Planning to do an MBA? Prep up with this MOOC

  • HT Education Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 17, 2016 20:09 IST
These courses will also give you analytical skills applicable to the workplace. (Imagesbazaar)

Imperial College Business School, part of Imperial College, London, ranked among the top 10 institutions globally, is offering a series of massive online and open courses (MOOCs) titled Essentials for MBA Success. The four-part series will cover math, finance, data analysis and accounting. Click here to know more.

The courses are designed to both help learners already enrolled in MBA programmes to identify any additional knowledge they may need to succeed in their degree and to provide learners considering an MBA a meaningful insight into the experience of a full MBA programme.

These courses will also give learners analytical skills applicable to the workplace. Each course offers a tailored personalised learning plan highlighting the areas learners need to focus on to get a competitive edge on an MBA programme or within their company. Experts in the field will help learners use real world examples, interactive exercises and the support of peers to learn the fundamentals of accounting, finance, math and data analysis.

By the end of this series, they will be able to establish how ready they are to start an MBA, having identified (and closed) any gaps in their knowledge. They will also be able to learn how to choose appropriate quantitative methods to adopt when conducting coursework assignments and projects during an MBA programme besides understanding and applying key mathematical and statistical principles underlying the key quantitative concepts that they will encounter during an MBA.

It will also help in understanding the fundamentals of accounting and finance in order to effectively study these topics in greater detail during an MBA programme.

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