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The Essential MBA

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November 2011 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
The Essential MBA is a must read for all MBA students and those thinking of embarkeing on such a course. It is equally essential for all those who wish to refresh or pick up the basics of Business and Management but cannot enroll in a course that teaches the subject.

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

- Chapter overview and key concepts: A brief chapter overview and list of key concepts that will help the reader navigate through each chapter
-Case illustrations: Case illustrations that reinforce understanding of the key concepts
-Definitions: Key terms are clearly defined for quick reference
- Summary and questions for reflection: A review of the main concepts and issues to be sure that the reader is clear on what was covered, and why. Questions are provided at the end of each chapter to encourage the reader to explore that has been learnt
- Further reading: Relevant articles and book chapters that will enhance the reader’s understanding of each chapter

The core areas covered are Organizational Behaviour; Human Resource Management; Marketing; Accounting and Finance; Economics; Operations Management; Corporate Social Responsibility; Strategic Management; Research Approaches; and, Study Skills.
Susan Miller
Introduction and Overview
Susan Miller
Organizational Behaviour
Peter Hamilton
Human Resource Management
Dr Dianne Deane
Marketing
Tony Boczko
Accounting and Finance
Professor Tony Cockerill
Economics
Dr. Christos-Dimitris Tsinopoulos and Dr. Emmanuel Adamides
Operations Management
Dr. Timothy Campbell
Corporate Social Responsibility
Susan Miller
Strategy
Susan Miller
Research Approaches
Susan Miller
Study Skills
 
Index

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

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

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