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Book Review: MBA Is Not About Money, Blazer, Arrogance by Krishna Kranthi

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MBA Is Not About Money, Blazer, Arrogance by Krishna Kranthi is an excellent book which explains the value that an MBA adds to a student’s current knowledge, as well as the perspective hiring companies.

Kranthi begins the adventure through the prism of a newly registered student, Revant, who begins an intensive MBA program at S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) in Mumbai, India. The school is known for its superb faculty, alumni, industry connections and special programs in areas like entrepreneurialship.

Revant and his fellow classmates, Mahesh and Pravin, enter upon a new world on the SJIMR campus which has an area for wildlife, one for meditation, a temple and the Institute itself.

The author conveys the value of an SPJIMR education in preparing students to manage businesses at the highest level under adversity. The standard courses in costing, strategy, marketing and the decision sciences are taught alongside coursework about the intellect, guts and the role of intuition in complex business decisions. The overall theme behind the education is to become a net contributor to an organization or entrepreneurial startup.

At the end of the program, students do intensive interviewing with consulting firms and other parties who arrive on campus to hire graduates of the program. MBA Is Not About Money, Blazer, Arrogance is a very practical student resource written to remind students of why they pursue an MBA program.

Ultimately, the degree program teaches students about how to deliver significant value to perspective employers who hire them upon successful graduation from the program. The book is written in a simple belles letters conversational style. The presentation will be appreciated by a wide constituency of students interested in pursuing an MBA program.

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I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.