The ultimate guide for prospective MBA students, business managers, and executives for achieving core competencies in 10 major areas of business management With today's economic climate, managers have to be at the top of their profession in every business area, whether operations, marketing, HR, accounting/finance, corporate governance, or international business. Guiding today's business managers through the heart of ten must-know business areas, the book offers self-assessment results in a Management Intelligence (MQ) score computed from an individual's awareness, identification, and development of a specific business area. The MQ score is a major input into an individual's career development and management education, such as an MBA, and is the first step in becoming a competent manager. A short, yet powerful, guide to management, this resource-packed volume allows managers to compute their MQ score to determine strengths and weaknesses and to sharpen their competitive advantage. Devi Vallabhaneni, CABM, CBM, CPA (Chicago, IL), holds a Harvard MBA and is the President and CEO of the Association of Professionals in Business Management.