My homemade MBA plan

After a little more thought and a few revisions, I have arrived at my homemade MBA plan:


Don’t you love Gantt charts?  I do.  Anyways, if you look at the chart, the obvious concern here is the overlapping courses in September and October.  According to the time estimates listed on Coursera, this could amount to about 40 hours per week of studying.  I’m hoping that their estimates aren’t spot on, or that I can work a little faster than the average student in order to stay sane for these two months.  However, having completed a few Coursera classes already (more on these later), I know they’re pretty accurate.  Look at the bright side – I’ll be honing my time management skills.


Speaking of time management, it looks like I won’t have much time to be working on this site when the courses get going next week.  I’ll do my best to keep you updated with my progress, but chances are I’ll be a bit AWOL until things calm down in November.


That said, I wanted to post this now, before I get started, on the off chance that some of you out there will join me in this project.  It would be really cool to go through this process (or your own similar MBA projects) together so we could compare notes along the way.


Let me know if you are working on something similar, are taking any of the same courses, or have done so in the past.


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    • Rebecca on October 17, 2013 at 9:31 am
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    Can you suggest some software to make my own gant chart in? Thx.

    1. Hi Rebecca,

      I use Microsoft Visio for my Gantt charts.

      Good luck!

    • Jonathan on January 17, 2014 at 4:00 am
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    The HomemadeMBA program that I have set out has a lot of the same courses as yours (after all, your site was my inspiration). The few other courses that I am looking at adding in are:

    English Common Law – U. of London (International Programs)
    Principles of Microeconomics – U. of Pennsylvania
    Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies – U. of Maryland

    1. Thanks, Jonathan! I think Law and Economics courses would make a good addition to my HomemadeMBA project as well. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of the courses you listed above. For my take on the Entrepreneurship class, see check out the “Entrepreneurship” page under Curriculum for my review.

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