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Top 6 Best MBA Books Reviewed

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Studying for an MBA is tough but the good news is that there are plenty of great books that can help you acquire the knowledge you need. Even if you don’t plan to officially study for an MBA you may find it very useful to study these books; although these books have been mostly written for those sitting the exams they can be a great reference resource for anyone. Here are just the top 6 best MBA books reviewed.


The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business by Josh Kaufman (2010)

This book covers all the main topics that people will study during an MBA course and it is written in a simple style that will appeal to non-academics and academics alike. The focus here is on providing the reader with the important ideas in such a way that they will be meaningful. The goal of this book is not just to pass your final exams, but to allow readers to really gain from the knowledge that is available in an MBA course – this is a great book that you will want to dip into regularly.

The 30 Day MBA: Learn the Essential Top Business School Concepts, Skills and Language Whilst Keeping Your Job and Your Cash by Colin Barrow (2009)

This book aims to provide you with all the MBA knowledge you need in just a month. This text manages to condense the most important topics and issues and provides them in easy to digest nuggets. The book is written in a very user friendly manner and will be suitable for almost anyone. Even if you don’t plan to ever study for this qualification you might still want to have this book in your library.

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

This book isn’t probably going to help you much to pass your MBA but it should give you the vital information you need to get into the best MBA schools. The focus here in on getting into Harvard, but if you can get into this college you will be able to get into anywhere. The author of this book certainly knows what she is talking about as she was once a member of and admission panel. The information in this book is priceless and a must read if you are serious about getting into a top college for you MBA.

The Ten-Day MBA; A Step-By-Step Guide To Mastering The Skills Taught In America’s Top Business Schools – 3rd Edition – by Steven A. Silbiger (2005)

If you are really in a rush to master all the skills that are available when you study for an MBA then you may find that this book is just what you need. This is a highly popular text and it has helped many people get to grips with the main ideas that you will study in an MBA. Everything is laid out in easy to manage segments and plenty of examples are given to ensure that you absorb the material more easily; there are 10 segments and you are expected to work on one a day until you reach the end of the book.

MBA Fundamentals Accounting and Finance by Michael P. Griffin (2009)

This book is part of the Kaplan MBA basic series and will provide a lot of the information you need in regards to the accounting and finance part of the course. A lot of people who are studying for an MBA will not have much time to delve into accounting and finance but this book can provide the facts they need to pass the course.

MBA Fundamentals Statistics by Paul W. Thurman (2008)

This is another Kaplan book but this time the focus is on statistics. It offers this subject in an easy to grasp manner and provides sufficient information that will be enough for those who are studying for an MBA. This book won’t make you a statistician but you will find that it suits the purposes of your MBA. This is also another good reference book to keep around even after you have finished your studies.

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