Business school: A surprisingly contentious topic worthy of any protracted Twitter tirade. Depending upon who you ask, it’s (A) a two-year networking party with a six-figure price tag, (B) only worth pursuing if you get into a top-5 school, or (D) totally not worth it.
Not to say that B-school doesn’t provide any value, but just know there are worthy alternatives if you’re not into shelling out $200K or two years of your life for some business know-how. Exhibit A: the five courses we’ve handpicked below, featuring instruction by award-winning business professor Chris Haroun.
If you’re serious about getting a venture off the ground — or even just getting your foot into the business world — check them out. They’re all on sale for a limited time only:
This course will teach you how to turn a business idea into reality through a well-crafted business plan. Besides Haroun’s step-by-step instruction, you’ll also get 50 business plan templates and his 13-step process for crafting rock-solid business plans, as well as 25 business presentations specifically tailored for startups.
The MSRP is $199 but you can grab it now for $14.
Based on a popular business book of the same name, this course will teach you all the tips and tricks Haroun’s gleaned in the business trenches. You’ll get insights from his experience working with some business bigwigs — including Warren Buffett and Bill Gates — plus master everything from management to how to navigate the murky waters of corporate politics.
It normally retails for $49.99, but you can get it now for $11.99.
Take a deep dive into some core business school essentials, like how to start a company, accrue customers, and raise capital. Plus, get the lowdown on the value of investment banking firms to your business, master quantitative and qualitative market analysis, and much more.
It normally retails for $200, but grab it now for $14.99.
All the quant courses you would have taken in an MBA program? They’re distilled into this quick and dirty course. You’ll master everything from accounting and finance to how to formulate an income statement, plus dive into how to value companies with a variety of methodologies and whip up a cash flow statement.
It usually retails for $199.99, but get it now for $19.99.
Become a stellar public speaker through exercises, examples, and templates designed to help you craft and deliver an effective message to your audience. You’ll get 25 speech guides and over 50 slide templates for various types of speech-giving occasions: investor pitches, corporate presentations, and the like.
This typically goes for $200, but grab it now for $14.99.