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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) target potential students globally to provide access to education and expand potential consumers. In addition to traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets, many MOOCs provide interactive user forums to support community interactions among students and professors.

The main providers of MOOCs are:

  1. edX: It is one of the largest provider of MOOC education internationally, owned by MIT & Harvard University.
  2. Udemy: A course provider that offers skills training for professionals who want to rack up on new competencies.
  3. Udacity: Provides patented ‘Nanodegree’ schemes, including ones that offer improvement of cyber-tech skills.
  4. NovoEd: Unlike any other MOOC provider, NovoEd offers its students an opportunity to collaborate in small teams with students from around the world.

Types of courses available:

  • Introduction to Corporate Finance: Wharton School
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting: Wharton School
  • The Role of Global Capital Markets: University of Melbourne
  • Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting: ACCA
  • Economics of Money and Banking: Barnard College
  • How to Succeed at Interviews: University of Sheffield

HBX is at the premium end of MOOCs, run by the world-famous Harvard Business School. HBX is an online learning online university-level course platform. The Credentials of Readiness (CORe) is the course most suitable for undergraduates at UK Universities who want to learn the basics of business.

The Credentials of Readiness (CORe) is a foundational business course, introducing business jargon at the most basic level. The composition is a compulsory triad of Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting. At 1800 USD for the course, it is value for money. With HBX CORe under your belt, you will find yourself well versed in business and able to use concepts practically.

July 12th, 2017

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