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Best books on b-school applications [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 12:43
Hello everyone,

Is there a consensus on which of the help books on business school applications are considered the best/most helpful? I read a few reviews on this book but haven't found many more reviews of it: http://www.amazon.com/Your-Game-Plan-Th ... +Game+Plan

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Re: Best books on b-school applications [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 02:21
Best book I read was http://www.amazon.com/Earn-Stress-Free- ... 1607146738.

Definitely not your standard MBA application book, but some interesting food for thought for sure.
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Re: Best books on b-school applications [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 06:11
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Hello everyone,

Is there a consensus on which of the help books on business school applications are considered the best/most helpful? I read a few reviews on this book but haven't found many more reviews of it: http://www.amazon.com/Your-Game-Plan-Th ... +Game+Plan

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I have this book and like it. I kept coming back to it because it has succinct profiles of all the top schools, which I found helped direct my research and then grounded me before I started my essays.

I'd also recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/Applications-Busi ... pd_sim_b_1. It's pretty cheap and is also very helpful when it comes to writing essays. I also purchased this book: http://www.amazon.com/Best-Business-Sch ... pd_sim_b_3. However, I wouldn't really recommend it, especially compared to the competition.
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Re: Best books on b-school applications [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 06:54
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Best book I read was http://www.amazon.com/Earn-Stress-Free- ... 1607146738.

Definitely not your standard MBA application book, but some interesting food for thought for sure.

One of the reviewers on Amazon says "If you're not into the whole navel-gazing, yoga, kum-ba-yah thing, you might be frustrated with this book, which is almost more a guide to "life coaching" and "becoming a better person" than it is a to-the-point collection of MBA admissions advice." Would you agree with that assessment?
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Re: Best books on b-school applications [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 10:08
I found this partiuclar book very helpful, especially with regards to building your "brand" and writing essays.
http://www.amazon.com/MBA-Admissions-St ... 0335241174

That being said, I wish I had the foresight to have read this book 3-4 years ago.
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Re: Best books on b-school applications [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 10:15
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I have this book and like it. I kept coming back to it because it has succinct profiles of all the top schools, which I found helped direct my research and then grounded me before I started my essays.

I'd also recommend this one: http://www.amazon.com/Applications-Busi ... pd_sim_b_1. It's pretty cheap and is also very helpful when it comes to writing essays. I also purchased this book: http://www.amazon.com/Best-Business-Sch ... pd_sim_b_3. However, I wouldn't really recommend it, especially compared to the competition.


I purchased this http://www.amazon.com/Applications-Busi ... pd_sim_b_1 as well,

and also http://www.amazon.com/MBA-Admission-Sma ... 1466294981

Both were pretty solid, and helped, but honestly I got more out of reading blogs and hanging out here.
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Re: Best books on b-school applications [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 22:40
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pike wrote:
Best book I read was http://www.amazon.com/Earn-Stress-Free- ... 1607146738.

Definitely not your standard MBA application book, but some interesting food for thought for sure.

One of the reviewers on Amazon says "If you're not into the whole navel-gazing, yoga, kum-ba-yah thing, you might be frustrated with this book, which is almost more a guide to "life coaching" and "becoming a better person" than it is a to-the-point collection of MBA admissions advice." Would you agree with that assessment?


Ha, like I said it is a bit different :) but I am most definitely not a navel-gazing, yoga fan and actually found it really interesting and helpful.

It's not a book that you going to read and get a whole lot of amazing tips on how to best structure your CV, or how to write the perfect essay, but it definitely will give you some 'perspective' that will flow into your essays.
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Re: Best books on b-school applications [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2013, 05:15
sepandee wrote:
Hello everyone,

Is there a consensus on which of the help books on business school applications are considered the best/most helpful? I read a few reviews on this book but haven't found many more reviews of it: http://www.amazon.com/Your-Game-Plan-Th ... +Game+Plan

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