Skoda Auto University MBA

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Johann766, May 19, 2022.

  1. Johann766

    Johann766 Active Member

    I just found out that Skoda has obviously founded a university. Yeah for real, the car company.
    Seems like they have an online MBA in English and the tuition seems to be cheap, around 900 Euros per term 4 terms for a MBA).

    I just had a quick look at this thing but it seemed very interesting to me. If I misinterpreted something about this school please correct me.
    Ist's just that I'm looking for a DBA not a MBA :D but still interesting.
    Dustin likes this.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

  3. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    I want to know about the Coursera courses. Can you just take ANYTHING and transfer it in? I don't see anything offered by them on Coursera. Are you paying 5000 CZK per credit, or do they give you a credit of 5000 CZK (about $200) to take these Coursera courses?
  4. SnafuRacer

    SnafuRacer Active Member

    Great. I can earn the Skoda MBA on my way to the Bentley PhD and the Rolls Royce DBA!
    Vicki likes this.
  5. Vicki

    Vicki Well-Known Member

    Definitely interesting concept. And they are doing it through TEAMS?
    I just wish I understood how to convert that to USD. :confused:
  6. Vicki

    Vicki Well-Known Member

    It kinda looks like it is referring to a specific course

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Yes, Bentley does offer a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Ph.D. in Accounting.
  8. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I guess you're being sarcastic lol
  9. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    Maybe, but I don't see where they mention what that course even is.
  10. SnafuRacer

    SnafuRacer Active Member

  11. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    "Škoda lásky" means (roughly) "Too Bad Love" (or "lost love") in Czech. It is the original name fo the Beer Barrel Polka.
    Dustin and Maniac Craniac like this.
  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Interesting. The "Google of Prague" also informs me that škoda, as a noun, can also be translated as damage, detriment, harm, or injury. Darn odd name for a car company -or a University, if that's accurate. These cars were imported into Canada from 1982 to 1989. Many reliability problems. I remember seeing them once in a while at the roadside, waiting for the tow-truck. My take: the cars couldn't withstand Canadian winters. Not many cars can, for too long - even the ones made here.

    Skoda came in when Lada (Russian) was cleaning up big-time at the low end of the market. They left when Hyundai (Korean) took over that sector, with (imo) better cars. Hyundai cars were, I think, very reliable. I bought one new in 1986, for $6K Canadian and it was really good to me for 7 years - until it lost a fight with a big, old Buick that skidded through an icy intersection. Hyundai - demolished. Scrapyard. Buick - no damage except one scratch. Those things are HEAVY! I was lucky - not even a scratch. I sure had trouble prying the caved-in door open, though!
    Last edited: May 24, 2022
    Dustin likes this.
  13. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I bought a Hyundai Excel in 1990. Ugh.

    They say never buy a car made on a Monday. I say never buy a car that RHYMES with Monday.

    That car was on the lift at the mechanic so many times it had more miles on it vertically than horizontally.

    Great gas mileage, though. You don't burn much gas having it towed everywhere.

    But, on the positive side, parts were easy to find. Just drive along any major highway....
    chrisjm18, SteveFoerster and Johann like this.
  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    LOL, 1990 was probably not their best year, but they did get better! I had a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe and it was great. I'd still be driving it, but some lady who was texting while driving slammed into it with her Mercedes. RIP, Santa Fe.
  15. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    By all accounts, they got a LOT better! It would appear they challenge the best Japanese cars for quality and features.

    My Excel had aluminum cylinders. They scratched too easily, thus allowing oil to leak onto the spark plugs. I was constantly adding oil and cleaning sparkplugs. It was much worse in the heat when the oil would lose viscosity. I was putting in additives, I moved to a heavier grade of oil, etc. But it was Las Vegas and hard to escape the heat. When I traded it in for a Toyota I actually had to drive it to the dealership at night! (This was back when I was living on a military paycheck.)
    SteveFoerster likes this.
  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I was lucky - I bought the barebones model - a Pony, in 1986, before the Excel came out. (A year or two later, people were telling me of the problems with Excels.) The Mitsubishi-built 1400 cc four-banger in "my little Pony" was far and away the most durable small engine I ever owned. I put around 88,000 miles on it before the crash -and no blowing smoke, no oil consumption - nothing. 40+ miles a gallon, highway. Somehow I managed to buy a rare 1400 coupled to an automatic; standard config. was the more powerful 1600 with the auto. My 1400 was $500 cheaper and slow as hell, but ultra-reliable. The dealers weren't - and two near me went under and it was 50 miles to the nearest - but by that time the warranty was long gone, and local mechanics weren't afraid of them - so I went back, when necessary (not often) to the guy who'd fixed my used cars. I never had even ONE major repair bill in seven years.
    Last edited: May 24, 2022
    SteveFoerster likes this.
  17. Flelmo

    Flelmo New Member

    I lost my 2010 Elantra to a suicidal deer in 2018. We had a good run...

Share This Page