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Kaplan, Inc. and Simon & Schuster Publish M.B.A. Part-Time: An

 Insider's Guide for the Part-Time Student With a 
Full-Time Life  
Business Editors  
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2001--After years of waning 
applications, business school is once again HOT! Applications to 
business school are projected to go up for the first time in years, 
and more than two-thirds of these students will attend school 
part-time while working full-time.  
To help these overworked students meet the demands on their 
personal, professional, and academic careers, Kaplan Publishing 
introduces M.B.A Part-Time: An Insider's Guide for the Part-Time 
Student with a Full-Time Life (Kaplan, Inc. and Simon & Schuster, 
January 2001; $20.00) by Robyn Frank-Pedersen.  
To meet the needs of prospective students, business schools are 
developing new, flexible programs to appeal to students who can only 
attend part-time. Of the 100 schools surveyed by Business Week, the 
average program graduated 61 part-time M.B.A. students this year, up 
from 37 five years ago. Just 55 schools awarded part-time M.B.A. 
degrees in 1988; today, about 190 accredited programs exist, including 
35 overseas.  
This unique Kaplan guide--the first of its kind in the market and 
publishing simultaneously in print and e-book format --addresses the 
specific needs of the growing number of M.B.A. candidates juggling 
careers and school.  
M.B.A. Part-Time features interviews with admissions officers, 
professors, students, and human resources professionals, offering 
prospective students information from a variety of vantage points. 
This indispensable resource covers everything business school 
candidates need to know, including:  
--  Tips on assembling recommendations that present your work  
experience effectively   
--  Advice on financing a degree, including coverage of  
school-sponsored financial assistance plans and employee  
tuition programs  
--  Time-management advice for juggling work and school  
--  First-hand advice from current business school students and  
graduates who have successfully managed their school and work  
responsibilities  
About the author: Robyn Frank-Pedersen obtained her M.B.A. in 
finance at Fordham University while employed at Compagnie Financiere 
De Cic et de L'Union Europeenne, where she rose from Executive 
Assistant to Vice President and Risk Manager. In addition to obtaining 
her own M.B.A. on a part-time basis, Robyn also managed employees who 
followed this course, so she is familiar with the part-time 
student/full-time employee experience.  
This is the first e-book offered by Kaplan. This revolutionary new 
format is perfectly suited for the busy professional. An added bonus, 
the e-book version of MBA PT will include a special chapter on the 
GMAT (the Graduate Management Admissions Test) that is not available 
in the printed form of the book.  
Kaplan, Inc. (www.kaplan.com) is a premier provider of educational 
and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, 
Inc. offers test prep and admissions services (www.kaptest.com); K-12 
educational programs for kids and parents through SCORE! Learning, 
Inc. and www.eSCORE.com; on-site education and professional 
development at schools and universities; books and software; 
professional education services; and an extensive array of distance 
learning programs (www.KaplanCollege.com). Kaplan, Inc. is also a 
shareholder in BrassRing, Inc. (www.BrassRing.com), the 
business-to-business recruitment and hiring company that helps 
employers find and hire the right candidates faster. Kaplan, Inc. is a 
subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).  


                        AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW 
 
        To arrange an interview with the author, please contact 
         Lori Duggan Gold, PR Manager at Kaplan Publishing at 
                      lori_duggangold@kaplan.com 
                     or by phone at 212-492-5903. 
 
             M.B.A. PART-TIME: An Insider's Guide for the 
                Part-time Student with a Full-time Life 
 
                           Book Information 
                          ISBN: 0-7432-0188-4 
                    Publication date: January 2001 
                             Price: $20.00 
 
                          e-book Information 
                          ISBN: 0-7432-1431-5 
                    Publication date: January 2001 
                             Price: $10.00 
 
    Review copies are available upon request from Lori DeGeorge at 
              lori.degeorge@kaplan.simonandschuster.com 
                     or by phone at 212-698-1272. 

Note to Editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of the Washington Post 
Company (NYSE: WPO)