Top Books for MBA Preparation

Top Books for MBA Preparation

So you’ve made it through the exam stage, successfully taking the CAT or GMAT (or both)! Congratulations; you’ve passed one big hurdle standing between you and your degree. But whether you’re studying at an IIM or for an MBA, there’s still a lot of work to be done. From completing the MBA interview to making the most of your time in business school, these top books for MBA preparation will help you prepare yourself efficiently for the tasks and rewards ahead of you.

MBA Applications

  • While The MBA Application Roadmap: The Essential Guide to Getting into a Top Business School may not be enough material to fully prepare you for the MBA application process, it is a good tool to have in your kit. The book has lots of short, user-friendly lessons you can apply to your applications, making even seemingly impossible hurdles approachable.
  • MBA Admissions Strategy: From Profile Building to Essay Writing may contain information you no longer need on the GMAT, but otherwise delivers insightful information in a variety of helpful ways: diagrams, charts, lists. The author doesn’t beat around the bush—but at this point in your business career, you shouldn’t want advice from someone who does!
  • Great Applications for Business School has some critics, namely those who argue that the book is best suited to those with more than six months to prepare for the process. While that’s probably true, it’s also true of most guides—it’s pretty much impossible to get a full MBA application done overnight! It’s also an excellent resource for essay-writing techniques for when you’re stumped on how to sell yourself to your dream schools. Speaking of which, let’s take a look at guides to…

MBA Essays

MBA Interviews

For a lot of MBA applicants, the interview can be a scary prospect. Up to this point, you’ve only communicated with schools indirectly—through test scores, applications, and so forth. Now, it’s time to go face-to-face with them! Never fear: with a few good resources, you’ll polish up your interview skills and make the best possible impression.

  • Even though it’s technically an eBook, the Perfect Answers to MBA Interview Questions is not only free, but it’s also a great guide to seeing what strong answers look and sound like. Don’t memorize answers verbatim; instead, see how you can use your own experience to come up with similarly strong responses.

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