Coursera is offering the Wharton MBA Foundation Series by The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for free. Includes introductory courses in financial accounting, operations management, marketing, and corporate finance. Each course is between 6 and 10 weeks long.

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    JediKnight Ben's cred: 654
    Posted 3:46 am PDT 09/15/13

    You won't be getting an MBA from this Ivy League school, but for extra $, you can get a Verified Certificate.

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    suednim Ben's cred: 154
    Posted 11:20 am PDT 09/15/13

    Worthless in any case.

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    ironbadge Ben's cred: 350
    Posted 12:49 pm PDT 09/15/13

    Especially with those who hate school.

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    GreatMeloD Ben's cred: 31
    Posted 5:08 pm PDT 09/15/13

    ^^^? Worthless? Said the person who didn't attend college. Unbelievable. Colleges have been around for 100 years. If it was worthless, why do so you many places like facebook or the S still require a bachelor's degree(preferable form a top tier University)?

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3739
    Posted 6:09 pm PDT 09/15/13

    ^ I think what was meant was if you have a stack of resumes and some have a MBA listed while others only "studied online the Wharton MBA Foundation Series by The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania", they might not be considered equal.

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    albundyhere Ben's cred: 16
    Posted 7:34 pm PDT 09/15/13

    Still worthless in any case. Next to an MBA, you have to have a decent portfolio of your achievements such as running your own business in the past to even be considered for a real position. these courses are great for those that already own their own business and never plan on attending college.

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    Shmeagle Ben's cred: 758
    Posted 8:46 pm PDT 09/15/13

    I wouldn't call it worthless. If someone is thinking about MBA and instead of committing to all that money wants to give it a whirl first, this would be a great first step.

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    ko.tackchi Ben's cred: 1
    Posted 10:03 pm PDT 09/15/13

    You all miss the point. It's a free opportunity to "LEARN" something valuable. If the only thing you care about is a diploma, go buy one online.

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    JediKnight Ben's cred: 654
    Posted 4:33 am PDT 09/16/13

    Online success story. MIT and its first Massive Open Online Course. The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/magazine/the-boy-genius-of-ulan-bator.html?src=me&ref=general

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