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    Harvard PLD

    An alternative to an MBA that only requires a month on campus

    https://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/le...ip-development
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    As of July 2017, the program costs $25,000.00. Would it better than the University of Illinois at UC iMBA program with almost the same price?

    https://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/pl...s/brochure.pdf

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    One of the things I dislike about these sorts of programs, especially when schools give them misleading names like "Mini-MBA ", is that I think a lot of people overstate them the way that Tyra Banks reportedly does.
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    It is confusing, it seems the program is $48,000.00 not $25,000.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFoerster View Post
    One of the things I dislike about these sorts of programs, especially when schools give them misleading names like "Mini-MBA ", is that I think a lot of people overstate them the way that Tyra Banks reportedly does.
    Harvard is the problem not Tyra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phdtobe View Post
    Harvard is the problem not Tyra.
    That's an interesting question. It reminds me of the "who is the victim?" question we ask when it comes to people who buy bogus degrees from mills.
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    I don't know, Tyra played up Harvard to the hilt on social media and the talk show circuit, talked of how haarrd Harvard was, posted pics of herself with her "Harvard diploma". She did a lot to make it look like she was Brooke Shields, Sigourney Weaver, Rivers Cuomo, Natalie Portman, Jodie Foster, Jimmy Stewart, et. al. That said, it is true that many elite universities create overpriced, inane programs for execs and those with more money than common sense who want the ivy League respectability when they didn't really earn it, and they puff these programs, presumably because they're cash cows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTFaculty
    overpriced, inane programs for execs and those with more money than common sense who want the ivy League respectability when they didn't really earn it...
    A perfect description. How many more "leaders," i.e. self-absorbed megalomaniacs with a demonstrated lack of financial sense, will be trained (certainly not educated) this way? More than we need.
    My take - if you want to learn about business and have $25,000 - or $48,000, then start a business. It will be a great learning experience. There is even a remote chance you will learn enough to get all your money back and (just possibly) then some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTFaculty View Post
    I don't know, Tyra played up Harvard to the hilt on social media and the talk show circuit, talked of how haarrd Harvard was, posted pics of herself with her "Harvard diploma". She did a lot to make it look like she was Brooke Shields, Sigourney Weaver, Rivers Cuomo, Natalie Portman, Jodie Foster, Jimmy Stewart, et. al. That said, it is true that many elite universities create overpriced, inane programs for execs and those with more money than common sense who want the ivy League respectability when they didn't really earn it, and they puff these programs, presumably because they're cash cows.
    I have a similar opinion of these programs. Harvard is marketing directly to these people. We should not be surprised after paying so much money they want to advertise it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann
    My take - if you want to learn about business and have $25,000 - or $48,000, then start a business.
    However, if you only have $5,000 to $10,000, and/or you feel you will be happier working for someone else's business, then consider a low-cost MBA instead - e.g. U. of the People.

    If you don't have that much, don't borrow money for the MBA - or anything else, if you can help it. Your priority is survival - and accumulating savings. While you're doing that, try getting some free learning - library or online. DI has a good thread on free courses.

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