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Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

There are countless Business School courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Ten-Day MBA 4th Ed., The (2012)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfRevised and updated to answer the challenges of a rapidly changing business world, the 4th edition of The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America’s top business schools, from corporate ethics and compliance to financial planning and real estate to leadership and negotiation. With more than 400,000 copies sold around the world, this internationally acclaimed guide distills the lessons of the most popular business school courses taught at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the…
Author(s): Steven A Silbiger

2. The Best Business Schools’ Admissions Secrets: A Former Harvard Business School Admissions Board Member Reveals the Insider Keys to Getting In (2014)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe top secrets to getting into the best MBA programs, from a leading industry expert Top MBA programs reject more than 80 percent of their applicants, but author Chioma Isiadinso’s admissions consulting firm has successfully guided 90 percent of her students into the best business schools around the world. As a former Admissions Board Member, Isiadinso offers insider tips and strategies to help applicants get into the school of their choice by building and promoting their personal brand. This revised and updated edition now offers: • the do’s and don’ts of…
Author(s): Chioma Isiadinso

3. 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, Second Edition: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School Newspaper (2009)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfYOUR LIFE . . . IN 300 WORDS OR LESSIt’s a daunting task. Even the most seasoned professionals find business school application essays to be among the hardest pieces they ever write. With a diverse pool of talented people applying to the nation’s top schools from the most successful companies and prestigious undergraduate programs in the world, a simple biography detailing accomplishments and goals isn’t enough. Applicants need clear and compelling arguments that grab admissions officers and absolutely refuse to let go.To help them write the…
Author(s): Lauren Sullivan, The Staff of The Harbus

4. Best Business Schools 2019 (2018)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfFrom the publisher that invented data-driven college rankings comes U.S. News’ Best Business Schools 2019 guidebook, a comprehensive guide to undergraduate, graduate, and online business education. In addition to U.S. News’ exclusive rankings, the guidebook features advice, trends, and analyses to help prospective students find the best business program for their professional and educational development. Leading education journalists and experts created chapters designed to meet the needs of everyone from college-bound high school students to mid-career…
Author(s): U. S. News, World Report , Anne McGrath, et al.

5. The Business School for People Who Like Helping People (2001)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfIn this second edition of his bestselling book, Robert T. Kiyosaki updates and expands his original eight “hidden values” of a network marketing business (other than making money. Special Bonus – three additional “hidden values” from Kim Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. Robert explains that building a network marketing business… …is a revolutionary way to achieve wealth. …makes it possible for anyone to acquire great wealth. …is open to anyone who has drive, determination and perseverance. #398,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7287 in Economics (Books) #65875 in Textbooks Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this…
Author(s): Robert T. Kiyosaki

6. Your MBA Game Plan, Third Edition: Proven Strategies for Getting Into the Top Business Schools (2011)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe MBA has rapidly become the world’s most desired degree, with graduates of top business schools landing six-figure pay packages in private equity, high-tech, investment banking, and management consulting. As a result, the competition for admission into select programs is fierce; some schools admit less than 10 percent of applicants.This third edition of includes even more sample essays and resumes from successful applicants, fresh insight on 35 leading business schools from around the world, and advice specifically tailored to international applicants. It will show…
Author(s): Omari Bouknight, Scott Shrum

7. Career Trek: The Journey Begins (2007)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfUsing an engaging adventurer theme, Career Trek emphasizes ways to transform one’s education investment into career success.  This book covers essential career management topics such as self-awareness, networking, and resume writing, and goes beyond to discuss the importance of person-job fit and long-term career management strategies. Summaries and hands-on activities accompany each chapter and help readers uncover their own passions and skills. The book’s tone is practical and engaging and its points are amplified by the references to Into Thin Air, by…
Author(s): Troy Nielson

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis overview of the system of law and government in the United States is a revision of the successful “Equal Justice Under the Law”, that provides the conceptual tools needed to prepare individuals for their roles as citizens, paralegals, lawyers, teachers, law enforcement agents, government employees, and judges. ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructors Manual, ISBN: 0-7668-1741-5 COMING SOON West Paralegal Comprehensive CTB-2000-II, ISBN: 0-7668-1773-3…
Author(s): Van Dervort, Thomas R.

9. What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-smart Executive (1986)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf Mark H. McCormack, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in American business, is widely credited as the founder of the modern-day sports marketing industry. On a handshake with Arnold Palmer and less than a thousand dollars, he started International Management Group and, over a four-decade period, built the company into a multimillion-dollar enterprise with offices in more than forty countries.   To this day, McCormack’s business classic remains a must-read for executives and managers at every level. Relating his proven method of “applied people sense” in key chapters on sales, negotiation,…
Author(s): Mark H. McCormack

10. Teaching Cues for Basic Sport Skills for Elementary and Middle School Students (2001)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis book provides prospective and in-service physical education teachers with important tools for teaching young people various sport activities using valuable cues that promote student success and enjoyment. Teaching Cues for Elementary and Middle School Fundamental Sport Skills provides in-service and prospective elementary and middle school teachers with a popular technique for helping students develop skills for all types of sports and activities popular among young people today. Teaching cues are used to simplify and enhance students’ learning, and ultimately turn them on to physical activity. Whether verbal or visual in nature,…
Author(s): Fronske Ed.D., Hilda A., Rolayne Wilson

11. The Art and Science of Leadership (6th Edition) (2011)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfNahavandi’s text has an application emphasis with a cross cultural perspective on leadership. #146,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2266 in Business & Finance #2496 in Business Leadership (Books) #4709 in Personal Transformation Self-Help Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Afsaneh Nahavandi

12. Great Applications for Business School, Second Edition (Great Application for Business School) (2010)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf‘Great Applications for Business School’ provides a flexible, practical system for enabling business school applicants to find their applications’ central theme, brainstorm their essays’ raw material using personal ‘data-mining’ techniques, craft an outline using theme and evidence sentences, and write, revise, and edit effective essay drafts. Bodine provides detailed strategies for answering the most common MBA admissions essay topics–from goals, accomplishments, and "self-revelation" essays to diversity, leadership and teamwork, failure, and creative or multimedia topics. "Great…
Author(s): Paul Bodine

13. Pop Perspectives: Readings to Critique Contemporary Culture (2007)

 Best Business School Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfPop Perspectives provides students with a solid intellectual foundation in critical thinking, reading, writing, and classical argument through up-to-date, popular culture models, exercises, and assignments that are immediately relatable to the student’s world. #301,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #334 in Enterprise Applications #1825 in Computer Science (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Laura Gray-Rosendale

Best Business School Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some business school books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Equity Trading Round-Up: Proposals for Strengthening the Markets

Author(s): Robert A. Schwartz, John Aidan Byrne, Eileen Stempel
ID: 2889550, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

The Business of Teaching: Becoming a Teacher in a Market of Schools

Author(s): Meghan Stacey
ID: 2470222, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

The Joys of Compounding: The Passionate Pursuit of Lifelong Learning, Revised and Updated

Author(s): Gautam Baid
ID: 2529839, Publisher: Columbia Business School Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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