Mini-courses pave the way to a full MBA

Elvera Bartels

Matthew Rivers was a police officer in Urbana, a town in Illinois, for almost a ten years ahead of he utilized to do an online MBA in 2017. His ambition was one particular working day to direct the police department and he did not want to pause his occupation to research on campus.

The close by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provided him a place on its iMBA — an online MBA — with the caveat that Mr Rivers learn the fundamentals of business by passing two modules ahead of the start off of expression in 2018. It was also a way for Mr Rivers, now 38, to show he could manage academic rigour after many years of work.

He selected programs in corporate finance and expenditure, which are offered for absolutely free through Coursera, a electronic mastering platform, and paid out a payment for academic credit history (about $one,200

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