Once a luxury for the elite, the MBA is increasingly becoming a necessary asset for all those hoping to clinch (and hold on to) top managerial positions. Every year, the number of candidates applying to the top schools goes up, and with it the quality of the competition. To ensure your place in the b-school of your dreams, you really do have to stand out from the crowd. With advice specific to the US MBA community, this 600+ page book will improve your chances of admission to the schools of your choice. It features an in-depth analysis of applying to each school, a step-by-step method for positioning your dossier, extensive analysis of the classic essay questions (over 100 essays reviewed) and the strategies to employ and traps to avoid in the GMAT, TOEFL, essays, interviews, and letters of recommendation. Stop Press: Includes new chapter on Wharton, packed with insider advice. You will find strategies to refine your application to match the profile of the schools of your choice. For each of the 10 MBA programs featured, up-to-date information is given on the curriculum, its strengths and weaknesses, teaching methods (15 pages per school), as well as an in-depth analysis of the admissions dossiers of each school, with customized advice to master each application (25 pages per school), interviews with the Admissions Directors of each MBA and insider views written by successfully admitted students to the different schools. This is the only book on MBAs that has been officially supported and sponsored by McKinsey & Company, BCG, Goldman Sachs, Bain & Company, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, AT Kearney, Novartis, Bertlesmann, Vivendi-Universal, Cap Gemini and Roland Berger & Partners.