IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

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FREE ACADEMIC COURSES FROM EXTERNAL INSTITUTES / UNIVERSITIES

Do a free course from ONE OR MORE of the following Institutions / Open Educational Resources on the internet and get certified by PDMFU.

Subsequently, based on your courses, you will be eligible to receive a Diploma / Advanced Diploma / Advanced PG Diploma / Certificate / Bachelors and Masters Degree on enrolment with us.

To get certified

  1. To get Diploma / Degree Certificates from PDMFU, enrol by sending the completed Application Form to PDMFU.
  2. Pay a nominal donation to PDMFU as suggested in the Scholarship and Fees Section, on the offer of Admission.
  3. Complete the course and send us a self-declaration letter listing the courses you have completed and stating that you have successfully finished the courses. The Institution believes that its students are mature and motivated to achieve their educational goals. And rigorous examination procedure beat the very purpose of the Institutions very existence and its basic philosophy, to allow the students to earn a qualification on a much more flexible basis than traditional Institutions. Qualifications are earned by demonstrating what you know, understood, and through the skills & the knowledge acquired, not how long you can warm a chair and then later on vomiting it out. Education is not just regurgitation of facts.
  4. Subsequently, based on your qualifications, you will receive diploma / degree certificates with grade / mark sheet, from PDMFU.
HOW TO PURSUE A FREE MBA COURSE FROM HARVARD, WHARTON, AND YALE, AND OTHER TOP-TIER SCHOOLS / UNIVERSITIES AND GET CERTIFIED BY PDMFU!

"If everything goes according to plan, Laurie Pickard will earn her MBA in three years for less than $1,000. She'll take classes from Harvard, Wharton, and Yale, and other top-tier schools. And she'll tackle it all while keeping her full-time job. She'll accomplish all of this from Kigali, Rwanda. It sounds too good to be true. But Pickard, 32, is determined to pull it off. If successful, she'll arguably be the first person in the world to cobble together an MBA program from massive open online courses (MOOCs), free or low-cost classes accessible to anyone with Internet access."

How we are putting together a complete master's in business administration using free online resources, is given as an example below. You may also do it similarly..

List of courses follows.

Human Resources

Professor: Christina Dahdal

Provider: Open2Study

Topics covered: role of HR, workplace learning, hiring, emerging issues in HR

An Introduction to Marketing

Professors: David Bell, Peter Fader, Barbara E. Kahn

University: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

Provider: Coursera

An Introduction to Operations Management

Professor: Christian Terwiesch

University: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

Provider: Coursera

Topics covered: process analysis, productivity, variety, six sigma

International Organizations Management

Professor: Various

University: Université de Genève

Provider: Coursera

Topics covered: context for international organizations, public-private partnerships, the UN system, marketing and fundraising

Project Management Skills for All Careers

Professor: Various

University: none

Provider: Canvas Network

Topics covered: visual project management, scheduling, scope, budgeting and cost management

New Models of Business in Society

Professor: R. Edward Freeman

University: University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Provider: Coursera

Topics covered: corporate philanthropy, creating value for stakeholders, social enterprise, environment

An Introduction to Financial Accounting

Professor: Brian Bushee

University: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

Provider: Coursera

Topics covered: balance statements, income statements, cash flows, accrual accounting, securities, debt, ratio analysis, shareholders equity

Corporate Finance

Professor: AswathDamodaran

University: New York University, Stern School of Business

Provider: iTunesU

Topics covered: betas, hurdle rates, return on investment, net present value, debt and equity, dividends

How to Build a Startup

Professor: Steve Blank

Provider: Udacity

Topics covered: business model and customer development, business model canvas, segmentation, marketing and sales channels, revenue models

Subsistence Marketplaces

Professor: MadhuViswanathan

University: University of Illinois

Provider: Coursera

Topics covered: understanding subsistence marketplaces, entrepreneurs in subsistence market places, research methods, product development

Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies

Professor: Michael Goldberg

University: Case Western Reserve University

Provider: Coursera

Financial Markets

Professor: Robert Shiller

University: Yale University

Provider: Coursera

Topics covered: principles of risk management; efficient markets; debt versus equity; real estate; forward, futures, and options markets; financial infrastructure

Foundations of Business Strategy

Professor: Michael J. Lenox

University: University of Virginia, Darden School of Business

Provider: Coursera

Topics covered: strategic analysis, Five Forces Analysis, firm capabilities, competitive positioning

Social Psychology

Professor: Scott Plous

University: Wesleyan University

Provider: Coursera

Topics covered: social perceptions and misperceptions, the psychology of self-presentation and persuasion, group behavior, conflict and peace-making

Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills

Professor: George Siedel

University: University of Michigan

Provider: Coursera

Topics covered: negotiation strategy, negotiation tactics, creating a contract, arbitration, mediation

Organizational Analysis

Professor: Daniel A. McFarland

University: Stanford University

Provider: Coursera

Topics covered: organizational decision-making, organizational learning and intelligence, organizational culture and legitimacy, organizational ecology

Evaluating Social Programs

Professor: Rachel Glennerster, Marc Shotland

University: MIT

Provider: edX

Topics covered: randomized evaluations, sampling, validity

Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals

Professor: Chris Caplice

University: MIT

Provider: edX

Topics covered:

· Demand Forecasting, Planning, and Management,

· Inventory Planning, Management, and Control, and

· Transportation Planning, Management, and Execution

Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?

Professor: Bill Aulet

University: MITx, Sloan School of Management

Provider: edX

Topics covered: identifying and interviewing prospective customers, selecting the right customers for your business

Entrepreneurship 102: What can you do for your customer?

Professor: Bill Aulet

University: MITx, Sloan School of Management

Provider: edX

Topics covered: creating a great product, solving customers' problems


USEFUL LINKS FOR PURSUING FREE COURSES

1100 FreeOnlineCourses from Top Universities | Open Culture
Download 1100 free online courses from the world's top universities -- Stanford, Yale, MIT, & more.
http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

Coursera - Free Online Courses
Take free online classes from 115+ top universities and educational organizations. Partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others to offer courses...
https://www.coursera.org/

Harvard Open Courses for Free | Open Learning Initiative
free Harvard online courses through Harvard Extension School's Open Learning Initiative.
http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative

Stanford Online Courses
free online courses
http://online.stanford.edu/courses/

edX | Free online courses from the world's best universities
Free courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web, provided by MIT, Harvard and Berkeley.
https://www.edx.org/

Free Online Courses - With ALISON
ALISON courses are 100% free, interactive and easy to use. Over 600 online courses at certificate and diploma level.
http://alison.com/course/

www.openculture.com free certificate courses
800 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from great universities. Most offer "certificates" or "statements of completion.".
http://www.openculture.com/free_certificate_courses

OpenLearningWorld.com - Course Catalog - ALL Courses are FREE
FreeOnlineCourses, FreeOnline Education & FreeOnline Studies.
http://www.openlearningworld.com/

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http://www.siliconindia.com/online_courses/degree.html

BBC - Learning - OnlineCourses
Adult learning online courses from the BBC: choose foreign languages, computers, maths, first aid, sports, gardening or food courses.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/onlinecourses/

Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.
http://www.harvard.edu/faqs/free-courses

Open Yale Courses
Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.
oyc.yale.edu

MIT Open CourseWare
Provides free, searchable access to MIT’s course materials for educators, students and self-learners around the world.
http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html

Open Courseware consortium
The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 100 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
http://ocwconsortium.org/

Chinese Open Resources for Education (CORE)
Promotes closer interaction and open sharing of educational resources between Chinese and international universities
http://www.core.org.cn/en/index.htm

Connexions Rice University
Connexions is an environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web, hosted by Rice University.
http://cnx.org/

Tufts University OpenCourseware
Supports and advances education by making high-quality content freely available on the web for learners and faculty
http://ocw.tufts.edu/

Japan Open Courseware Consortium
Provides a wide rage of free and OER via de Internet to individuals interested in higher education
http://www.jocw.jp/

Utah State University Open Courseware
A free and OER for faculty, students and self-learners
http://ocw.usu.edu/

Universia
Translates MIT OCW to Spanish and Portuguese
www.universia.net

OpensourceOpencourseware Prototype Systems
Translates MIT OCW
into Traditional Chinese
www.twocw.net
or into simplified Chinese
www.cocw.net

UNESCO International Institute of Educational Planning
Works to strengthen the capacity of countries to plan and manage their educational systems.
www.unesco.org/iiep

Public Library of Science
www.plos.org

National Science Digital Library
http://nsdl.org/index.php

Creative Commons
Offers creators a way to protect their works while building a layer of reasonable flexible copyright.
http://creativecommons.org/

WiderneteGranary:
Project to improve digital access in developing countries
http://www.widernet.org/digitallibrary/

Open Education Database
A collection of free courses
http://oedb.org
See also The Academic’s Guide to Self-Publishing: http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/the-academics-guide-to-self-publishing/