Business School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Business School Experience: By Students, for Students

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Macmillan, Aug 16, 2003 - Business & Economics - 238 pages
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Featuring an in-depth interview with the Director of Admissions at Tuck School of Business, ranked #1 by the Wall Street Journal.

Written for students about to embark on this two-year odyssey, by students who have successfully survived business school, Business School Confidential provides a comprehensive, blow-by-blow chronological account of the complete MBA experience. Miller and Loucks have assembled a panel of recent MBA graduates from across the country, all of whom are in a prime position to offer realistic and informative advice on what business school is really like today. Together, they will walk you through the entire process - from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a business school and program, through the two-year curriculum, recruiting, summer internships, networking, and ultimately, finding the perfect job. The book also features interviews with top Fortune 500 CEOs including Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Larry Bossidy, former CEO of Allied Signal; Vernon R. Loucks formerly of Baxter International and currently of Segway, Jim McNerney, CEO of 3M; and Edward Whitacre, Chairman and CEO of SBC, and with Kristine Laca, the Director of Admissions of Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, currently rated as the #1 Business School in the U.S. according to the Wall Street Journal. This is truly a book no aspiring business school student should be without.

 

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For college students thinking about applying to business school or for those in the workforce considering an additional degree, the authors give the lowdown on taking the GMAT, choosing a school ... Read full review

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The B-school version of a popular law school book. The author would have done well had he done a more thorough job of editting out the law school passages. Read full review

Contents

1 So You Wanna Get an MBA
1
2 Taking It to the Top Advice from Five Top CEOs About How to Determine When and If Business School Is Right for You
15
3 Beating the GMAT
23
4 Applying to Business School
33
5 On What Really Matters in the Business School Application A Candid Look at the Application Process with Kristine Laca Director of Admissions of...
51
6 On Choosing a School
69
7 An Investment in Your Future
83
8 The Things to Do Before Classes Begin
97
11 The Unspoken Code of Business School Etiquette
141
12 How to Succeed in the FirstYear Summer Recruiting Process
157
13 Taking Stock of Your Progress Exams Projects and Papers
181
14 Charting Your Course in Business School
189
15 The Keys to Ascension The Summer Internship Survival Guide
197
16 Making the Turn What Makes This Year Different from the Last?
211
17 Recruiting in the Second Year The Quest for Permanent Employment
215
18 Parting Thoughts
235

9 An Overview of the Typical FirstYear Curriculum
117
10 Getting Out of the Gate
127
About the Authors
237
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Robert H. Miller graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in May 1998, where he was Senior Editor of the Law Review, and from Yale University in 1993. He is presently a trial lawyer at Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green in Manchester, NH where he specializes in constitutional, intellectual property, and business litigation. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed law school preparatory book Law School Confidential.

Katherine K. Loucks graduated from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management in June 2001, and from Yale University in 1996. Before attending business school, she was a founding partner and manager of InLight, Inc, a software and Internet-based patient education services firm. She now lives in Denver, CO where she is helping to found a real estate development enterprise.

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