MBA Math & More (Paperback)

Concepts You Need in First Year Business School (Manhattan Prep)

By Chris Ryan, Carrie Shuchart

Manhattan Prep Publishing, 9781506247533, 368pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2019

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MBA Math & More provides expert academic support you need for all the key material--especially the math--that you’ll see in your first year of business school.

After all the hard work, you’ve finally gotten accepted to business school. But you’re worried about the “school” part of b-school--especially the math of Statistics, Finance, Accounting, and so on. Or maybe you’ve already started your program, and your head is spinning. Statistical distributions are brutal on their own, and they’re even harder when you’re also schmoozing recruiters and tackling all the other challenges of your MBA program.

MBA Math & More will be your go-to academic guide throughout your first year of business school. Armed with top-shelf MBAs and years of GMAT teaching, the authors have drawn on their own experiences and those of hundreds of other MBA students to craft straightforward reviews of all the key concepts. The math is explained simply with plenty of easy-to-follow diagrams and concrete examples. At last, you’ll feel like you really get how the discount rate affects the price of a bond, along with dozens of other challenging ideas at the heart of b-school programs. The book even includes a glossary of need-to-know jargon, so you won't feel lost when classmates start slinging around acronyms.

About the Author

Chris Ryan has an A.B. in Physics from Harvard University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He taught high school science for several years, at first through Teach for America. At Fuqua, Chris was head TA of the core Statistics and Finance courses, as well as Curriculum Representative and Fuquavision co-president. After a stint at McKinsey, Chris joined Manhattan Prep in 2003 and helped it grow into the largest GMAT prep provider in the world. He is now the Executive Director of Product Strategy for the Admissions Group at Kaplan Test Prep, which includes Manhattan Prep. He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina with his wife and two children.

Carrie Shuchart holds an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She has been an editorial analyst at The Atlantic, a freelance television producer, and an entrepreneur. While at Columbia, she focused her efforts on Follies, the school’s semi-annual comedy show, for which she acted, directed, and made some pretty poor attempts at dancing. She began teaching with Manhattan Prep (then Manhattan GMAT) in 2008 as a way to fund her startup habit and her shoe collection. In 2010, Carrie joined the Los Angeles office of McKinsey & Co. as a consultant. She now serves as Director, Head of Communications for McKinsey New Ventures. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her partner.