Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pre MBA Warmup Courses

Joining MBA after a study gap is a challenge since most students are out of academic touch. I have heard from seniors that first term is toughest for most of them. While others have said that they had tough time handling accounting. Each one had different opinion, but one thing for sure was that they had faced challenges.

It is too early to say if we should be scared or not, but it is always better to be prepared. So some of my friends have been searching on the net for materials. The pdf are a good way to build knowledge. But it is a boring exercise to read through something without the interaction with professor of fellow students. this is where MOOC can help.

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forum that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education.
Although early MOOCs often emphasized open access features, such as connectivism and open licensing of content, structure, and learning goals, to promote the reuse and remixing of resources, some notable newer MOOCs use closed licenses for their course materials, while maintaining free access for students.

I have started using Coursera extensively for my online learning needs after getting a confirmation for my MBA. They have wide variety of courses from reputed institutes professors. Check them out and hope it can help.

About Coursera®

Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds.
We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education that has so far been available to a select few. We aim to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.

Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you'll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. We know that your life is busy, and that you have many commitments on your time. Thus, our courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you've really mastered the material.
We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.


  1. I hope these courses help students to get into good schools offering full-time MBA programs so that they walk on path of professional success.