WSMVBy Jennifer Bowen - email. Laurie Pickard wanted to earn her MBA without quitting her job or amassing overwhelming amounts of debt.
Living in Rwanda, Africa, she also needed the convenience of online classes.
In pursuit of that goal, she became the poster child for a growing trend in education called MOOC's – or massive open online courses - free or lost-cost university-level classes taught on the internet.
Wrapping up her second semester of a program she designed to earn an MBA-equivalent for around $1,000, Pickard created a path for others to follow suit, a path which she details on her blog, The No Pay MBA. More...