The key to doing well in an MBA can often appear to be shrouded in mystery, 'success' being a concept available only to the brilliant or the very lucky. MBA with Distinction proposes that MBAs are not mystery prizes linked to the wheel of fortune, but quite the reverse. They can be seen as a process which, if approached systematically, can be managed effectively. The advice in this book will assist readers to distinguish themselves as good MBA students, while developing their individual learning and writing styles. It will enable readers to optimise their abilities, as well as the time they have available. It explains the process of how the MBA works, because once students understand this, they can then begin to manage their own learning. MBA with Distinction will help all students do well in their MBAs by enabling them to feel 'in control' of their course, rather than being submerged by it. It also includes handy 'with distinction!' tips along the way for those who seek to excel in their programme.
Caroline Gatrell joined Lancaster University Management School in 1998, having completed the Lancaster Executive MBA with a distinction. She has been involved as both tutor and examiner with a number of the university's pretigious graduate business degrees. She is currently directing an Action Research project to evaluate the effectiveness of "Children First" - an early years education and childcare partnership.Sharon Turnbull joined Lancaster University Management School in 1994 having gained an Executive MBA with distinction, and has been involved with many of the School's important graduate degree programmes. She has also been cohort leader of the British Airways MBA, teaches on International Master programme and the MA in Management learning . She currently co-directs the MPhil/PhD in Critical Management.