About me

Hello, and welcome to HomemadeMBA.com!


I made (or, am making) this site to discuss my experiences while I try to make my own MBA.  I’m interested in finding out if a self-made MBA can be as good as the real thing.


So, who am I?


Because I’m still new to the blogging scene, I’d prefer a bit of annonymity for now if possible.  That said, I can tell you that I’m a late twenty-something guy working for a big, well-known engineering/manufacturing company.  I have a technical background (BS’08 and MS’10) from a large midwestern university, but I’ve worked in Sales and Marketing since graduation.  I am from the US, but have lived and worked in the US, Europe, and am currently living and working in Asia (all for the same company).  I’ve been married for a few years, and have no kids.


That should be enough for now, as I’m not sure how useful it is for me to tell you more than that.  If you have any specific questions, let me know.





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    • jacob bogers on November 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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    Hi ,

    Nice blog,, you should link it to a facebook page specially for this for more exposure…

    1. Thanks! That’s a great idea. I just made a few social media accounts for HomemadeMBA – we’re now on Facebook (please like us!), on LinkedIn (please join!), and you can follow us on Twitter @HomemadeMBA.

      Hope to hear from you again.

  1. That’s a good idea to earn a “home made” MBA 🙂

    I haven’t got a complete planning for a “degree” yet, but am also thinking to track my progress on Coursera here:


    1. Thanks, Cedric. I checked out your blog as well, but had trouble reading most of it! 🙂 Best of luck with your MOOCs, and keep in touch!

      1. Thank you for replying 🙂

        I was struggled which language to use for my site, and now I’ve changed the site into English 😀

        Keep in touch and keep learning~

    • marius on January 23, 2014 at 9:01 am
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    Hi to you. i am a cameroonian, i am very interested by your initiative, and i would like to do the same. So if some of can advise me about the courses i have to take to achieve a Home made MBA , i will be happy. Just for your information these are some of the courses i am taking at this moment: content strategy, foundation of business strategy, critical perspective on management, subsistence market place, grow to greatness, sustainable product development.
    keep in touch and let education open for all

    1. Hi Marius, and thanks for your interest! If you want to do the exact same thing that I have done here, you just have to take the courses listed on the “My Homemade MBA Curriculum” page from Coursera. I also added Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence, but I view that as optional.

      Let me know if you have any other questions, and good luck with your Homemade MBA!

    • Bracha on February 16, 2014 at 2:41 pm
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    This is a great website-thank you! I’ve taken a handful of these classes already and it’s great to be introduced to new MBA classes. Josh Kaufmen’s Personal MBA reading list is another great resource for self MBA learners!


  2. Hi there! Kudos on the progress you’ve made so far! I have been developing my own MBA program and came across your site., which made me veeerry happy. You made my work so much easier (in terms of the curriculum development and how to document my progress). Following your progress and wish you all the very best! Good luck with your job at the new location!

    1. Thanks! And I’ll be following along with your progress as well. Best of luck with your Free MBA!

    • Ankit Khandelwal on May 4, 2014 at 12:57 pm
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    Nice work 🙂 Well, I have not done this kind of marketing with this program but I have recently finished something similar. I have called it my ‘Self-designed International Management Study Program’. I have recently published some part of it at University of Copenhagen and Open Universities Australia.



    I wish to do something similar like you in promoting my work.


    1. Very cool! Best of luck with you homemade international masters program!

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