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This B-School Is Offering Non-Credit MBA Courses

For professionals looking to brush up on their skills, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is now offering 19 MBA courses on a non-credit basis.

The elective courses cover topics such as accounting, finance, marketing, general management, operations, and information systems and are a part of Goizueta’s evening MBA and executive MBA programs, according to Business Wire.  

“It is even more critical today to bring up to the minute skills and knowledge to your work, whether it be the latest thinking on pricing, the foundations and business applications of fintech, structuring and negotiating private equity deals, mastering new methods of modeling and analyzing data to support decisions, or the concepts and principles in consumer psychology that inform marketing decisions,” Nicola Barrett, Chief Corporate Learning Officer at Goizueta Business School, says in the press release.

CLASS FORMAT

Each course will be fully online and taught by Goizueta faculty. Additionally, participating professionals will be studying alongside Goizueta MBA students.

The courses will go live in January with classes being held once a week throughout the semester. For more ambitious students, Goizueta is offering two of the courses as Accelerated Course Electives, which can be completed in one week.

“This is about rethinking how we help business professionals upskill, reskill, and increase their impact and realize the idea of career-long learning,” Barrett says.

SHIFT TO MORE FLEXIBILITY AND OPTIONS

Like many other B-schools, Goizueta’s new offering is just another example of how MBAs are shifting to more flexibility and options for students.

Many B-schools now offer online MBA programs, where students can earn a degree without having to forgo work by being on campus.

“There’s still a thought that the online MBA is not an integral part of a school,” Ramesh Venkataraman, associate dean for Information and Instructional Technologies and the Chair of the Kelley Direct MBA, tells P&Q. “In many places, the online MBA is a way to make money, which is not the case here. For us, it’s another offering.”

Sources: Business Wire, Poets & Quants

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