Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative HBX has announced the launch of three new 8-week online certificate programs—Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting. The content in these programs has previously been available only as part of HBX’s three-course Credential of Readiness (CORe) program, but participants will now be able to enroll in each course individually.
These three foundational courses are designed to give participants the skills and confidence they need to be successful in the business world, regardless of their industry or academic background.
- Developed by Harvard Business School professor Jan Hammond, the Business Analytics course introduces quantitative methods used to analyze data and make better management decisions.
- Economics for Managers, created by Professor Bharat Anand, focuses on applying economic principles such as supply and demand, cost, markets, competition, and differentiation to developing business strategy.
- The Financial Accounting course was designed by Professor V.G. Narayanan to teach the fundamentals of accounting, enabling participants to build, interpret, and analyze financial statements.
Participants in the individual certificate programs who would like to earn the Credential of Readiness may do so by taking each course individually and successfully passing the associated final exam. The CORe program continues to be available for participants committed to completing all three courses in tandem.
The three individual courses will all begin on January 23, with subsequent cohorts starting in April and June. Applications for the January cohort will open on November 1. The courses will be delivered on the innovative HBX online platform, which puts participants at the center of the learning process through active, social, and case-based learning.
Individual courses are priced at $1,500 and financial aid will be available for qualified applicants. Application deadlines for the 2018 cohorts are as follows: January (deadline January 10), April (deadline March 28), and June (deadline June 13).
“We have been pleased by the wide range of participants—across geography, industry, age, and career stage—who have found great value in the Credential of Readiness program,” says Patrick Mullane, Executive Director of HBX. “By offering each of these courses individually, we are providing more flexibility and opening up new learning pathways for professionals who may be interested in only one or two of these topics.”
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