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How About a $1,000 'MBA'? Thanks to the Internet, It's Possible

Liz Dwyer

Looking for a business school education without the hefty MBA pricetag? 32-year-old Rwanda-based USAID worker Laurie Pickard is on track to earn an MBA for less than $1,000. She's the "first person to cobble together an entire business program's worth of classes from massive open online course platforms." Of course, B-school isn't just about skills--the networking is invaluable--and whether employers will accept her "MBA" remains to be seen, but Pickard's certainly saving some serious cash.

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