2018 Comprehensive MBA Research Guide

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"The exhaustive school specific research compiled in the Guide, covering history, culture, courses and specialties, saved me from spending countless hours on forums and gave me an adequate understanding of the school" - MIT Sloan MBA Candidate

Only a select few truly achieve their post-MBA Goal. Most of them have to compromise their career path by choosing Finance or Consulting to pay the debt. Even if you are self-funded, the tribal call to pick either of the two job function or industry will limit your choices.

There is nothing wrong in selecting either of the two if your goals and personality matches the job responsibilities. Otherwise, the $200,000 investment can turn ugly in just 3-5 years.

F1GMAT's Comprehensive MBA Research Guide will teach you how to select MBA programs through a bottom-up approach.

Articulating your Post-MBA Goals and Career Path is the FIRST step. Which program will give you that hike in Salary, Switch in Career, Change in Location or Job Satisfaction?

We cover them all through our extensive analysis.

Pages: 354

Comprehensive MBA Research Guide:
Top MBA Programs by 19 Specializations:
+ General Management
+ Finance
+ Consulting
+ Marketing
+ Strategy
+ Operations Management
+ Supply Chain Management
+ Luxury Management
+ Information Systems
+ Hospitality Management
+ Accounting
+ Energy
+ Non-Profit
+ Wine
+ Sports
+ Sustainability
+ Leadership Development
+ Military &
+ International

+ Top MBA Program Ranking
Top 20 MBA Programs - Tuition Fee (2017)   
Top 31 MBA Programs in United States – Total Cost & Salary (2017)   

Top 60 MBA – GMAT and GPA (Average & Median)
Top 20 European MBA Programs - Tuition Fee, Total Cost & Salary   
Top 20 European MBA Programs (Based on Actual Salary Increase)   
Top 20 European MBA Programs (Short-term return on investment)   
Top 20 Affordable European MBA Programs   
Top 10 MBA in UK – Salary & Fee   
Top MBA Destinations Based on Happiness Index   
Top MBA Destinations based on Innovation Index   
Top 10 MBA Job Markets based on Cost of living and Purchasing Power   
Top MBA Destination: By Economy   

+ How to Choose the Best MBA Program: Factors to Consider
Define Post-MBA Goals
Pick your Path: Generalize or Specialize
Use Moral Algebra Method
Use Multi-Attribute Utility Theory
Understand the Top 5 Risks
Measure MBA Career Service Team's Effectiveness
Use Bookending to Calculate MBA Admission Chance
Use Net Present Value to Calculate MBA Return on Investment
Don't Fall for the Mere Exposure Effect
Best Practices to find the truth in MBA Information Session or MBA Tour

Comparisons - Top MBA Programs
Harvard vs. Stanford MBA
Wharton vs. Columbia MBA   
MIT vs. Stanford MBA   
Haas vs. Ross MBA   
Kellogg vs Ross MBA   
Booth vs Wharton MBA   
MIT Sloan vs Tuck MBA   
IIMA vs. ISB   


1) Will I get updates for FREE?
Yes. We routinely add the updated version of the MBA Research Guide to your account. With 1 purchase your access to the store is valid for 1 Year. Login to the Store and Click the Files Tab to see the latest updates

2) Will I get F1GMAT's Analysis and Comparison Articles (MIT vs Stanford MBA etc.)
We frequently include Analysis and Comparison between two top MBA programs in our Research Guide.

3) What are the upcoming updates/new chapters?

1) MBA in France
2) MBA in Germany
3) MBA in the UK
4) MBA in Spain
5) MBA in Italy

4) Who should I contact for any questions about the Research Guide?

You can contact the Editor at editor@f1gmat.com or Call us at USA (Ph): +1 415-800-3806 or Skype us at F1GMAT


"Helped a literature student like me, understand Net Present Value and method of calculating return on investment." - UK (Stanford MBA Candidate)

"The exhaustive school specific research compiled in the Guide, covering history, culture, courses and specialties, saved me from spending countless hours on forums and gave me an adequate understanding of the school". - India/Japan (MIT Sloan MBA)

"I stumbled on the research guide after reading the article Top 20 MBA programs - Tuition Fee in F1GMAT's blog. I didn't have high expectations for the book, but reading the chapter on Net Present Value was the tipping point. The thought and thoroughness with which the chapters have been written make the book different from what other consultants have written. The book is not a teaser for any consulting service. It is a Master reference book" - US (Harvard MBA)

"This book challenges you to think and question the assumptions and confirmation biases you see in MBA tours and information sessions. A book for those who love numbers, trends and deep analysis. Brilliant!" - US (London Business School MBA Candidate)