Today, we are proud to announce that we are working with The Georgia Institute of Technology on a new online master of science (OMS) degree in Analytics that will be offered for less than $10,000, a quarter of the cost of traditional on-campus programs.
This top 10 ranked analytics program will be a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering, College of Computing and Scheller College of Business. The online program will also feature a set of three courses that will form a MicroMasters program called Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods that will be offered on edx.org.
Our world has gone digital, and data analytics powers decision making in virtually every field, including retail, healthcare, technology, business, education and government. With a projected shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills combined with data analysis jobs increasingly becoming more important in all industries by 2020, the time for learning big data is now.
The MicroMasters program will teach essential analytics fundamentals, including statistical and machine learning methods, data-intensive computing and visualization techniques, software tools and business applications. The analytic courses will cover popular programming languages, such as R, Python and SQL. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the MicroMasters program will help learners apply the integrated skills they gain to business for maximum impact.
The MicroMasters courses will be free to enroll and open to anyone. Learners who want to showcase their knowledge will be able to earn a MicroMasters certificate as a standalone credential for $1500. The GTx Analytics MicroMasters program will help prepare people for cutting-edge careers as a data scientist, data analyst, business analyst, operations research analyst and more.
These open, online courses can help a learner decide if he or she wants to pursue a full online analytics master’s degree from Georgia Tech at a fraction of the cost of traditional programs. This creates a unique opportunity for working professionals to start with a MicroMasters program and, upon admission, move on to a full online degree from a world-class institution without having to relocate or leave their jobs. The additional Georgia Tech OMS Analytics courses will also be offered on edX as well.
With the Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters program, learners around the world will have access to high-quality courses and expertise from Georgia Tech’s top ranked program. Our collaboration with Georgia Tech to deliver the OMS Analytics program will help learners gain in-demand skills to advance their careers in affordable, flexible and accessible ways. We are proud to work with Georgia Tech as we further our mission to increase access to education and improve learners’ lives.
We look forward to sharing more news about the Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods MicroMasters program on edX in the coming days. In the meantime, we encourage you to register on edX to stay informed and explore our top courses today.