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Indispensable guide to top schools, 27 Aug 2002
This book became an indispensable reference throughout the selection and application process for the top business schools. The fact that the authors were recent graduates, and have analysed in such detail the character, learning style and criteria for admission is tremendously useful when you yourself are trying to research the schools and establish your shortlist.
A couple of years ago I bought the Which MBA book - a pretty good general guide, but it doesn't even come close to the detail of Getting the MBA Admissions Edge - entire chapters dedicated to each school - Harvard, Wharton, LBS and the other top 10 schools. They go through all the essay questions with both good samples and analysis of what lies behind an efective, persuasive and personal answer.
All the schools end up asking you why you have applied to their school (one of the key questions), and you've got a lot more confidence to provide a solid answer. In fact, the book also helps you ask good questions of the alum, colleagues, HR directors and anyone else that you talk to as part of your research.
A really great book for anyone thinking of doing an MBA.