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Whartan MBA Foundation Series Courses FREE: Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Operations Management

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Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania now offer's FREE MBA courses through Coursera

Wharton, is one of the founding members of the accreditation society - AACSB
http://www.aacsb.edu/

Courses are:

  • AN INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Brian J Bushee
Begins Sep 16th 2013 (10 weeks long)

Accounting is the language of business. Companies communicate their performance to outsiders and evaluate the performance of their employees using information generated by the accounting system. Learning the language of accounting is essential for anyone that must make decisions based on financial information.

  • AN INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Christian Terwiesch
Begins Sep 30th 2013 (8 weeks long)

In this course you will learn how to improve productivity, increase responsiveness, provide more choice to the customer, and deliver higher quality standards. In short, you will learn how to analyze business processes and how to improve them. Along the way, you will learn about topics such as Lean Operations, Six Sigma, and the Toyota production system, you will hear about bottlenecks, flows rates, and inventory levels. And, much, much more.

  • AN INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING

David Bell, Peter Fader and Barbara E. Kahn
Begins Oct 14th 2013 (9 weeks long)

This course will teach the fundamentals of marketing by getting to the root of customer decision making. The course will focus on branding strategies, customer centricity and new market entry. It is taught by three of Wharton’s top faculty in the marketing department, which is consistently ranked as the #1 marketing department in the world. This course features on-location videos and debates between the three professors.

  • AN INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE FINANCE

Franklin Allen
Begins Oct 28th 2013 (6 weeks long)

This course serves as an introduction to business finance (corporate financial management and investments) for graduate level business school students preparing for upper-level course work. The primary objective is to provide a framework, concepts, and tools for analyzing financial decisions based on fundamental principles of modern financial theory.

Also If you’re especially interested in putting them on your resume, you can earn a Verified Certificate for $49 that shows you’ve mastered each course’s material.

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  • +7 votes

    With so many free higher education programs going around, us OZBargainers are gonna be the smartest tight-arses on the internet.

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    So how much of MBA will one complete with these 4 courses?

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      None, they will not be credited

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        I know I should do these for personal challenge, but the lack of accreditation is less motivating.

  • +1 vote

    Wow, that's nice. You guys know how expensive they are? For a 20 months MBA program, the budget for the first year is 92,000 dollars. Damn.

    Will consider doing this after I finish my CA by end of this year.

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      MBA is overrated, overpriced. CA is a much better deal.

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        I'm curious as to why you think that. I'm a CA myself and I've often thought about getting an MBA.

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        But MBA unlocks sooo many better doors

        (I'm studying CA myself)

        • +2 votes

          yes, theoretically MBA could unlock many opportunities through the potential networking in class.

          I think that if you already have a CA or studying towards CA, it is better to try and get experiences using it first and once you have 7+ yrs of managerial or executive experience, you could look at the E-MBA (executive level) program, that way you'll gain better networking exposures.

          I am currently studying towards an MBA myself and I find the subjects in MBA program are a bit generic

        • +1 vote

          I thought CA(Chartered Accountant) is for accountants, literally. And MBA or EMBA is more for administration or management. Why do you guys compare two different things?
          Please correct me if I'm wrong here.

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          You are quite right. They are both qualification though.

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    Will my gpa be affected?

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    Studying an MBA is about the network you gain when studying, not so much the course material. I don't think this will be too useful - but it's free so I am not complaining!

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