MBA in a Nutshell: The Classic Accelerated Learner Program: The Classic Accelerated Learner Program by Milo SobelMBA in a Nutshell: The Classic Accelerated Learner Program: The Classic Accelerated Learner Program by Milo Sobel

MBA in a Nutshell: The Classic Accelerated Learner Program: The Classic Accelerated Learner Program

byMilo Sobel

Hardcover | February 10, 2010

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Master MBA key concepts without stepping foot in a classroom

Save yourself the thousands of dollars it cost for an MBA education. Dr. Milo Sobel presents core concepts taught in prestigious MBA programs such as Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford—without the heavy price tag and heavier classroom hours.

With MBA in a Nutshell, you can quickly and easily implement essential MBA core curriculum into your professional life—stripping away useless theory and focusing on practical application, which is what you really need to be successful in business.In MBA in a Nutshell, you'll learn how to:

  • Accelerate and increase incoming cash flow
  • Assess and rank investment opportunities
  • Evaluate company performance using financial statements
  • Follow step-by-step instruction to draft strategic business plans
  • Turn uncertain business forecasts into reliable estimates
  • Find ways to increase revenue and profit while dramatically reducing costs

    Chock-full of practical examples, formulas, and concepts and skills that can be immediately used and implemented, MBA in a Nutshell is a must-read to build skills to enhance your career and help your company grow and succeed.

Dr. Milo Sobel earned his doctorate from Columbia University and his MBA from the City University of New York. He has served as Manager of Training for Citibank, and is a member of the Academy of Management. As a journalist, he has regularly authored featured columns in World Executive's Digest and Chief Executive China. H...
Title:MBA in a Nutshell: The Classic Accelerated Learner Program: The Classic Accelerated Learner ProgramFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.3 × 6.1 × 1 inPublished:February 10, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071701729

ISBN - 13:9780071701723


Table of Contents


Prologue: Orientation to the Program

The MBA "Secrets of Life"

Chapter 1. Marketing and Product Management

Differing Schools of Thought

Customer Service and Customer Focus

The Macroenvironment

Dimensions of Buyer Perception

Participants in the Buying Process

The Rational Buyer Vis-à-Vis the Emotional Buyer

Cognitive Dissonance

Postpurchase Dissonance (Also Known as "Buyer's Remorse")

Dimensions of Market Segmentation

Marketing Strategies

Product Positioning

Marketing Research

The Marketing Mix



Relationship-Based Selling

Factors in Marketing Analysis

The Marketing and Product Management Checklist

Chapter 2. Accounting and Finance

Financial Statements

Tax-Reduction Considerations

"Creative" Accounting

Internal Control

Other People's Money (OPM)

Improving Cash Flow


Time Value of Money (Discounted Cash Flow)

Investment Appraisal

More Alphabet Soup?

Key Financial Ratios

Lease Versus Buy Versus Rent


Some Tips

The Accounting and Finance Checklist

Chapter 3. Human Resources and Operations Management

Human Resources Management

Dimensions of Managerial Effectiveness

Work Versus Play

Psychological Contracts in the Workplace

Line Versus Staff




Diversity and Discrimination

Crisis Management

Operations Management

Economies of Scale

Crossover Analysis

Break-Even Analysis

Linear Programming

Network Analysis

The Pareto Principle: 80/20 Rule

Queuing Theory

Monte Carlo Simulation

Just-in-Time (JIT) Production System

Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) and Reorder Point (ROP)

The Human Resources Management Checklist

The Operations Management Checklist

Chapter 4. Statistics

Conducting a Research Project

Basic Terminology

Key Statistical Measures

A Statistical Anecdote: What Is "Normal"?

Stories Behind the Statistics: Creative Interpretation

Regression Analysis

Time Series Analysis

Exponential Smoothing

Other Parametric Statistical Methods

Nonparametric Statistical Methods

A Reminder

The Statistics Checklist

Chapter 5. Economics



The Economics Checklist

Chapter 6. Technology Management

Management Information Systems

Knowledge Management

The High-Tech Challenge to Management

Progress Through Technology?

The Technology Management Checklist

Chapter 7. Business Policy and Ethics

Formulation of Ethical Standards

Application to Specific Business Issues Contracts

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

The Business Policy and Ethics Checklist

Chapter 8. Strategic Planning

Objectives, Strategies, and Tactics

Establishing Organizational Objectives

Establishing Corporate Objectives

Creating the Strategic Plan

Evaluating the Strategic Plan

Forecasting Methods

The Strategic Planning Checklist

Epilogue: Reflection, Introspection, and Enlightenment

Management Decision Making: Art or Science?

Postscript: Education and Career Pathing

You Are a Product!

Do You Really Need an MBA?

Choosing an MBA Program

Alternatives to the MBA

Recommended Reading

Organizations and Resources