- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Kogan Page; 3 edition (3 August 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0749469900
- ISBN-13: 978-0749469900
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,71,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The 30 Day MBA: Your Fast Track Guide to Business Success Paperback – Import, 3 Aug 2013
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"A great refresher and would also work as a primer for prospective students. Working through this book and tests should help you sound like an MBA and probably even pass for one!" (Customer review)
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Includes hundreds of free open access resources provides access to lectures from the world's top business schools
Gives busy, cash strapped, knowledge hungry managers 90% of the value of an MBA at 0.0001% of the cost
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Irrespective of the small print, the book does deliver a very good overview of subjects covered by an MBA degree. It could equally be a primer for business students generally and for those whose are active in business life but have not been studying for some time.
Accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behaviour, business history, business law, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility, operations management, quantitative and qualitative research and analysis and finally strategy are all brought under the author’s expert tutelage, providing a concise overview on the subject and direction to many resources and case studies that can provide further enlightenment to the reader.
It just feels like it works. It is written in an open, accessible style that draws you in and gets you wanting to read more, even if ordinarily the subject might be one of the last things you want to read about. Things are always changing in the business world, so experienced “old hands” could find this a worthy refresher course to help validate their knowledge without feeling ashamed or uninformed. For the more inexperienced this can be a goldmine.
Many people assume that there is an almost-standard definition about an MBA, although it seems that many business schools cut elements from the curricula as they are “too practical” and thus not suited towards academia. Yet they may be precisely the skills a future business leader should have. Maybe this book can also help fill in some gaps. Sales and the art of selling is one such example the author cites. Every business needs sales, yet most MBA programmes seem not to touch on it, or hide it within subjects such as marketing where it is hardly considered with the importance that it deserves.
About the biggest niggle with the book is its habit of mixing several currencies with every example given. It just got in the way and for what? Nothing. Even a first-year business student will understand that currencies vary. A small complaint but something that was an irritation with every repetition. Yet the book itself deserves high praise. It has the potential to be a great companion for you when you need it. One of those books that you might not necessarily know you need until you have it on your bookshelf. Its comprehensive index lets you dig in deep before being directed to a source of educational enlightenment. The price is hardly going to be troubling too.
The other main criticism I have is that the author spends a lot of time writing about irrelevant stuff. He provides examples and history that, while possibly interesting, do not apply to what a manager/worker wants to know. Much of the content is abstract or overly general (e.g., he writes about several different schools of economic thought, without tying it back to the real world) to provide value.
Let me also state my biases: I recently went to a top-ten (US) MBA program, and have mixed feelings. But I learned a lot because (a) I spent a lot of time trying to learn and (b) i was surrounded by teammates and classmates who were very good at certain skills, or just plain smarter than me. Again, this book can be a reference, but is not much of a teaching tool.