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The start of a new year is a great time to try something new. If you’ve been thinking about a new career direction or are interested in broadening your skills, taking an introductory online course will allow you to try something out and learn the basics. This month, edX is launching exciting new introductory courses in finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, programming and much more. Take this opportunity to learn online from top universities and institutions around the world.

Have you been wondering what it would be like to be a computer programmer? Do you have an idea for a novel that you’ve always wanted to write but never knew how to get started? Are you interested in improving your leadership skills? Do you have a great business idea but need to learn the basics of starting a new venture? Explore exciting courses launching this month and kick off a great new year.


MITx - Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python, Starts January 13, 2016

Learn Computer Programming
Computer Programmers are always in high demand. If you think you may have a knack for coding, then you should definitely check out this free introductory programming course starting January 13. Within weeks you’ll be writing programs and moving in a potentially lucrative career direction.


MITx - Becoming an Entrepreneur, Starts January 25, 2016

Launch a Big Idea
If you’re interesting in starting a new business, start with a free introductory course in entrepreneurship to learn the steps you need to take to get going. Enroll in MIT’s online course, Becoming an Entrepreneur, starting January 25th.


ACCA - Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting, Starts January 11, 2016

Learn How to Manage a Business
Dive into the world of accounting with a free introductory course on financial management. EdX has many beginner and advanced-level business management courses starting in January and February from the best schools.


Berkleex - Introduction to the Music Business, Starts January 25, 2016

Learn the Music Business
Are you curious about the music business and how it has drastically changed in the last 10 years? Learn the basics with Introduction to the Music Business, a course designed to give students an understanding of how to navigate the music industry now and in the future.


ASUx - Credit Eligible - Introduction to Health and Wellness, Starts January 11, 2016

Become Your Own Nutritionist
Everyone should learn the basics of nutrition. Stay active and healthy in the New Year and beyond with Introduction to Health and Wellness, a free course designed to get you on track and keep you going with good habits and better lifestyle choices.


Professional Education - UBCx - How to Write a Novel– Part 1: Plan & Outline, Starts January 20, 2016

Write a Novel
Everyone has a story. But few can transfer it into a well-formed novel. If you’ve wanted to start writing it all down for years but didn’t know where to begin, enroll in How to Write a Novel from UBCx. It will show you how to organize and outline the story to get you on your way.


Cornellx - Introduction to Global Hospitality Management, Starts January 25, 2016

Understand the Hotel Business
Have you ever wondered what it was like to work in the hotel business? The hospitality industry is huge and growing with incredible opportunities. Enroll in Introduction to Global Hospitality Management from Cornellx, starting January 25th.


For a path to a new career or simply to advance your current one, a MicroMasters program may be right for you. MicroMasters are advanced, credit-eligible online courses born from the Masters programs at leading universities. Programs in cybersecurity, machine learning, UX design, international law and other high-demand fields can get you started in a whole new direction.

Explore all areas of study online at edX.org and have an exciting and prosperous new year.


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