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The Essential MBA

The Essential MBA

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December 2011 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

For help preparing for, and support during your MBA course, The Essential MBA brings together a comprehensive overview of the main subjects taught on MBA and business and management programs in one book.

Each chapter is written by a specialized contributor and offers students a helpful introduction to each topic of study, including:

  • Useful sections on research methods and study skills
  • Further reading recommendations and questions for reflection
  • A critical perspective of the subject matter; discussions of the underlying assumptions of mainstream theories; and reviews of alternative approaches.

Covering many key areas of management, this text is an invaluable guide for MBA students, as well as offering a useful introduction for undergraduate and graduate students of business and management and practitioners interested in reflecting how some areas of current thinking relate to their own experience and practice.

Susan Miller
Introduction and Overview
Susan Miller
Organizational Behaviour
Peter Hamilton
Human Resource Management
Dr Dianne Deane
Tony Boczko
Accounting and Finance
Professor Tony Cockerill
Dr. Christos-Dimitris Tsinopoulos and Dr. Emmanuel Adamides
Operations Management
Dr. Timothy Campbell
Corporate Social Responsibility
Susan Miller
Susan Miller
Research Approaches
Susan Miller
Study Skills

As the title suggests The Essential MBA is a must read book. It is fundamental to MBA students as well as to those thinking of embarking on this course. The Essential MBA collects and critically explores core subjects typically taught on MBA degrees in a most accessible language. I highly recommend the book not only to MBA students and teachers but also to those attending other business and management courses
Suzana B. Rodrigues
Professor of International Business and Organization, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

This is a text for the thinking MBA student who wants to look beyond the well-worn recipes and tired nostrums that permeate much of management teaching. The critical and reflexive approaches of each chapter promote thought and analysis in the wide range of management disciplines covered
David C Wilson
Professor of Strategy and Organization, University of Warwick

A very comprehensive and detailed book into the main and relevant areas of an MBA
All you need to know - straight to the point with good concrete example of good practice and research techniques

Mr Vernon Ambris
care , paragon skills for industry
August 14, 2012

Some useful chapters to support more specific reading on the MBA medical leadership programme.

Dr Jill Aylott
Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
May 16, 2012

I have decided to adopt this text for MBA for the academic year 2011.
The content of this text is easy to understand for my students.
Simple cases in the text are also useful for the discussion in the class.

Professor De Silva Shanaka
Marketing, Otemon Gakuin University
July 12, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One