Is there such a thing as a pocket MBA?
October 19, 2012 11:58 AM Subscribe
Please help me acquire a working simulacrum of an MBA. I'm currently undergoing a career transition into a field where many if not most of the folks have MBAs, and MBA-related knowledge- specifically related to investing, public and private equity, and enterprise funding- is part of the air the profession breathes. Getting an MBA isn't really an option for me for a number of reasons, and I'm wondering if it's possible to assemble a syllabus for myself- through online and print resources- that will be a quick and dirty way to acquire some of the knowledge and rhetoric of the field- a kind of pocket MBA, if you will.
posted by Corrective_Lenses to education (13 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
I'm specifically a former academic and non-profit management type trying to ease myself into the world of impact investing. I know I'm just not qualified for the actual jobs handling private equity, different asset classes etc. and stuff that's heavily on the quant side, but there are some aspects of the field that could use qualitative research skills, which is where I'm hoping to land. I just want to improve my literacy and with it, my skill set. I've perused my local university extension courses (UC Berkeley), but all they have is a course in business analysis, which is more organization theory, and accounting. Thanks for any and all suggestions for books, websites, or better online extension programs etc.!