How to get an MBA education for less than $1,000

Fortune

(Poets&Quants) — Laurie Pickard’s gamble to earn an MBA entirely out of MOOCs is paying off—and not just because she saved six figures by forgoing a traditional degree.

As the blogger behind The No-Pay MBA, which chronicles her journey through the B-school curriculum, Pickard has become a household name in the MOOC (massive open online course) world. Poets&Quants first profiled Pickard in January 2014. Since then, the Kigali, Rwanda-based development worker for USAID has appeared in TIME , Entrepreneur, The Wall Street Journal, and Management Today,to name a few. She’s also written a column for TheFinancial Times. Her popularity has no doubt surprised MOOC critics and MBA purists, but Pickard herself may be the most astonished one. She is, after all, getting a business education that will cost her, all told, less than $1,000.

“It’s really gone beyond my wildest dreams…

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