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The MBA Handbook Study Skills for Postgraduate Management Study

by Sheila Cameron

  • ISBN: 9780273646532
  • ISBN10: 0273646532

The MBA Handbook Study Skills for Postgraduate Management Study

by Sheila Cameron

  • List Price: $72.50
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 4
  • Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Pubns
  • Publish date: 11/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780273646532
  • ISBN10: 0273646532
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Description: Introduction. 1. Using this Handbook: How the Book is Structured;Before Deciding on a Programme. 2. What MBA's and Related Qualifications Offer. 3. Choosing a Master's Programme: Assessing your present position and goals; Choosing the best route; Choosing between institutions; Pre-course preparation. 4. Preparing for Master's Level Study: Gaining organisational support; Managing stress; Coping with unavoidable stress; Developing assertiveness skills; Exploiting IT; Preparatory reading. 5. The Time Problem: Assessing the problem; Freeing the additional time you need. 6. Managing Time at Work: Basic time management principles; Putting principles into practice; Developing learning skills. 7. Effective Learning: Finding a place; The advantage of studying at regular times. Developing a study plan; Clarifying your study objectives; Using time effectively; Exercises which can be used during study breaks. 8. Learning from learning theory: What is learning? Kolb's theory; Learning styles. 9. Improving Reading Skills: Eye movements; Increasing reading speed; Selecting reading material; Choosing your reading speed; Photo-reading for accelerated learning; Taking notes. 10. Using Diagrams: The importance of diagrams; Brain patterns or mind maps; Relationship diagrams; Rich pictures; Systems maps; Multiple-cause diagrams; Other diagramming techniques. 11. Working in teams: Task and process; Behaviours seen in groups; Choosing a group; Becoming effective as a group; Other aids to group effectiveness; The dangers of group work; Becoming more effective in a Group; The role of informal groups. 12. Learning from case studies: The place of case studies; Coping with cases; A method for approaching cases. 13. Using numbers: Causes of difficulty; Why managers need maths; Representing numbers; Range; Distributions and histograms; Bar charts; Pie charts; Graphs; Estimating; Rounding; Fractions, percentages and ratios; Using equations; Working with brackets; Appendix: Cracking the code: Skills for assessment. 14. Scoring well in assessment: Assessment in context; Common causes of failure; Assessment as communication. 15. Writing assignments and reports: Assignment planning; Developing your material; Drafting written assignments; Using report format; The basics of clear English; Helpfile 1: Glossary of terms used in examination and assessment questions; Helpfile 2: Spelling (The right word); Helpfile 3: Punctuation and grammar. 16. Making presentations: The risks of presenting; Structure; Delivery technique; Visual aids; Handling questions; Dealing with nerves; Preparation; Passing examinations; Types of written examination; Common causes of failure; Exam preparation; During the examination. 17. Other forms of assessment: The reasons for alternative approaches; Portfolio assessment; Constructing your portfolio; Assessment centres; Preparing for assessment via simulation; Viva voce examinations; Preparing for a viva voce examination. 18. Projects, theses and dissertations: The objectives of a management thesis or dissertation; The role of a supervisor; Topic choice; Generating possible topics; Topic selection; Literature search; Data planning; Project planning and control; Writing up afterwards. 19. Beyond your Master's: Lifelong learning; Reassessing your objectives; Exploring options; Making an effective job Application; Technology and recruitment; Going forward. References. Index.
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