MOOCs and the MBA Degree: Advantageous, Rather Than Threatening

When MOOCs — massive open online courses — first hit our headlines, they were billed as the beginning of the demise of traditional university degrees. Gone are the days when you would need to physically attend a classroom and pay tens of thousands of dollars for an MBA degree, some had claimed.

However, today’s MOOCs are an addition to, rather than a disruptor of, business education. A growing number of business schools are accepting MOOCs as credit for an MBA degree — and some are letting MBA students who have completed MOOCs skip foundational classes.

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