Pstt… wanna a free MBA? You can get one at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Without putting up with the cold winters.
It’s a bit nuanced, but basically here how is how it works:
- You sign up for the online MBA at Coursera.
- If you want to be actually matriculated at the University, you pay the $20k fee for the MBA (you will have to go through the acceptance process).
- But there’s a twist — you can just take the courses for free. You won’t get the level of classroom involvement, but you’ll get the core information.
If you go the free route, you can always apply later, building credits as you go along. But if you just want the information, then you can get it. And not pay through the nose (even though $20k is very reasonable for an MBA).
This is not a little thing — Urbana-Champaign is one of the top MBA schools.