The MBA Handbook is a solid support guide for students studying for their MBA, providing advice about the whole MBA process, including choosing a course and examining post-MBA job opportunities. It can be used either to support a specific study skills unit on the course or as student reference and support beyond the classroom - it therefore has a lot of value for distance-learning students.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
1. Management, learning and the role of this book
2. What different Masters qualifications offer
3. Selecting a Master's programme
4. Creating a learning context
PART TWO: PRE-COURSE PREPARATION
5. Personal management skills
6. Time management at work
7. Effective learning
8. Learning from learning theory
9. Improving reading skills
10. Using diagrams
11. Working in teams
12. Case studies, complexity and consultancy
13. Using numbers
PART THREE: SKILLS FOR ASSESSMENT
14. Scoring well in assessment
15. Writing assignments and reports
16. Making presentations
17. Passing examinations
18. Other forms of assessment
19. Projects, theses and dissertations
PART FOUR: AFTERWARDS
20. Beyond your Masters...
"An absolutely vital resource for anyone doing an MBA. It will help you at every stage: before, during and after your MBA." Alex Elferink, MBA student, Cass Business School, City University.
''I found the book invaluable in helping me to prepare for my own MBA studies and have always recommended it to prospective students wishing to embark on postgraduate studies in business and management." Daniel Ganly, MBA Director, Oxford Brookes University.
Undertaking any postgraduate management study is a big investment on many levels. The MBA Handbook, sixth edition explains what will be expected from you on a personal, professional and academic level and is designed to prepare and support you throughout your studies. The book is clearly structured and simply written around the following sections:
Pre-course preparation - Decide which qualification is right for you and plan your time and your funds. Check your study skills are up to scratch and recognise your own strengths and areas for improvement.
Studying - Familiarise yourself with all forms of teaching and assessment used on your course. Find out what your lecturers are looking for and learn how to boost your grades.
Beyond your Masters - Reassess your objectives and your options and learn how to make the most of your new opportunities.
This successful text has been thoroughly updated to include:
Visit the updated and expanded companion website for The MBA Handbook, sixth edition at www.pearsoned.co.uk/cameron for worksheets and self-assessment quizzes.
Sheila Cameron has worked for the Open University Business School since its inception. She has been involved in its MBA programme since its earliest design stages in a variety of roles, including a period as MBA Director.