Non degree courses or graduate certificates from top schools useful for admission?O
I've a masters in engineering from an average state school, but work exp from good brand companies. I was thinking of taking some courses from top schools like Stanford,Berkely (my employer pays about 5K/yr for courses relevant to my job). Does taking the courses from these schools add any value to my Resume. I know obviously its not going to replace my low tier school background, but atleast will it help a little bit.
I was thinking of taking engineering courses for one, its relevant to my job and two, I think I'll actually learn something useful. Or should I be taking some biz courses or "graduate certificates" in say finance,management etc?
Are graduate certificates better for admission chances than just taking one or two random courses?
EDIT: My hope is to get into IB post-MBA