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TitleBeyond the MBA Hype: A Guide to Understanding and Surviving B-Schools: Indian Edition
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Table of Contents
                            Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
1 Why Go for an MBA?
	ONCE UPON A TIME
	PRIMARY MOTIVATIONS
	WHERE’S THE NEGATIVE PUBLICITY?
2 The Application Process
	CHOOSING A BUSINESS SCHOOL
	PROFILE EVALUATION
	COMPONENTS OF AN MBA APPLICATION
	PITFALLS OF STANDARDIZED TESTING
	WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE SCHOOLS?
	LIES, DAMNED LIES AND STATISTICS IN MBA APPLICATIONS
3 The MBA Industry
	HOW BIG IS IT ANYWAY?
	THE KEY STAKEHOLDERS
	HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR MBA PROFILE FOR THE TOP B-SCHOOLS
4 Teaching and Evaluation Techniques
	LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS
	CASE STUDIES
	INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS
	GROUP ASSIGNMENTS
	GUEST LECTURES
	INDUSTRY TOURS
5 Saved by the Bell (Inside the Class)
	CORE SUBJECTS – HOW CORE ARE THEY ANYWAY?
	THE UTILITY OF ELECTIVES
	PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
6 The Skills Gap
	SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THE BUSINESS WORLD
	SKILLS THEY ATTEMPT TO TEACH
	WHAT THEY CAN NEVER TEACH YOU AT B-SCHOOL
7 Networking
	WHAT DOES IT MEAN AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
	WHY IT DOESN’T WORK FOR A MAJORITY
	STRAIN ON PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
	SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
8 Internships
	A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP?
	INTERNSHIP VARIATIONS
9 Career Hunt
	IMPLICATIONS OF BUSINESS CYCLES
10 Career Change
	TECHNOLOGY
	INVESTMENT BANKING
	ACCOUNTING/ASSURANCE/ADVISORY
	MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
	HUMAN RESOURCES
	PHILANTHROPY/NON-PROFIT/SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
	PRIVATE EQUITY/VENTURE CAPITAL
11 So What’s Your Goal?
	KNOWLEDGE
	CAREER CHANGE
	NETWORKING
	MONEY
Appendix A - What do the Experts Have to Say?
Appendix B - A Day in the Life of an MBA Student
Appendix C - Useful Links
Appendix D - The Query List
Appendix E - How to Get into the Best MBA Programmes
Appendix F - How to Choose the Right Country for Your MBA
Appendix G - How to Select the Right B-school
Appendix H - How to Prepare for the GMAT
Appendix I - How to Write Impactful MBA Essays
Appendix J - How to Create an Impressive Résumé
Appendix K - How to Manage Recommendations
Appendix L - How to Prepare for MBA Interviews
Appendix M - About MBA Crystal Ball
Appendix N - MBA Clichés and What They Really Mean
                        

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