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No-Pay MBA Press Coverage

"How to get an MBA education for less than $1000," Fortune, March 16 2015

"Laurie Pickard: Creating an 'MBA' for free from MOOCs," Financial Times, March 9 2015

"The 3 Best New Breaks for College Students in 2014," TIME.com, December 31 2014

"A world-class business education for free? Here's how.Philly.com, December 2 2014

"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

"Online programs could erase half of U.S. business schools by 2020," Bloomberg Business, March 14 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

What Can MOOCs Do For You?

Learn how to utilize online education through MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to land your dream job, get that job promotion, and stay ahead in your industry.

In this video, Crown President & Entrepreneur Bob Dickie interviews Laurie Pickard, Founder of the No-Pay MBA. 

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