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Which MBA? : making the right choice of executive education

Author: George Bickerstaffe; Economist Intelligence Unit (Great Britain)
Publisher: Harlow : Pearson Education, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 18th edView all editions and formats
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Addresses questions such as: Which skills will tomorrow's business leaders need? How should I acquire those skills? And, which business school should I apply to? Ranking the top 100 full-time MBA  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Directories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Bickerstaffe; Economist Intelligence Unit (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0273710710 9780273710714
OCLC Number: 124024199
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
At head of title: The Economist Intelligence Unit.
Description: xiii, 503 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword by invitation 1500 word foreword from an internationally renowned MBA, looking at why it is important to have a business education and how an MBA has helped them in their career. Part 1 : Choosing a programme Chapter 1 * Executive survey. Survey looking at which skills will be important for tomorrow's leaders and how executive education can give you those skills. Begin to try and draw trends by comparing with last two year's results * The leader's perspective (short box written by executive looking at what he expects for in new recruits and the role business schools play) Chapter 2 Full-time MBAs *Advantages and disadvantages - including drawing conclusions vis-a-vis Chapter 1 where possible * FT options (1-year, 2-year) * Cost * Choosing a school * The student's perspective (short article/box written by student giving insight into what it's like on a FT programme) Chapter 3 Part-time MBAs *Advantages and disadvantages - including drawing conclusions vis-a-vis Chapter 1 where possible * Study options * Cost * Choosing a school * The student's perspective Chapter 4 Distance learning MBAs *Advantages and disadvantages - including drawing conclusions vis-a-vis Chapter 1 where possible * Study options * Cost * Choosing a school including more detailed comparative tables by school (in effect a mini-ranking) * The student's perspective Chapter 5 EMBAs *Advantages and disadvantages - including drawing conclusions vis-a-vis Chapter 1 where possible * Study options * Cost * Choosing a school * The student's perspective Chapter 6 Open-enrolment executive education courses * Advantages * Disadvantages * Options * Non-business school offerings * Cost * EIU ratings * 2-page case study from a company using open-enrolment exec ed Chapter 7 Custom executive education courses * Advantages * Disadvantages * Options * Non-business school offerings * Cost * EIU ratings * 2-page case study from a company using custom exec ed Chapter 8 Other considerations * How to pay for your course * How to get into a school (admissions, interviews, GMAT) * How to get a job * Sectoral breakdown (see above) Part 2 Choosing a school * Full-time MBA ranking and methodology School profiles (see school list, below) * Comprehensive matrix of information, as before. School entries to be constrained to three pages. * Section on exec ed short courses, including rating figures School list INs Audencia Nantes School of Management (France). Typical 12-month European programme (8 months teaching, 4 months project). 55% foreign students. Work experience 10 years, age 33. So a bit older than most. Accreditation AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS. GMAT 590. GB visiting them formally on February 3 WE WILL MAKE A FINAL DECISION ON THE SCHOOL AFTER THIS. Rankings: none University of Washington Business School (US). Typical US two-year programme. 49% foreign students. Work experience 6 years, age 30. Accreditation AACSB. GMAT 672. Rankings:23rd, US (BW); 93rd (FT); 55 (WSJ) HEC Montreal (Canada). One-year programme (not unusual in Canada) 60% foreign students. Work experience 6 years, age 31 Accreditation AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS. GMAT 600. Also worth noting that with the non-co-operation of two Candian schools Toronto and Western Ontario we are under-represented in Canada. Rankings: 10th, international (BW);
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