Now totally revised -- the 3rd edition of The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America's top business schools, including leadership, corporate ethics and compliance, financial planning, and real estate. This internationally acclaimed guide (more than 200,000 copies sold in the United States and around the world) distills the material of the most popular business-school courses taught at Harvard, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Virginia. Silbiger's research comes straight from the notes of real MBA students attending these top programs today. You will learn how to:
Read and understand financial statementsDevelop effective and comprehensive marketing plansUnderstand accounting rules and methodsManage your relationship with your bossDevelop corporate strategiesUnderstand the present value conceptUse quantitative techniques to evaluate projectsValue stock, bond, and option investmentsUnderstand the language of business lawMaster the most-used MBA jargon
At the rate of one easy-to-understand chapter a day, this classic business book enables readers to absorb the material, speak the language, and acquire the confidence and experience needed to succeed in the competitive global business world of the twenty-first century.
Can MBA programs be compressed, allowing a reader to ``get at least $20,000 of MBA education at 99 percent of the list price,'' as the author promises? Silbiger, a Philadelphia marketing manager, claims that ``one can grasp the fundamentals of an MBA without losing two years of wages.'' Unfortunately, the constraints of his questionable methodology of ``if this is Wednesday, it must be organizational behavior'' result in some topics being scanted. While Silbiger's coverage of marketing, economics and strategy is cogent, his treatments of accounting, quantitative analysis and finance are pallid. Business law and labor relations are ignored altogether; Silbiger's thoughts on ethics, negotiating and international business are superficial.
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I've read through this book and it is quite similar to the techniques and skills I learned in my MBA program (though scaled down to fit two full years of learning into a few hundred pages). For my friends considering going back for their degree, I show them this book and tell them that if they enjoy the content, an MBA is the right career choice. Many of the themes and diagrams in the various chapters are directly from the cases offered at the University of Virginia Darden school. Definitely should be viewed by anyone looking to enter a top-tier MBA program or looking to brush up on topics years after graduation.