Tag: Coursera

Homemade MBA is now on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

This week, I “went public” with my Homemade MBA project!  In other words, I finally posted to the Coursera discussion forums about my Homemade MBA idea, and asked if any of my fellow students were doing the same thing, or something similar, and asked for their feedback on my approach as documented on this site.  …

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First Impressions: Case Western Reserve’s Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

A screenshot from Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence showing the high quality video lectures

The latecomer to my homemade MBA is Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence.  The course title and description piqued my interest, and now I have consumed a week of material here is what I think.   Professional video lectures Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence (which I will shorten to “Leadership” henceforth) makes use of a very …

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First Impressions: Wharton’s Coursera Intro to Corporate Finance

This is the real deal. This class IS Intro to Corporate Finance exactly as you would take it at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School.  I’m shocked that this is the real thing, but offered for free on Coursera.  How do I know it’s the real thing?  Because the professor spent a few minutes …

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Late Curriculum Addition – Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

I’m adding a new course to my homemade MBA!  I’m about half-way through my original homemade MBA plan, and I hate to make a change this late in the game (let alone making more work for myself…), but I think this course will fill a gap in my plan.   I’m adding Inspiring Leadership through …

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First Impressions: Wharton’s Coursera Intro to Marketing

Now, I should start by saying that I work in Marketing, so I have high hopes as well as high expectations for Wharton’s Intro to Marketing Coursera class.  So far, it’s off to a fantastic start!  This class is completely different in format (in a good way) and delivery than the other two Wharton Foundation …

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First Impressions: Wharton’s Coursera Intro to Operations Management

Despite posting this today, I actually started this class a few weeks ago.  Fortunately, I kept notes on my first impressions so I can share them with you here, even though I’m about half-way through the course at this point.  Intro to Operations Management is part of the four-class Wharton Foundations series of MBA classes Wharton …

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First Impressions: University of Geneva’s Coursera International Organizations Management

As with all of these First Impressions posts, please keep in mind that they are exactly that – my first impressions of a course.  It is plausible, perhaps even likely, that my first impression will be wrong and my opinion of the course will change over time.  Please read my Full Review posts about these …

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First Impressions: University of Maryland’s Coursera Entrepreneurship Course

As with all of these First Impressions posts, please keep in mind that they are exactly that – my first impressions of a course.  It is plausible, perhaps even likely, that my first impression will be wrong and my opinion of the course will change over time.  Please read my Full Review posts about these …

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First Impressions: Wharton’s Coursera Intro to Accounting

Perhaps it’s too early to judge? (I’m only in Week 2 of 10)  Perhaps accounting is just that boring?  Either way, so far Wharton’s Intro to Financial Accounting course on Coursera pales in comparison to the UVA Darden Business Strategy Coursera class in almost every way.  Let me explain.   First, the Accounting class’ video …

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Using Coursera for my Homemade MBA: Thoughts on Coursera so far

In my previous post about my homemade MBA curriculum, I mentioned that I am dependent on Coursera for 100% of my homemade MBA courses, and that I think that’s a good thing.  I’d like to take a minute here to explain why I like Coursera based on my experience so far of taking three Coursera …

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