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The 30 Day MBA

The 30 Day MBA

Your Fast Track Guide to Business Success

Colin Barrow


The 30 Day MBA provides explanations, analysis, case studies and examples to give you all the relevant knowledge and skills that an MBA graduate possesses.

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About the book

Drawing on the twelve core disciplines of business, including business law, economics, marketing and finance, this fourth edition of the hugely successful The 30 Day MBA shows you how to use key business concepts and tools to assess business decisions and implement strategy.

Now with a new concept for each chapter - including crowdfunding, digital marketing, business incubators and the 80/20 principle - The 30 Day MBA also provides coverage of the key optional modules: Mergers and Acquisitions and International Business. New case studies include Chilango, TomTom, Heinz, Hotel Chocolat, Shell, The Card Factory and Addidas among others.

Including a range of free online questions and answers that enable you to self-assess your knowledge, this bestselling classroom-free guide is brimming with models, international case studies and practical applications of key theories, placing MBA skills within reach of all professionals and students.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 0: List of figures
    • Chapter - 0: List of tables
    • Chapter - 0: Introduction
    • Chapter - 1: Accounting
    • Chapter - 2: Finance
    • Chapter - 3: Marketing
    • Chapter - 4: Organizational behaviour
    • Chapter - 5: Business history
    • Chapter - 6: Business law
    • Chapter - 7: Economics
    • Chapter - 8: Entrepreneurship
    • Chapter - 9: Ethics and social responsibility
    • Chapter - 10: Operations management
    • Chapter - 11: Quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
    • Chapter - 12: Strategy


The bottom line is: buy this book and save £100,000 on attending a two-year MBA programme. Every manager will gain useful insights from this book and it will no doubt fast-track less experienced managers' careers.
Professional Manager

A great refresher and would also work as a primer for prospective students. Working through this book and tests should help you sound like an MBA and probably even pass for one!
Customer review

I've always had that niggling feeling that I'm missing some key concepts and ideas that could really help me. The book is simple and concise and covers everything in exactly the level of detail I need, to fill in those missing gaps.
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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749475000
  • Edition: 4
  • Published: 3rd January 2016
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 344 pages

About the Author

Colin Barrow has spent 15 years applying the principles and knowledge acquired through his own MBA to successfully running companies. He has lectured, researched and collaborated with colleagues in business schools in the UK, America, Australia, the Far East and throughout Europe and is currently a visiting fellow at Cranfield University and teaches there regularly. He is also the author of The Business Plan Workbook and Financial Management for the Small Business (both published by Kogan Page).

Colin Barrow