MBA In A Day: What You Would Learn At Top-Tier Business Schools (If You Only Had The Time!)

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MBA In A Day: What You Would Learn At Top-Tier Business Schools (If You Only Had The Time!)

Steven Stralser
«The Extracted MBA: : A Topical Reference for the Contemporary MBA»

Wiley | ISBN 978-0471680543 | (September 24, 2004) | 1st Edition | pdf | 320 pages | 2.70 MB

Book Description

The same critical information top business schools teach
Based on Professor Stralser's popular seminar series, MBA in a Day? is specifically designed for the busy professional (physician, attorney, architect, nonprofit executive, etc.) or entrepreneur/small business owner, who needs to know about the "business-side" of their practice, organization or business. With comprehensive coverage of vital business topics, important concepts and proven strategies taught at top graduate schools, this handy book offers a complete business education without the hassle of enrolling in an MBA program. Divided into four sections covering management and policy; economics, finance, and accounting; marketing; and systems and processes; this straightforward guide is easy to navigate and simple to use. Packed with illustrative examples, helpful anecdotes, and real-world case studies, this commonsense guide covers everything busy professionals would learn at the very best business schools-if they only had the time.
Steven Stralser, PhD (Phoenix, AZ), is Clinical Professor and Managing Director, The Global Entrepreneurship Center at Thunderbird: The American Graduate School of International Management and founder and CEO of The Center for Professional Development, Inc., an organization dedicated to post-graduate training and education of today's professionals.

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Based on Steven Stralser’s popular seminar series, MBA in a Day® offers concise, comprehensive coverage of the vital business topics, important concepts, and proven strategies taught at top business schools. For busy professionals, this straightforward guide offers a comprehensive business education without the time and money of graduate school.

Though suitable for anyone, this book is especially helpful for professional service providers–such as doctors and lawyers–who have extensive training in their profession, but want to learn the business skills necessary to manage a practice or small business. MBA in a Day fills the gap for those who need to understand fundamental business principles they were never taught during their professional education in specialized fields such as law, medicine, engineering, and architecture.

Small business owners and entrepreneurs will find here the same tactics and strategies that full-time MBA students use to get ahead. These classic business essentials are written in plain English, adaptable to any industry or profession, and applicable to today’s complex economic world. Packed with illustrative examples, helpful anecdotes, and real-world case studies, it’s useful as both a guide to learning the fundamentals of business and as a handy reference on your bookshelf.

Divided into four sections–covering management and policy; economics, finance, and accounting; marketing; and systems and processes–this handy resource is easy to navigate and simple to use.
    Inside, you’ll find MBA-level advice on these topics and many more:
    Human resources and personal interaction
    Ethics and leadership skills
    Fair negotiation tactics
    Basic business accounting practices
    Fundamentals of economics
    Marketing strategies
    Advertising and promotion
    Effective communication and presentations
    Project management
    Information technology
    Using the Internet for business purposes
    Quality control measures
For professionals focused on the day-to-day challenges of running a successful practice, operating a small business, or launching a new venture, MBA in a Day presents the essential principles and concepts taught at today’s best business schools.

From the Back Cover
Praise for MBA IN A DAY®

"Dr. Stralser’s book, MBA in a Day is must reading for every physician who is in a management role, anticipates management responsibilities, or functions in a private, solo, or group practice setting. Insights into the fundamentals of management, marketing, personnel management, finance, and economics will add to one’s satisfaction and understanding of his or her contribution in the delivery of modern medicine."
–Anthony F. Vuturo, MD, MPH, FACPE
Senior Vice President, Canyon Ranch Health Resort
Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona College of Medicine

"After thirteen years in the National Hockey League, making the transition from professional athlete to entrepreneur has been eased by the practical knowledge that I have implemented from Professor Stralser’s MBA in a Day."
–Jim Johnson
Cofounder, FlexxCoach, e-learning for coaches and athletes
Former National Hockey League player

"Increased demands, limited time, and higher expectations challenge executives as never before. MBA in a Day is an excellent resource to cut through all the noise and focus on fundamental guiding business principles."
–David E. Ratcliffe
Director, The Merrill Lynch Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management

"Steve Stralser is a master teacher. An MBA from Wharton or Harvard will cost you an arm and a leg. Read this terrific book and invest the money you would have spent on tuition into your own business."
–Robert Kramer, PhD
Director, Executive Education Programs
School of Public Affairs, American University

"The ‘fundamental’ business principles that Professor Stralser teaches in MBA in a Day are integral to sustaining a fast-growing business by any entrepreneur not formally trained in these concepts."
–Kenny Kramm
Founder, FlavorX
An Inc. 500 Company

About the Author
STEVEN STRALSER, PhD, is a clinical professor at Thunderbird: The Garvin School of International Management, where he teaches entrepreneurship. He is the founder and CEO of the Center for Professional Development, an organization dedicated to the further training and development of professionals. Dr. Stralser’s MBA in a Day® seminar series brings leading-edge concepts and principles taught in today’s best business schools to professionals everywhere.