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Beyond The MBA Hype  (English, Paperback, Kamat Sameer)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • ISBN: 9789350290781, 9350290782
  • Pages: 224
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Whether you are an employee looking for a change in your job profile or a fresh graduate looking for a secure financial future, an MBA degree is often seen as a silver bullet. Alas, the reality is that the MBA system, be it in India or abroad, isn't all shiny and perfect. Most MBA aspirants are confused when it comes to choosing a B-school and unsure about what to expect once they get in. The problem is particularly acute for those who can't get into top-notch schools in India and who decide to pursue their MBA ambitions overseas. In Beyond the MBA Hype, Sameer Kamat, one of India's top admission consultants, shares home truths that no B-school website or consultant will ever tell you. The book will not just help you embark on your MBA journey with more clarity, it will save you time and money, and most importantly, direct you to your career goals.
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  • Collins
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  • Sameer Kamat is the founder of MBA Crystal Ball (www.mbacrystalball.com), an admissions-consulting business that helps Indian candidates get into the top business schools across the world. An MBA from the University of Cambridge, Kamat is active on several online discussion forums where he provides free advice to thousands of candidates.
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  • 215 mm
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  • 137.00 mm
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  • 215 gr
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130 Reviews
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Why MBA ? Answer the question with clarity and confidence

Here I am done with reading your book 'Beyond the MBA hype' a short, sweet and an interesting read :).

I knew about the book sometime back yet I didn't buy it for two reasons :

1.The after-effects of reading 'Managers not MBAs' by Mintzberg. Though the first part of his book was with convincing arguments, the second part does more of a promotion for his version of an MBA program. According to him, I am a wrong candidate, doing MBA at the wrong time and at the wrong place. So I thought I s...
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Ali

Mar, 2012

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MBA Myths clarified...

Firstly, a big thanks to Sameer for writing out such a wonderful book. I'll confess that I do not fancy reading books a lot & I haven't read a book completely in the last few years. But this book caught my interest from the very first chapter, due to the lively manner in which it kicks off.

Like most MBA aspirants even I had a lot of questions about schools, application process, job prospects etc. So went through many forums & blogs online, but most of them seem to talk about stuff either fr...
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Jerry Jose

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Mar, 2012

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Mere Hype

Couple of years back i decided to do an MBA, but was not sure of which way to take,either full time or part time. I was doing analysis about MBA programmes, then accidentally i came across this book.I was enthusiastic that i may get lot of insights about MBA programmes, but this book turned out to be a dud.This book may help freshers or people who have zero idea about MBA programmes.If you have enough time to do some research in google, then you can very well skip buying this book.
All that ...
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Saravanan K

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Hype Demystified!!!

Let me start by saying this - Sameer Kamat’s “Beyond the MBA Hype: A Guide to Understanding and Surviving B-Schools” can be rightly regarded as - “A Comprehensive Solution” for those who have a dream. Dream for a better career, Dream for a better lifestyle and …most importantly – A Dream of pursuing an MBA. This book provides brings in realistic and descriptive process of the entire life cycle of a typical MBA Aspirant who believes that MBA is the key to success.

This book starts off from th...
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Aakash Chhablani

Oct, 2011

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I looked Beyond the MBA HYPE!

Some background.
-> I was an MBA aspirant and gave the myriad number of exams from CAT to GMAT.
-> Rejected a top Indian college cos I got a great score on my GMAT.
-> Finally decided not to do an MBA and went ahead and started my own business (Sweet 'n' Swirl Ice Creams) ;)

The actual review:

Pro's:
-> A simple and fast read, to the point and informative.
-> In-expensive, costs as much as a coffee but definitely worth much more!
-> A go to guide before you plan on doing an MBA.
-> Basicall...
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Ashwin Dange

Jan, 2014

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A practical guide for any MBA aspirant

With a reference to Sachin on the very first page,Sameer instantly connects with his readers.He maintains this connect throughout the book by taking us through the journey of a fictional MBA aspirant 'Mitu' . Many an MBA aspirant will be able to relate to this as they would have been in similar situations.The book has a very 'Chetan Bhagat' feel to it in the way it handles the entire 'phoren MBA' process and reading the whole book is a rather enjoyable affair.

Key takeaways from the book inc...
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Adriel Frederick

Dec, 2011

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Excellent Guide for prospective MBAs

This book is an excellent guide for anyone who is thinking about an International MBA. It is very insightful and more importantly honest about everything associated with an international MBA. Despite the fact that the author himself can be identified as a stakeholder in the MBA industry, he has refrained from presenting an over-optimistic view about what a international MBA means for an individual. Whether you are confused about when, how and why to apply to b-schools or about what you can ex...
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Prashanta Chettri

Nov, 2011

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What MBA 101 should be about

Me: Dude, did you read that book on MBA I gave you the other day?
Dude: Yeah, but I couldn't find any quantitative or verbal questions in it.

While the above dialogue is a work of fiction, most people would concur that "a book on MBA" has become synonymous for preparatory material for MBA entrance exams. Which is why 'Beyond the MBA Hype' by Sameer Kamat comes as a refreshing change.

The book covers all points in the value chain - the entrance preparation, the applications, the â??MBAâ?, ...
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Pratyush

Mar, 2012

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An Indispensable Tool in Your MBA Game-Plan

Earning am MBA from abroad - the entire journey is akin to a marathon. The whole process can easily seem to be overwhelming, daunting task - even more so, for an Indian MBA aspirant.
In this excellently written book, Sameer has provided us with invaluable insights into the entire process - starting from the all-important Why an MBA question, to selecting the right B-School fit for you, to offering glimpses inside the MBA curriculum and finally the various carrer options post-MBA.
His e...
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Sayan Dev

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Oct, 2011

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Unbiased & Real Picture behind Glamorous MBA Dream

Just finished reading the book, "Beyond the MBA hype".

Would like to extend my appreciations to author for bringing out the unbiased views on the MBA dream. Specially the sections explaining post MBA career options.
The book is good supplementing material for the MBA aspirants including myself, helping them to weigh the options available more rationally.

Thanks for providing a insightful read.
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Parveen Sinwer

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Oct, 2011

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