA programs reject more than 80 percent of the applicants. When trying to beat the tough business school competition, how do you know what will get you fast-tracked to the "yes" pile (or the dreaded "no" pile)? No insider is better suited to set you on the right track than Chioma Isiadinso, a former Harvard Business School MBA Admissions Board Member and the founder of Expartus, an admissions consulting firm specializing in helping candidates get into the top MBA programs. The Best Business Schools'Admissions Secretsis the ultimate collection of insider advice, direct from one of the country's toughest admissions boardrooms. Centered around the concept of branding yourself, Isiadinso covers all the essential topics you need to master to stay ahead, including: Understanding the admissions criteria Essay essentials Resumes and professional records How to nail the interview Critical mistakes to avoid And much more No other business school admissions advice guide can claim this level of authority. The Best Business Schools'Admissions Secretsis sure to give you the edge you need to shine in the eyes of admissions boards everywhere.



Mba Admissions Strategy From Profile Building To Essay Writing

Mba Admissions Strategy  From Profile Building To Essay Writing Author Gordon, Avi
ISBN-10 9780335241170
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 240
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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.



Complete Start to Finish MBA Admissions Guide

Complete Start to Finish MBA Admissions Guide Author Jeremy Shinewald
ISBN-10 9781937707385
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 304
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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:• Long-term planning to ensure a competitive candidacy• Creative brainstorming to build a foundation for standout essays• Writing dynamic personal goal statements and essays• Drafting an eye-catching and results-driven resume• Obtaining compelling and supportive recommendations• Preparing for a persuasive and effective interview (including 100 potential interview questions)



Business School Essays that Made a Difference

Business School Essays that Made a Difference Author Nedda Gilbert
ISBN-10 0375763511
Release 2003
Pages 220
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Essays That Scored What makes business school applications so brutal? For most applicants, it’s the number, length, and complexity of the essays they have to write. Most top schools require multiple essays, and this book is your best bet for acing them all. 1. Forty-four real-life essays critiqued by admissions officers from Tuck, Chicago, MIT, Michigan, Babson, and more 2. Eight case studies of b-school applicants–what worked and what didn’t 3. Essay question translations–what they’re really asking 4. Insider advice from admissions officers and current MBA students at the following schools: Columbia Business School; Freeman School of Business, Tulane; Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson; University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business Inside you’ll find application essays from the following business schools: Freeman School of Business, Tulane Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC–Chapel Hill McCombs School of Business, U Texas–Austin Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University Rutgers Business School Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, U of Rochester Sloan School of Management, MIT Tippie School of Management, University of Iowa Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business University of Michigan Business School Weatherhead School of Business, Case Western Reserve



Graduate Admissions Essays

Graduate Admissions Essays Author Donald Asher
ISBN-10 9781607743217
Release 2012
Pages 241
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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.



65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays Second Edition

65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays  Second Edition Author Lauren Sullivan
ISBN-10 1429935529
Release 2009-08-04
Pages 240
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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.



Business Planning for Turbulent Times

Business Planning for Turbulent Times Author Rafael Rami ́rez
ISBN-10 9781849770644
Release 2012
Pages 313
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The world is increasingly turbulent and complex, awash with disruptions, tipping points and knock-on effects. These range from the impacts of warfare in the Middle East on energy futures, investment and global currencies to the vast and unpredictable impacts of climate change. All this threatens established strategic planning methods.This book is for business and organizational leaders who want and need to think through how best to deal with increasing turbulence, and with the complexity and uncertainty that come with it. The authors explain in clear language how future orientation and, specifically, modern scenario techniques help to address these conditions. They draw on examples from a wide variety of international settings and circumstances including large corporations, inter-governmental organizations, small firms and municipalities. Readers will be inspired to try out scenario approaches themselves to better address the turbulence that affects them and others with whom they work, live and do business. A key feature of the book is the exchange of insights across the academic-practitioner divide. Scholars of scenario thinking and organizational environments will appreciate the authors' conceptual and methodological advances. What has previously remained jargon only accessible to the highest level of corporate and government futures planners here becomes comprehensible to a wider business and practitioner community.



Recursive Macroeconomic Theory

Recursive Macroeconomic Theory Author Lars Ljungqvist
ISBN-10 9780262312028
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 1360
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Recursive methods offer a powerful approach for characterizing and solving complicated problems in dynamic macroeconomics. Recursive Macroeconomic Theory provides both an introduction to recursive methods and advanced material, mixing tools and sample applications. Only experience in solving practical problems fully conveys the power of the recursive approach, and the book provides many applications. This third edition offers substantial new material, with three entirely new chapters and significant revisions to others. The new content reflects recent developments in the field, further illustrating the power and pervasiveness of recursive methods. New chapters cover asset pricing empirics with possible resolutions to puzzles; analysis of credible government policy that entails state variables other than reputation; and foundations of aggregate labor supply with time averaging replacing employment lotteries. Other new material includes a multi-country analysis of taxation in a growth model, elaborations of the fiscal theory of the price level, and age externalities in a matching model.The book is suitable for both first- and second-year graduate courses in macroeconomics and monetary economics. Most chapters conclude with exercises. Many exercises and examples use Matlab programs, which are cited in a special index at the end of the book.



How to Write a Great Business Plan

How to Write a Great Business Plan Author William A. Sahlman
ISBN-10 9781633691315
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 72
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Judging by all the hoopla surrounding business plans, you'd think the only things standing between would-be entrepreneurs and spectacular success are glossy five-color charts, bundles of meticulous-looking spreadsheets, and decades of month-by-month financial projections. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, often the more elaborately crafted a business plan, the more likely the venture is to flop. Why? Most plans waste too much ink on numbers and devote too little to information that really matters to investors. The result? Investors discount them. In How to Write a Great Business Plan, William A. Sahlman shows how to avoid this all-too-common mistake by ensuring that your plan assesses the factors critical to every new venture: · The people—the individuals launching and leading the venture and outside parties providing key services or important resources · The opportunity—what the business will sell and to whom, and whether the venture can grow and how fast · The context—the regulatory environment, interest rates, demographic trends, and other forces shaping the venture's fate · Risk and reward—what can go wrong and right, and how the entrepreneurial team will respond Timely in this age of innovation, How to Write a Great Business Plan helps you give your new venture the best possible chances for success.



Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation

Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation Author Paul Bodine
ISBN-10 9780071626552
Release 2010-01-08
Pages 208
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Expert advice for helping an applicant’s chances of acceptance by choosing the right words and phrases As a teacher, professor, or an employer, you are often called upon for letters of recommendation--and probably as often find yourself stumped about what to say. It can be a daunting task when someone’s future is in the balance. This book, written by a writing expert, will help you find the right words--and avoid the pitfalls--of creating a letter of recommendation. Author Paul Bodine explains what makes a recommendation letter good and also what can make it ineffective. The book contains paragraph-length examples of effective recommendation letter writing for all types of situations.



The Golden Passport

The Golden Passport Author Duff McDonald
ISBN-10 9780062347183
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 672
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With The Firm, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey & Company. In The Golden Passport, he reveals the inner works of a singular nexus of power, ambition, and influence: Harvard Business School. Harvard University still occupies a unique place in the public’s imagination, but the Harvard Business School eclipsed its parent in terms of influence on modern society long ago. A Harvard degree guarantees respect. But a Harvard MBA near-guarantees entrance into Western capitalism’s most powerful realm—the corner office. And because the School shapes the way its powerful graduates think, its influence extends well beyond their own lives. It affects the organizations they command, the economy they dominate, and society itself. Decisions and priorities at HBS touch every single one of us. Most people have a vague knowledge of the power of the HBS network, but few understand the dynamics that have made HBS an indestructible and dominant force for almost a century. Graduates of HBS share more than just an alma mater. They also share a way of thinking about how the world should work, and they have successfully molded the world to that vision—that is what truly binds them together. In addition to teasing out the essence of this exclusive, if not necessarily “secret” club, McDonald explores two important questions: Has the school failed at reaching the goal it set for itself—“the multiplication of men who will handle their current business problems in socially constructive ways?” Is HBS complicit in the moral failings of Western capitalism? At a time of soaring economic inequality and growing political unrest, this hard-hitting yet fair portrait offers a much-needed look at an institution that has had a profound influence not just in the world of business but on the shape of our society—and on all our lives.



The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers Author Jacques Steinberg
ISBN-10 9781101200315
Release 2003-07-29
Pages 336
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In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times



Good to Great

Good to Great Author Jim Collins
ISBN-10 9780066620992
Release 2001-10-16
Pages 320
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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?



Unleashing the Killer App

Unleashing the Killer App Author Larry Downes
ISBN-10 1578512611
Release 2000
Pages 243
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Now in Paperback--A Business Week Bestseller! Over 100,000 hardcover copies sold! When technologies, products, and services converge in radical, creative new ways, a killer app can emerge--a new application so powerful that it transforms industries, redefines markets, and annihilates the competition. Companies large and are swiftly attempting to remake themselves into organizations that nurture killer apps and successfully translate their digital strategy into market dominance. With Unleashing the Killer App, Downes and Mui offer a progressive guide to transforming your company into a place where killer apps are born. Drawing from their experience and research with leading global businesses, the authors: Identify the twelve fundamental design principles for building killer apps Illustrate these principles with classic stories from history and examples from a wide range of industries that have successfully developed killer apps Examine the economic consequences of the diminishing transaction costs in cyberspace Describe how to integrate digital strategy into an organization's planning process to create new markets, form new customer relationships, and change the product line. Unleashing the Killer App provides the tools, the techniques, and the proof that you need to incubate--perhaps even release--the killer app within your organization. Also available in hardcover; ISBN 087584801X, $24.95.



Why Business Models Matter

Why Business Models Matter Author Joan Magretta
ISBN-10 OCLC:61463170
Release 2002
Pages 16
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Why Business Models Matter has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Why Business Models Matter also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Why Business Models Matter book for free.