Tag Archive: Wharton

Feb 28

Coursera Specialization: the mini-MBA

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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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Jan 15

Intro to Marketing Coursera course review posted

What great timing?  As I was writing this review of the Wharton MBA Foundation Series Introduction to Marketing course, Coursera was kind enough to release the Statements of Accomplishment!  So, in case you are wondering if I really did take it or not – see for yourself on the Statements of Accomplishment page!   As …

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Jan 10

Corporate Finance Statements of Accomplishment Released!

Great news for those of us who earned enough points to “pass” Wharton’s Introduction to Corporate Finance class on Coursera – the Statements of Accomplishment have been released! I also posted this in the in the Statements of Accomplishment section of my site.   I’m not sure what took so long for Wharton/Coursera to send these …

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Dec 13

Review of Introduction to Corporate Finance

I just posted my review of of Wharton’s Introduction to Corporate Finance Coursera course under the Curriculum section of this site. Perhaps this review of Intro to Corporate Finance is a touch premature, being that I haven’t received my official Statement of Accomplishment yet, but it should arrive in short order so I figured I …

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Dec 12

Review of Introduction to Operations Management

I just posted my review of of Wharton’s Introduction to Operations Management Coursera course under the Curriculum section of this site. Perhaps this review of Operations Management is a touch premature, being that I haven’t received my official Statement of Accomplishment yet, but it should arrive in short order so I figured I could go …

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Dec 04

Review of Wharton’s Intro to Financial Accounting

I just posted my review of Wharton’s Intro to Financial Accounting Coursera course under the Curriculum section of this site.  For the record, I did complete this course in its entirety.  I watched every video, laughed at (or rolled my eyes at) every Accounting joke or pun, and got to know my virtual classmates and …

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Nov 09

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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Oct 24

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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Oct 24

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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Sep 30

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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