The Potential of Free MBA Courses

The Potential of Free MBA Courses
The Potential of Free MBA Courses
Open courseware has become a popular endeavor for online colleges in recent years in order to attract new students to their programs. Open courses are free courses that contain written and audio versions of lectures from courses at schools in the past years, available for the public to download in order to learn more about a subject or simply decide whether they want to take the course at the university for credit. While free courses sound like an enticing offer, students need to keep in mind that they will not receive any credit for these courses and will only receive a broad painting of the overall course. MBA open courses at online universities have additionally increased in recent years as the demand for MBA degrees has risen and students are willing to take a simple flavoring of the class before enrollment.

Universities that offer free courses in MBA degree programs are not as few as you would think, but involve schools as prestigious as MIT. MIT was one of the first schools to offer open courses and since their original course offerings, the school has expanded to include a range of open courses in nearly every subject. With the jump in the demand for MBAs, students are more willing than ever to receive more knowledge about the subject even without a degree to show for it. Many employers additionally do not require proof of a degree, but simply require proof that their students have earned some background knowledge about the subject.

MBA degrees are applicable in many different types of work environments, and are a new way for employees to secure their position with their company during a recession. Students of MBA programs have a more direct understanding of the business model and are able to apply their business background to different aspects of their company. Additionally, the recent demand in MBA programs has led to more graduates than ever from MBA programs, leading to new courses that are offered to produce competitive graduates. Since many of the larger businesses have become more selective in their hiring process, MBA programs have begun to offer unconventional courses such as independent small business classes or “green” classes as related to business.

While open courses in MBA only offer a mere taste of the actual course, they can allow potential students to understand the backbone of business education or employees to understand the intricacies of business.
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