Northwestern adds health care, business MOOCs

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

Northwestern is adding health care and business classes to its offerings of massive open online courses this spring.

The classes, which will be taught by professors from the Feinberg School of Medicine and the Kellogg School of Management, are the latest additions to the University’s growing curriculum of MOOCs on the Coursera platform. NU has created 11 courses on the platform since first launching in 2013.

The business class, “Scaling Operations: Linking Strategy and Execution” will begin March 30. The course will focus on operations strategy and run for five weeks.

Feinberg’s first MOOC will launch April 13 and is geared toward students interested in careers in health care. The six-week course, “Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare,” will give students career advice and strategies for entering health related fields.

Three MOOCs will be offered again this spring beginning on March 30: Digital Image Processing, Life Cycle Assessment and Content Strategy.

The Content Strategy course is part of the University’s first MOOC specialization program. The second course in the sequence will begin June 1 and will be followed by a final project.

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