GW’s nursing school plans to offer a massive open online course to the public in May – with a twist.
US massive open online course provider Coursera has launched several new suites of business courses, on topics that include entrepreneurship and business modelling (from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania), human resource management (from the University of Minnesota), coaching for managers (from the University of California Davis) and marketing (from IE Business School).
Coursera’s announcement to add Specializations to its roster of educational packages comes with a new price in many cases, as noted in Carl Straumsheim’s 1/29 piece at Inside Higher Ed.
To sign up for Michigan State University’s How to Start Your Own Business, for example, budding entrepreneurs have to pay $79 up front for the first of five courses in the Specialization or prepay $474 for the entire program.
Course available in Hindi too
To increase the reach of these courses IIM Bangalore will also make these courses available in Hindi. Highlighting the constant innovation that IIMB and edX are jointly nurturing in Indian and global higher education, edX CEO and MIT Professor Dr. Anant Agarwal said, “Created by one of the world’s leading business schools, IIMB’s new XSeries Program will provide learners around the world an important credential to improve their job and career prospects.”
Through this online programme, IIM Bangalore aims to empower thousands of learners with the competencies to take effective management decisions.