The Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA Handbook
From financial analysis to organizational design, these outlines of various course topics serve up a useful digest of B-school fundamentals.
The wired cousin to the collegiate dictionary you grew up with. The best feature: Allows you to search for a word even if you aren't sure how to spell it-and isn't that usually why you're looking it up in the first place?
Bonus: Register to get "Word of the Day" e-mail.
Looking for another way to say "value-added"? Thesaurus.com will come up with several. If you're at a complete loss, try searching through the site's lists of headwords and categories.
Bonus: Word searches and crossword puzzles to help you procrastinate.
Microsoft's foray into the education market. In addition to an extensive encyclopedia, the site includes an atlas, dictionary, and how-to info.
Never again confuse a long squeeze with a long straddle. This site defines over 5,000 investment-related terms.
Defines financial words and phrases in English, French, German, and Italian. Search by word (in any language) or browse through a list of terms. Click on a term in English, then click on the little flags at the top to get a translation.
Bonus: Learn to say "naked position" in three different languages.
An exhaustive resource for financial news, research, and quotes.
Bonus: Real-time stock quotes, free newsletters.
Securities and Exchange Commission
Find 10Qs and 10Ks for any public company through the SEC's EDGAR database.
Bonus: Get the dirt on stock option plans and executive compensation.
It's not the prettiest site design-wise, but it's got tons of helpful statistics information and links, complete with a glossary, analysis tools, demos, and exercises.
Bonus: Perhaps the world's largest collection of statistics jokes. No, we're not kidding. Q. How many statisticians does it take to change a lightbulb? A. One-plus or minus three.
Economic news, statistics, and resources on almost any country in the world. Includes maps, comparison tables, and tips on working with data.
Bonus: Memorize odd facts about obscure countries, then recite them at parties.
An extensive site for economists and econ students, full of links to data, analysis, textbooks, lectures, and more.
Bonus: Search for an econ job in the site's Job Center.
U.S. Census Bureau
A wide variety of demographic information on the United States population.
Bonus: Use FedStats to quickly reference anything from the decline in honey production to the number of lambs born each year to homeownership data.
A great site featuring articles and other resources on everything you'd ever want to know about Internet marketing.
Bonus: Sign up to subscribe to up to 20 different e-mail newsletters and articles, including Brand Marketing, E-mail Marketing Case Studies, and eMarketing Strategy.
MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY
Content from Booz·Allen & Hamilton on corporate culture, innovation, management, and case studies geared toward Fortune 1000 execs. The site also features interviews, book reviews and message board forums.
This strategy-planning site contains case studies, weekly strategy tips, and industry benchmarking information.
Bonus: Take the "What's Your Strategy Quotient?" quiz.