Augment MBA $1750

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by MaceWindu, Nov 1, 2023.

  1. MaceWindu

    MaceWindu Active Member

    “An alternative MBA taught by the founders of Wikipedia, Shazam, Waze and more.“
    • Not accredited
    • Fully online
    • Self paced
    • Payment plan available
    • More than watching videos
    • Receive a certificate
    The FAQ is very informative and may answer most of your questions.
  2. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Nice, but: WHY? That thing does seem to have any features that similar programs (like ThePowerMBA) do have, too...?
  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Right. Plus:

    Their big thing seems to be the names and accomplishments of the people involved - founders of Wiki, YouTube etc. I think this program might be long on business celebrities but short on the numbers and grunt-work you really have to know well to get a marketing strategy tuned or create a supplier network, do financial management etc.

    And is that cert. WORTH anything? Or is the hiring manager gonna laugh? Well, here's a clue. When you get it, don't say you have an MBA. That would be lying. MBA is Master of Business Administration. That's a grad degree that comes from a University - not from Wikipedia or YouTube - or even Google.

    All $2.95 bottles of wine are not Muscatel.
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  4. datby98

    datby98 Active Member

    Are they doing some social experiment? I cannot think of a scenario in which I could use this paper for benefits.

  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Me neither. And it sure doesn't look like it would improve anyone's dating life. :) That much money might get a man an Italian-made suit on sale, or a lesser-name (but still very good) Swiss watch - or for a lady, a high(er) fashion dress or two and great shoes. If those don't help get you a significant other, at least you'll feel better than you will with this certificate. :)
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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    At least they call it a Program - because that's what it is - not a degree. Sorry, I just can't 'get with the program.' Plus, I have better-looking certificates from Cudoo for around $15 and Alison for a bit more but well under $100.
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  7. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    Why on earth would they choose highlighter yellow-green? Looks so unprofessional. I would not want that hanging on my wall, even if the program was 100% accredited.
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  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Neither would I. Perhaps they got all the "stars" from Wiki, YouTube an' them to collaborate on it. You know, as in "A camel is a horse designed by a committee." :)
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  9. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Wow! Another micro-degree. So you can micro-manage very small projects, for a micro-salary! :)

    Seriously, why not? The guy is a real professor and it's $29.50. The price of an "MBA in a book," or less. It deals with the financial side of business only - and at this price that's fine. I'm sure if I needed it, a marketing (or whatever else I need) professor or exec has a book or course out there - hopefully at a similar price.

    I like it - and the cert isn't terrible, like some others. And I guess you get a bunch of them. One for each course. Cool! Put 'em all together in a real-or-faux-leather folder and presto! You can flash your "portfolio." :)
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  11. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    Meaningful interaction with faculty? From what I see, maybe not.
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    At this price, I wouldn't expect it. Who would? Interaction with faculty? I had long, long years of night school.... I can learn without any more interaction, thanks. When I finally discovered I could learn without any interaction, faculty was relieved to hear it. :)
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  13. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Agreed... those "micro" names really are macro lame.
  14. Vicki

    Vicki Well-Known Member

    Ya know…. If I want that sort of degree, I will just wait for Saylor Academy to launch their FREE MBA to the general public. (It’s coming soon)
  15. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Please tell me more... Sounds interesting.
  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a really smart move. I think these mini-micro-nano-pico things are more like edutainment. A free MBA - a "real" one, 10-12 courses, 30-36 credits , perhaps - sounds worth waiting for.
  17. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    You can look at this - it says a lot.
    Don't see any accreditation. Maybe that's why the co. behind this is in Florida-or not. Maybe someone else knows more about
    accreditation-or-not than I do.
  18. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Saylor is a good option, but these are not worth credit either... it's going to be $5/exam, great option for filling knowledge or learning gaps. They seem to be looking for accreditation, again, seems like a good idea that hasn't been brought to fruition yet (not released, soon hopefully)
  19. Vicki

    Vicki Well-Known Member

    When I heard about it, I decided to email them for more info. They responded back and let me know that they do intend to launch it in early 2024 after they get feedback from their initial cohort of students. The Business courses that are 500 and up are the same content as the MBA program. As of now, it is not accredited and they won’t take transfer courses or anything. They do plan to apply for Regional Accreditation at some point. I don’t know how they will pull that off, but I’d love to see it happen. This is a slide deck I found about it….
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  20. Vicki

    Vicki Well-Known Member

    The recordings from some of the live sessions for the Saylor MBA classes are on YouTube…. Here’s one….

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