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How I'm putting together a complete master's in business administration using free online resources

Courses I'm Currently Taking

Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals from MIT (edX)

Evaluating Social Programs from MIT (edX) 

Successful Negotiation: Essential Skills and Strategies from University of Michigan (Coursera)

 

No-Pay MBA Press Coverage

"With Free Web Courses, Wharton Seeks Edge in Traditional Programs," Wall Street Journal, May 1 2014

"A $1000 MBA? MOOCs making education more accessible to learners," wtvm.com, April 25 2014

"An MBA for Free?" Entrepreneur Magazine, March 2014

"An MBA for less than $1000,CNN Money/Fortune, January 14 2014

"If everything goes according to plan, Laurie Pickard will earn her MBA in three years for less than $1,000. She'll take classes from Harvard, Wharton, and Yale, among other top-tier schools. And she'll tackle it all while keeping her full-time job. She'll accomplish all of this from Kigali, Rwanda. It sounds too good to be true. But Pickard, 32, is determined to pull it off. If successful, she'll arguably be the first person in the world to cobble together an MBA program from massive open online courses (MOOCs), free or low-cost classes accessible to anyone with Internet access."

-"An MBA for less than $1000," CNN Money/Fortune, January 14 2014

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Daphne Koller, one of the founders of Coursera, gives an excellent TED Talk on the potential of online education and what this mode of learning has taught us so far. 

 

The first round of students attempting these new online courses, including Laurie Pickard, are yet to finish working their way through what is currently available, so the full impact of self-motivated, free internet learning is yet to be felt.  Nonetheless, along with executive education, MOOCs are increasingly widening the choices available in business education.

- "MBAs the alternative way," Management Today, March 27 2014

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