Harvard PLD

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Kizmet, Jul 5, 2017.

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  1. Kizmet

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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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    Harvard is the problem not Tyra.
     
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    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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    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.

    J.
     
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    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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    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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