Don't Pay for Your MBA

The Faster, Cheaper, Better Way to Get the Business Education You Need

 Don't Pay for Your MBA

Author: Laurie Pickard
Pub Date: November 2017
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814438480
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814438497

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While an MBA can accelerate your career, the cost is formidable: for traditional business schools, two years of lost salary and $100,000 in tuition. Few people can shoulder that load. Fortunately, no one needs to anymore—not when schools such as Wharton, MIT, and Stanford offer courses online for 1/100 of the cost. Don’t Pay for Your MBA shows you how to get a world-class business education by tapping into these no-cost and low-cost MOOCs, or massive open online courses.

Author Laurie Pickard is a pioneer in online education. Her quest to piece together a business education while working abroad has been featured in national media—and inspired enthusiasm among people seeking MBA-level schooling, but without the six-figure price tag.

In this helpful, insightful guide, Pickard delivers hard-won lessons for successfully navigating the vast array of offerings, selecting the best options, and filling gaps in your nontraditional education. Packed with stories of self-directed learners in every field, the book reveals how to:

Define your goals and chart a career course • Build fluency in the language of business • Develop a core curriculum, with a focus on skills • Choose a concentration and deepen your expertise • Create a strong in-person and online network • Showcase your education to attract job offers • And much more.

An MBA degree is notoriously expensive, with very few free rides. Whether you want to prepare for your next career move or tackle a complete MBA curriculum from scratch, Don’t Pay for Your MBA opens up valuable online alternatives—at a fraction of the cost.

Laurie Pickard founded the No-Pay MBA website, which has been featured in Fortune, Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, CNNMoney, Financial Times, and Bloomberg Business. She also works as a business and entrepreneurship development consultant, most recently at the U.S. Agency for International Development in Rwanda.

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