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Optional Reading List

There is no required reading list for students entering the Full-time programs. Since many newly admitted candidates ask what they should be reading, we provide a list of reading options. Many faculty members strongly encourage a regular review of business publications.

Books

  • Against the Gods: The Incredible Story of Risk, by Bernstein
  • The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, by Yergin and Stanislaw
  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Bossidy and Charan
  • The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth, Christensen and Raynor
  • A New Brand World: Eight Principles for Achieving Brand Leadership, by Bedbury et. al.
  • Understanding Financial Statements, by Fraser and Ormiston
  • What Matters Most: How a Small Group of Pioneers is Teaching Social Responsibility to Big Business & Why Big Business is Listening, by Hollender & Fenichell
  • The Knowing-Doing Gap:  How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action, Pfeffer and Sutton
  • Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Daniel Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • A Concise Guide to MACRO ECONOMICS: What Manager, Executives and Students Need to Know by David A. Moss
  • Dogbert's Management Handbook by Scott Adams

Publications

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Academy of Management Executive
  • The Economist
  • Business section of your local newspaper