Best MBA Books

MBA Books have covered all topics related to GMAT preparation, MBA admissions, Essay writing, MBA interview preparation. We list down some of the movers and shakers in the MBA books arena.

Best GMAT Books

Your first exposure to MBA admissions will be in the form of a standardized Computer Adaptive Test called GMAT.

  • GMAT Official Guide
  • Go for the latest edition of the Official Guide to GMAT Review.

  • Manhattan GMAT Books
  • Popular for their mock test series, Manhattan GMAT also publishes the popular Manhattan Sentence Correction GMAT Prep Guide.

  • Princeton Review GMAT Books
  • Pretty close approximation of the actual GMAT test. Contains tips, techniques and short-cuts to tackle the GMAT.

  • Kaplan GMAT Books
  • Pretty tough when it comes to practice questions and mock GMAT tests. But it’s a good course if you have the nerves to swallow the disappointing scores that their churn out.

Best MBA Admissions related Books

Wondering how to write good, or make that, great MBA essays and get into the top MBA programs?

Beyond the MBA Hype by Sameer Kamat

How to Get Into the Top MBA Programs by Richard Montauk
Great Application Essays for Business School by Paul Bodine
Your MBA Game Plan by Omari Bouknight and Scott Shrum
The Best Business Schools’ Admissions Secrets by Chioma Isiadinso
MBA Admissions Strategy by Avi Gordon

Best MBA Fiction/Non-Fiction Books

Business Doctors: Management Consulting Gone Wild by Sameer Kamat

The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
Monkey Business by John Rolfe
Ahead of the Curve by Philip Delves Broughton
The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
The Ten-Day MBA by Steven A. Silbiger
Managers Not MBAs by Henry Mintzberg
Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

Best Consulting Books

For MBA graduates, management consulting ranks among the most popular career options. Not very surprising though considering the high salaries, the elite network, the fantastic industry exposure, the excellent exit opportunities that it provides.

If you want to learn more about the career option, here’s a list of the best consulting books.

Best Leadership Books

Apart from being good managers, an MBA degree is also associated with leadership roles. Unlike management theory which is easier to teach, leadership skills are more difficult to impart. However, you can hone those skills if you can understand and appreciate the various aspects of being a good leader.

You might’ve already read some of these best leadership books

Best Psychology Books

Most of the top jobs for MBAs require people skills. Your management knowledge has very little value if you can’t understand people. A basic understanding of psychology can go a long way in helping you in your career as well as personal life.

Check out our list of the best psychology books