Insider's Guide for the Part-Time Student With a
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
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
-- Advice on financing a degree, including coverage of
school-sponsored financial assistance plans and employee
-- 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
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
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
Publication date: January 2001
Publication date: January 2001
Review copies are available upon request from Lori DeGeorge at
or by phone at 212-698-1272.
Note to Editors: Kaplan is a subsidiary of the Washington Post
Company (NYSE: WPO)
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