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Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & Ranked

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Mba Application books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

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

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & Ranked‘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 Applications"…
Author(s): Paul Bodine

2. 65 Successful Harvard Business School Application Essays, Second Edition: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harbus, the Harvard Business School Newspaper (2009)

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & RankedYOUR 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 essays that get them accepted into Harvard or…
Author(s): Lauren Sullivan, The Staff of The Harbus

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

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & RankedThe 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 you how to:Select target schools and highlight the personal…
Author(s): Omari Bouknight, Scott Shrum

4. Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide (2013)

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & RankedThe Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide provides practical advice and exercises to help students differentiate themselves from other MBA applicants and grab that coveted acceptance letter.The MBA admissions process is fiercely competitive, yet success can be remarkably simple: differentiate yourself from a sea of applicants and gain that coveted letter of acceptance. But how do you discover your unique attributes? How do you create an application that will ensure you truly stand out from the pack? The Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide, 2nd Ed. is filled with…
Author(s): Jeremy Shinewald

5. The MBA Application Roadmap: The Essential Guide to Getting Into a Top Business School (2008)

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & RankedSince 2001, when she launched Stacy Blackman Consulting, Stacy Blackman has helped clients gain admission to every top business school in the world. Stacy has been profiled in several publications, including Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek, and the Wall Street Journal. Since his graduation from the Harvard Business School, Daniel J. Brookings has worked as a strategy consultant. Since 2003, Daniel has advised scores of MBA applicants on how to create an effective personal branding strategy and craft compelling applications. Now Stacy Blackman and co-author Daniel J. Brookings share…
Author(s): Stacy Blackman, Daniel J. Brookings

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

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & RankedThe 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 social media…
Author(s): Chioma Isiadinso

7. Perfect Phrases for Business School Acceptance (Perfect Phrases Series) (2008)

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & RankedYou’ve taken the GMAT, your transcript is in order, and you’re ready to apply to business schools. Your personal statement and the interview are your major opportunity to distinguish yourself from the pack and demonstrate your full potential. Perfect Phrases for Business School Acceptance gives you the phrases, statements, and approaches that will help you write a compelling essay, succeed at the interview, and stand out from your competition. Provides precise and effective language for applications, essays, interviews Covers a wide range of potential answers to…
Author(s): Paul Bodine

8. The Best Business Schools’ Admissions Secrets: A Former Harvard Business School Admissions Board Member Reveals the Insider Keys to Getting In (2008)

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & RankedWhen trying to beat the tough business school competition, how do you know what will get you fast-tracked to the “yes” pile (or the dreaded “no” pile)? No insider is better suited to set you on the right track than Chioma Isiadinso, a former Harvard Business School MBA Admissions Board Member and the founder of Expartus, an admissions consulting firm specializing in helping candidates get into the top MBA programs. is the ultimate collection of insider advice, direct from one of the country’s toughest admissions boardrooms. Centered around the concept of branding yourself, Isiadinso covers all the essential topics you need to…
Author(s): Chioma Isiadinso

9. 50+ Successful Wharton Business School Essays: Successful Application Essays – Gain Entry to the World’s Top Business Schools (Volume 1) (2012)

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & RankedGain access to top MBA programs like Wharton, Harvard, Stanford, Kellogg and Chicago. See successful MBA application essays that gained access to Wharton. Learn to refine your personal message and powerfully put across your story for business school Admissions Committees.In 50+ Successful Wharton Business School Applications, learn how to grip the admissions committee’s attention, put your best foot forward and gain access to the world’s top business schools.The business school application process is getting increasingly competitive and hard to navigate. Top schools like Wharton, Harvard and Stanford have seen applications steadily…
Author(s): Mr Bredesen R Lewis

10. The Major Field Test (MFT) for MBA Study Guide: Complete with Sample Questions and Key Business Concepts (2019)

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & RankedThis book is the first and only study guide available to help students prepare for the Major Field Test for the MBA. It provides over 120 sample test questions, key business ratios, and a helpful roadmap for taking the examination. In addition, it provides key business concepts with definitions. As a bonus, several concepts are accompanied with additional references, examples, and go-to web sites to provide more depth and insight. In the second edition all mathematical questions are accompanied with detailed solutions….
Author(s): Phelan MBA, James E

Best Mba Application Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Formalizing Natural Languages with NooJ and Its Natural Language Processing Applications: 11th International Conference, NooJ 2017, Kenitra and Rabat, Morocco, May 18–20, 2017, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Samir Mbarki,Mohammed Mourchid,Max Silberztein (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 41 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2204195

MBA: Theory and Application of Business and Management Principles

Author(s): Carolina Machado, J. Paulo Davim (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2016, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1468385

Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXV: Proceedings of AI-2008, the Twenty-eighth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Author(s): Michael G. Madden , Max Bramer BSc, PhD, CEng, CITP, FBCS, FIET, FRSA, FHEA, Miltos Petridis DipEng, MBA, PhD, MBCS, AMBA, Frans Coenen BSc, PhD (eds.)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag London, Year: 2009, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 946815

Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVI: Proceedings of AI-2008, the Twenty-eighth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Author(s): Ted Scully, Kenneth N. Brown , Tony Allen BA, MSc, PhD, Richard Ellis BSc, MSc, Miltos Petridis DipEng, MBA, PhD, MBCS, AMBA (eds.)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag London, Year: 2009, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1029010

Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXIV: Proceedings of AI-2007, the Twenty-seventh SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Author(s): Barry Smyth , Max Bramer BSc, PhD, CEng, CITP, FBCS, FIET, FRSA, FHEA, Frans Coenen BSc, PhD, Miltos Petridis DipEng, MBA, PhD, MBCS, AMBA (eds.)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag London, Year: 2008, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 966341

Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XV: Proceedings of AI-2007, the Twenty-seventh SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Author(s): Lars Nolle , Richard Ellis BSc, MSc, Tony Allen BA, MSc, PhD, Miltos Petridis DipEng, MBA, PhD, MBCS, AMBA (eds.)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag London, Year: 2008, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 966386

Semantic Multimedia and Ontologies: Theory and Applications

Author(s): Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Paola Hobson , Yiannis Kompatsiaris PhD, Paola Hobson PhD, MBA (eds.)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag London, Year: 2008, Size: 29 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 966404

Clinical Applications of Nursing Diagnosis: Adult, Child, Women's, Psychiatric, Gerontic, and Home Health Considerations

Author(s): Helen C. Cox RN C EdD FAAN, Mittie D. Hinz MSN MBA, Susan A. Newfield PhD RN PMHCNS-BC, Donna Scott-Tilley PhD RN CNE
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company, Year: 2007, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1339656

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown writers. 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? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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