Seen this one yet? $1,000 "microlearning" MBA

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Johann, Jun 16, 2020.

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  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yet another ultra-frugal MBA - $1000, dealer-may-sell-for-less, apparently. 'Unaccredited and proud of it.' I'm holding out for a free MBA if I enrol in a DBA...
    https://global.thepowermba.com
     
  2. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Hello!


    Seen it. To put it in pseudolatin: veni, vidi, fugi. Thought a MicroMBA from edX would be a better choice. Similar price, similar learnings, even better price, some value regarding accreditation / credit transfer.


    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
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  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    "Alternative to an MBA". One may as well do No Pay MBA for free.

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  4. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Hello!


    One valid reason to do it however might be the possibility to do some networking. If I remember Henry Mintzbergs "Managers Not MBAs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Managing and Management Development" correctly, this is one of the main reasons to go to a business school and get an MBA in the first place.

    Then again, there are other cheaper possibilities to do so.


    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
  5. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    :):):)
     
  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Agreed. What Laurie has come up with on that site - properly presented - is an alternative much easier for people to believe in - both learners and prospective employers, I would think.
     
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  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    "So, you have a micro-MBA, earned with micro-learning? Well, we can offer you a micro-position, handling very small projects - at a micro-salary, of course."
    Might be OK for grads who tend to micro-manage.
     
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  9. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    OK, that was funny, admittedly.

    However, these MicroMasters from edX are poorly named but have at least some value in the academic world, most have credit transfer to a "real" master degree.
     
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I just think the name is silly, although the credential represents useful learning. Even sillier (and still smaller) are the names nano- and pico-degree. Yes, they exist - not as sub-atomic particles or figments of an old man's imagination, either. They are discussed here: https://www.degreeinfo.com/index.php?threads/altmba.55835/#post-524622.
     
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  11. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Hello!


    Regarding nanaodegrees: I got one from udacity ("Data Foundations"). Really terrible name, but a great program. Aside from this, sometimes, nanodegrees even have academical value. AKAD university, for example, offers one in Digital Transformation for free (in German language): https://www.akad.de/weiterbildung/lehrgang/digital-transformation-1/. It is worth 5 ECTS points.


    Best regards,
    Mac Juli
     
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  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    5 ECTS - auch kostenfrei! Immer gut! Ausgezeichnet! :)
     
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  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Ha! I just got a 404 on the pico-degree site. Really! I guess the "degree" got so small it disappeared! Or maybe the site morphed into a (Nigerian) 419!
     
  14. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    Picodegrees are, if taken literally, impossible.

    A standard degree could have, say, 240 ECTS. This equates roughly 240 x 30 = 7200 hours or approx. 26 million seconds. So, a microdegree would be less than half a minute and a picodegree... well... you won't even be able to notice the time span.
     
  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Right. I looked for it and, as some comedian said "there it was - - - GONE!"
     

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