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What's Your MBA IQ?: A Manager's Career Development Tool

ISBN: 978-0-470-43957-9
384 pages
September 2009
What’s your MBA IQ? A combination of what you know and how much you’ve applied this knowledge on the job, your MBA IQ is what defines your management knowledge in today’s business climate. It’s what keeps you at the top of your profession, an expert in your specialized field with an understanding, as well, of cross-functional disciplines.

Arming you with a solid foundation across the entire MBA curriculum to interact with colleagues, clients, senior management, and professors at a higher, more advanced level, international business expert Devi Vallabhaneni helps you get the most from MBA-level topics—and ultimately, develop your career. This authoritative road map facilitates advanced management education and reveals a structured approach for career development in the management profession, equipping you with nuts and bolts coverage of:

  • General management, leadership, and strategy
  • Operations management • Marketing management
  • Quality and process management • Human resources management
  • Accounting • Finance
  • Information technology
  • Corporate control, law, ethics, and governance
  • International business
  • Project management
  • Decision sciences and managerial economics

The related self-assessment exercises available at www.mbaiq.com allow you to compute your MBA IQ. You can find out where your weaknesses are and then begin to develop your knowledge base to gain proficiency in all management areas and become a true business generalist.

Since the MBA degree has become a de facto standard in management education, the goal of What’s Your MBA IQ? is to make the knowledge contained in an MBA accessible to all business practitioners. As a result, this book is equally relevant to business practitioners, whether or not they pursue an MBA. Also, your organization can use What’s Your MBA IQ? to assess its business practitioners’ readiness for corporate rotation programs, high potential programs, the CABM, the CBM, or an MBA degree.

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Learning Module 1: General Management, Leadership, and Strategy.

Learning Module 2: Operations Management.

Learning Module 3: Marketing Management.

Learning Module 4: Quality and Process Management.

Learning Module 5: Human Resources Management.

Learning Module 6: Accounting.

Learning Module 7: Finance.

Learning Module 8: Information Technology.

Learning Module 9: Corporate Control, Law, Ethics, and Governance.

Learning Module 10: International Business.

Learning Module 11: Project Management.

Learning Module 12: Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics.



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Devi Vallabhaneni, CABM, CBM, CPA, is the President and CEO of the Association of Professionals in Business Management. Prior to founding this nonprofit and higher-education organization, she worked for Gap, Inc., in international business development, as well as in Gap's online business development where she was responsible for devising expansion strategies for Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy brands. In addition, she helped start and worked with Arthur Andersen's litigation services practice at their Singapore and Hong Kong offices. She earned her MBA from the Harvard Business School and sincerely believes that sustained career development begins with knowledge development.
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"In the preface to her book What's Your MBA IQ? A Manager's Career Development Tool, Devi Vallabhaneni wishes she had had this book with her before she started her MBA at the Harvard Business School. Therein lies the inspiration for the book. MBA, she says, is like mastering a language and that one year shouldn’t be used for just picking up the basics. This book, therefore, is a guide for students preparing for their MBA entrance exams." (Livemint.com, August 15, 2010)

"The MBA IQ is what defines your management knowledge in today's ever-changing business cilmate. This informative book, by the president and CEO of the Association of Professionals in Business Management, serves as a roadmap, facilitating advanced management education." (AM New York, November 2, 2009)

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