10/31/13 Khan Academy, a provider of free, online-education services, is very valuable for MBA students wanting to enhance their perquisite or business-foundation skills, MBA students and alumni who want to supplement or refresh their MBA knowledge base, or MBA faculty wanting to supplement existing courses. A sampling of course categories offered to Khan Academy subscribers (students) include Algebra, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance and Capital Markets, and Entrepreneurship. All lessons are self-paced and generally take ten minutes or less to complete. In the following sections, I explain why I think Khan Academy is a great resource for MBA students, alumni and faculty members.
About Khan Academy
Kahn Academy’s mission is “to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.” Khan Academy uses a learning model conceived by its founder Sal Khan while he was remotely tutoring his cousin online. Founded in 2008, Khan Academy’s website now delivers more than 300,000,000 lessons per month to more than 8,000,000 individual users. Subscribers learn by watching instructional videos (4,800 plus) and working practice problems (100,000 plus). The free, online educational materials (e.g., practice exercises, instructional videos, dashboard analytics and tools for teachers) provide personalized education for users of all ages in a scalable way.
Khan Academy’s Appeal to MBA Students, Alumni and Faculty
Khan Academy is a learning resource that MBA students, alumni and faculty can adapt to fit their specific needs and circumstances. Moreover, given the wide range of courses and support tools for students and coaches, Khan Academy can meet evolving needs, as well.
For MBA students and alumni, some of the appealing qualities of Khan Academy include:
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