Tag Archive: MBA

May 04

Homemade MBA Update – Getting a ‘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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Oct 18

A big day for Homemade MBAs: MIT announces MOOC 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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Apr 30

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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Oct 22

MBA MOOCs from Stanford Online

Stanford Online

World-class academic powerhouse Stanford is leading the way in the MOOC revolution.  They offer a diverse range of classes on both business and non-business topics.  Stanford also splits their MOOC courses on various platforms including Coursera and NovoEd, so you have the chance to experience more than one MOOC platform as well.  I highly recommend …

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Sep 13

NovoEd’s Business Courses: Why Pay?

In their recent September newsletter, NovoEd published their latest list of MOOC course offerings.  A few items of interest included some promising business courses for you homemade MBA makers out there. New NovoEd online business course MOOCs that may pique your interest: Writing a Successful Business Plan Startup CEO Storytelling at Work   Writing a …

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Sep 06

On-demand: The Future of Learning with MOOCs

As Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) gain more momentum and credibility, people are beginning to consider the impact of on-demand learning to both the college experience and professional development.   In a great article titled “The Future of Professional Development: Online, Free, and Just-in-Time,” by Jeff Selingo, the author of College (Un)Bound, we consider the …

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Jun 01

Harvard’s HBX: a misguided MOOC

There was a fantastic article in today’s New York Times called “Business School, Disrupted.”  The article discusses Harvard Business School’s strategy for online education.  Their solution: charge $1,500 for three online business school courses.   Called the Credentials of Readiness (with the clever acronym CORe), your $1,500 investment grants you access to online courses covering Accounting, …

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Jan 21

Join me for Semester 2 of my Homemade MBA!

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, …

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Sep 14

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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