MBA Preparation Material to Help You Prep for B-School

mba preparation material

Congratulations! You’ve completed your prep for the CAT or GMAT, and now you’re on your way to an IIM or an MBA program to study business. That’s fantastic—just remember that your studies have only just begun. Over the next few years, your professors will present you with a huge amount of information to help you succeed in the business world after graduation. If you want to get a jump on your studies (and learn about the business school experience), here is some MBA preparation material to help you prep for B-school.

MBA Websites

  • Magoosh’s Recommended B-School Sites and Resources
    Googling “MBA” only gets you so far. Here, we’ve culled the best resources from around the web. From applications to the MBA experience, there are tons of sites listed here to help you find everything from expert advice to student forums.
  • The GMAT Blog Hub: Ask the School Expert
    Though mainly (but not exclusively) focused on US business schools, this section of the official GMAT website has expert advice on all aspects of the MBA experience.
  • 50 Super Free Resources for MBA Students
    The writers of this page really did think of everything! You’ll find resources to help you with everything from writing papers to keeping up with the latest happenings in the business world here.

The MBA Experience

  • Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School
    Whether or not you’re attending HBS, get a peek inside the rigorous (and sometimes absurd) traditions of the elite MBA program with this book. Remember though—it’s just one man’s experience!
  • Case Studies and Cocktails: The “Now What” Guide to Surviving Business School
    Though MBAs wrote this book, it’s less of a case study and more of a guidebook to life in business school. Here, you’ll find information about everything from funding your degree to figuring out what to do with it.
  • Business School Confidential
    A perennial favorite among students, Business School Confidential takes you through the MBA experience chronologically. One of the highlights of this book are the interviews with a wide variety of people related to the MBA and business worlds.

MBA Materials

MBA Life Skills

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