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I finished my real MBA!

I finished my real life MBA!

Hello HomemadeMBA-ers! It’s finally done!  I just finished my real-world MBA in July.   I learned a lot through my brick-and-mortar MBA experience, and look forward to sharing more of the details with you all now that I will have more free time. Since my time has been occupied with my real MBA for the last …

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Homemade MBA Update – Getting a ‘real’ MBA!

Real MBA

Hello fellow DIY MBA-ers out there, It’s been a minute or two since I posted an update to the site, so I figured I would catch up with you all really quick. The main reason for the delay is that I’ve been hard at work…on my MBA.  That’s right, I’ve gone to the dark side …

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Harvard Gazette article on ‘MOOCs and More’

Provost Garber issues white paper on digital and residential education at Harvard   Credit to the Harvard Gazette, Nov. 5, 2015 article found here.   Coined by Dave Cormier of the University of Prince Edward Island, the term MOOC was a brainchild of necessity: the need to name a new learning experience in time for …

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Why Virtual Classes can be Better Than Real Ones

An engineering professor takes online-course critics to school. BY BARBARA OAKLEYILLUSTRATION BY FRANCESCO IZZOOCTOBER 29, 2015 http://nautil.us/issue/29/scaling/why-virtual-classes-can-be-better-than-real-ones (all credit to Barbara and Francesco, this article was originally posted here) I teach one of the world’s most popular MOOCs (massive online open courses), “Learning How to Learn,” with neuroscientist Terrence J. Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor …

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A big day for Homemade MBAs: MIT announces MOOC Micro-MBA

MIT Micro MBA

On October 7, 2015, MIT announced a ground-breaking step in embracing MOOCs in the mainstream with the introduction of their “Micro Masters.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is well known for being filled with technical geniuses and math lovers of all kinds, so it is apt that they made this MOOC-loving announcement with a …

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A second chance to take Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

A few days late, and perhaps a dollar short, I’d like to pass along the announcement of the second offering of Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence, by Case Western Reserve University. The second running of this course started May 15th, but you can still join today if you want to participate (here is the link). …

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Now On-demand: Foundations of Business Strategy

University of Virginia's Foundations of Business Strategy

It just got a whole lot easier to take the best business school MOOC I have come across yet – University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ Foundations of Business Strategy is now available on-demand!   As you can see in my review of Foundations of Business Strategy, I would give this course a 10 …

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MOOC MBA March Madness: Coursera and NovoEd’s March roster

Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving: A Step-by-Step Project Course

As a former Big Ten student, I know March Madness might consume a disproportionate amount of your time and energy this month.  However, for those of you looking to improve your business skills with free MBA and  business school MOOCs, here are a few new courses I recommend taking a closer look at this month …

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Coursera Specialization: the mini-MBA

Wharton Business Foundations

For those of you making your own free MBAs out of MOOCs, I would like to bring to your attention Coursera’s new(ish) concept: Coursera Specializations.     What is a Coursera Specialization? Coursera Specializations are kind of like my DIY MBA, but perhaps a bit smaller.  Whereas my MBA project consisted of 12 courses, the …

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Merry Christmas from Homemade MBA (and Stanford!)

Christmas present

‘Tis the season, so here is my (slightly early) Christmas present to you other Homemade MBA-ers out there! Okay, fine, I’ll admit it – I actually am just re-gifting Stanford University’s recent release of fantastic MBA MOOCs that you should take as part of your do it yourself MBA projects!   Although there are many …

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