As we observed last October, Coursera has been undergoing an evolution of sorts. When the ed tech company started out, it offered an array of individual courses to students worldwide. A little of this. And a little of that. Now, they're increasingly moving towards courses that work together in sequences. First came "course specializations"--collections of courses that allow students to gain a mastery of specialized topics like Deep Learning, Data Science (Johns Hopkins), Business Fundamentals (Wharton), Digital Marketing (University of Illinois), and Big Data (UC San Diego). Next it was just a logical jump to offering full-blown Bachelor's and Master's programs at a discounted price (roughly 1/3 the usual cost.) As of this month, Coursera offers one Bachelor's program (Computer Science from the University of London), one MBA, and eight Master's programs. The full list of degree programs appears below:
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of London (New)
- Master of Computer Science from Arizona State University (New)
- Global Master of Public Health from Imperial College London (New)
- Master of Computer Science from the University of Illinois (New)
- Master of Applied Data Science from the University of Michigan (New)
- Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan (New)
- Master of Computer Science in Data Science from University of Illinois
- Online Master's in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris
- Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois
- Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois
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