The MBA Handbook

The MBA Handbook

Sheila Cameron
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‭‘An absolutely vital resource for anyone doing an MBA. It will help you at every ‭stage: before, during and after your MBA.’

‭Alex Elferink, MBA Graduate, Cass Business School, City University ‭Praise for previous edition

‭‘The MBA Handbook appropriately introduces theoretical concepts and real-life ‭examples to underpin practice-based exercises and thinking.’

‭Jayne Mothersdale, Governor and Principal Lecturer, Learning & Teaching, ‭Leeds Beckett University

‭New edition of the definitive text for business students.

‭Undertaking any postgraduate management study is a big investment on many levels. The MBA ‭Handbook is the definitive text in this area and explains what will be expected from you on a ‭personal, professional and academic level. Designed to prepare and support you throughout  ‭your studies and your career, the book is clearly structured and simply written around the ‭following sections:

  • ‭‭Understanding the MBA and postgraduate study – covering self-management, time-‭management and planning as well as common challenges and how to overcome them;
  • ‭‭Transferable learning skills – covering professional development, diagrams, numbers and ‭data analysis, teamwork and leadership, and crucially, case studies and problem solving;
  • Skills for assessment – covering preparation for the unique assessments that await in MBA and ‭PG study, including speaking and presentations, writing, exams, projects and theses;
  • Afterwards – how to start and shape your career.‭‭

This successful text has been thoroughly updated to include:

  • New and updated activities, examples and exercises in every chapter to help evaluate your ‭progress and put ideas into practice.
  • Mini-cases and real-life study and business examples integrated throughout the book.
  • ‭‭Support for distance learning students and extended coverage of issues relating to EFL and  ‭ESL students.‭

Visit the companion website at for worksheets and self-assessment

‭Sheila Cameron has worked for the Open University Business ‭School since its inception. She has been involved in its MBA ‭programme since its earliest design stages in a variety of roles, ‭including a period as MBA Director. Sheila is also the author of ‭The Business Students Handbook.