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Alternative MBA: How Augment is Challenging Tradition

Theo Moret

8 May, 2024

2 min read

Augment's alternative MBA is here to shatter the mold of traditional MBA programs. Learn how their modern approach equips you with the entrepreneurial skills you need to navigate the business world.

What is an MBA?

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an advanced degree that equips business professionals with skills in areas like marketing, human resource management, and business analytics. These programs provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how to manage a business, whether they plan to start their own or manage someone else’s.

Traditional business school programs are expensive and often require full-time enrollment — a deal breaker for many working professionals. However, new MBA alternatives are entering the scene, providing flexible, low-cost options to students.

What are the Cons of the Traditional MBA?

  • The biggest con of traditional MBA programs is the cost, often putting students into debt.
  • If you plan to work while getting your traditional MBA, you might be out of luck. Many business schools require full-time enrollment.
  • Formal MBA programs are broad. If your goal is to work in a niche industry sector, they may not offer the specialized skill sets you need.
Chris Barton, founder of Shazam, sitting on set surrounded by cameras, teaching his class on Augment.

What is Augment?

By combining the expertise from top industry leaders with the convenience of self-paced online courses, Augment is reshaping the landscape of business education. It's an MBA alternative with courses from the very best in business. Students learn strategies from the founders of Wikipedia, Shazam, Waze, and YouTube — giants who've truly revolutionized business practices.

The Augment Alternative MBA covers critical areas of business such as:

  1. Business Strategy & Innovation
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Leadership
  4. Sales
  5. Business Operations
  6. Management
  7. Financial Accounting

Most people will spend upwards of 80,000 hours at work in their lifetime, yet many know surprisingly little about the intricacies of business. Augment views this gap as a missed opportunity for professional and financial advancement.

Their philosophy is simple: don’t just work—excel in your career by understanding the business world deeply and gaining essential business skills. Whether you aim to climb the corporate ladder, launch your own venture, or increase your wealth, Augment marks the beginning of that journey.

Difference between the Augment MBA and Traditional MBA

The Augment MBA Advantage

With The Augment MBA, you’ll learn how to create an effective business plan, engage and retain customers, communicate with users, lead teams, and master negotiation. You'll also learn about fundraising and the financial mechanisms that power businesses.

What sets Augment apart is the actionable nature of its curriculum. It's designed not just for learning, but for immediate application. The knowledge gained today can be implemented tomorrow, guaranteed.

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