This year, don’t just follow along with my progress reports – it’s time to get in the game! Why don’t you join me for the second semester of my homemade MBA project?!
It just dawned on me that most of you who come across this site are probably either making your own homemade MBAs, or are interested in making your own version of a do-it-yourself MBA at some point in the future. Well, the time is now.
It’s easy…to join, all you need to do is enroll in the following Coursera courses:
- Critical Perspectives on Management, IE Business School
- Financial Markets, Yale University
- Introduction to Public Speaking, University of Washington
- Globalization and You – University of Washington
These are free, online class offered by Coursera, a trusted Massive Open Online Course provider.
These four courses will take you through “part 2” of my self-study MBA. We will start right now with Critical Perspectives on Management, and will end at the beginning of June when Globalization and You is completed.
The workload should start off around four hours per week, then climb to a maximum of around 24 hours per week for a short period of time in April (when Financial Markets, Intro to Public Speaking, and Globalization and You are all going at the same time), then drop back down to about six hours per week for May and June.
Not convinced? Here are a few more reasons why you should join me:
- First of all, there are only four classes scheduled for this semester, which is a pretty reasonable workload (for those of us who are doing this part time, while working a normal job)
- Secondly, these courses all come from very reputable universities including: IE Business School, Yale, and University of Washington
- Third, everything is absolutely 100% free through Coursera, one of the best MOOC providers
- And finally, we can discuss our thoughts and opinions about the courses through this website as we are taking them – almost as if we are an MBA cohort
I strongly encourage you to join me – even if just for one class and not all four. If you haven’t tried Coursera, or a MOOC before, what better time to start?? We can discuss the classes on this site as we are taking them, and I can help answer any Coursera-related questions if you have any.
Those of you who are in the classes already, or want to join me this semester, give me a shout in the comments section below!