3 Totally Free Alternative MBA Programs

Written by on March 23, 2009 in Learning Resources - 3 Comments

Living the mobile lifestyle.
Recently, a growing number of self-directed and peer-based learning opportunities have been spreading through the net. The most popular of these self-education opportunities seems to be focused on business skills. Here are three opportunities to acquire the business skills of an MBA grad without actually enrolling in school (or paying a dime in tuition).

1. The Personal MBA. This growing site recommends a series of business books that “students” must read to acquire the necessary knowledge. They also have a community of learners and other resources.

2. MBAvid. This relatively new website offers hundreds of streaming videos on business-related topics. Want to watch instruction on finance, marketing, starting a buisness, or dozens of other topics? You’ll find it there.

3. The Alternative MBA. Best-selling business author Seth Godin offers an internship program for aspiring professionals. Work an internship in his New York offices for six months and you’ll finish with extensive hands-on knowledge and a recommendation letter from a rather impressive source. Registration is now closed, but he may be open to creating a new session in the future.

While none of these options give students an actual MBA degree, they definitely stand as a testament to the evolving nature of education. Hopefully the coming years will bring even more self-education opportunities, both in the MBA realm and for other subjects.

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3 Comments on "3 Totally Free Alternative MBA Programs"

  1. Bill Becker March 23, 2009 at 1:02 pm · Reply

    What a great idea! No late night class after a long day of stuff. Lessons from people who have actually been in the trenches.
    Wishing you a larger life,

  2. Savant March 24, 2009 at 5:54 am · Reply

    I am feeling the wakening of Knowledge spreading like a nuclear weapon that contains only positive energy. Great job Jamie!!!

  3. Jamie March 24, 2009 at 8:08 am · Reply

    Thanks for your comments, Bill and Savant. It’s great that programs like these exist and that people are becoming increasingly interested in them.

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