60+ New Online Courses for Job Skills on Coursera

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Coursera Opens Enrollment to New, Affordable Courses that Teach Skills
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coursera,
the global leader in online education, today announced 60+ new
affordable courses and Specializations that teach a wide range of
career-related skills, from data analytics for business, to user
interface design, to beginning Chinese. Coursera Specializations are
series of courses designed to build skill or subject mastery; learners
who complete a Specialization receive Specialization Certificates from
world-renowned schools like Stanford University, Yale University,
Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan,
and Rice University.

According to a survey published in Harvard
Business Review
last year, 87 percent of people who completed online
courses on Coursera with the intention of advancing their careers
reported benefits including a promotion, a new job, or a salary raise.
If you are interested in exploring a new career or in taking the next
step in your current role, check out new courses and Specializations
open for enrollment in the following topics:

Computer Science

Try: Functional
Programming in Scala
, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Scala is a new functional computer programming language increasingly
being adopted by companies for its versatility and ability to integrate
with existing Java platforms. Demand for engineers with this skill is
high, with Scala developers earning a 22
percent pay boost
on average according to PayScale. In this
Specialization, you’ll learn Scala from the person who invented this
programming language.

Other new computer science Specializations:

Data Science and Analytics

Try: Applied
Data Science with Python
, University of Michigan

There’s a reason why the Harvard Business Review named data scientist
the sexiest
job of the 21st century
– and it’s not just because of its high pay
check. Master data science basics with this five-course Specialization,
which also covers the fundamentals of Python computer programming.

Other new data science Specializations:

Business & Management

Try: Engineering
Management Certificate, Part 1: Leadership
, Rice University

Leadership skill development is often overlooked for engineers but is
equally as important as technical skills. This is Part 1 of a series of
Specializations that result in a Certificate in Engineering Management
from Rice University designed specifically for professional engineers
who are interested in advancing into leadership and management roles.

Other new business and management Specializations:

Personal Development

Try: Learn
Mandarin Chinese
, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Mandarin Chinese is spoken by more than 1 billion people, making it the
most-spoken language in the world today. Learn the basics of this global
language with this four-course beginner Specialization, which also
prepares you to pass the HSK (the only official proficiency test of
Chinese language) level 1 or 2.

Other new personal development Specializations and courses:

Coursera’s newest offerings bring the total number of courses and
Specializations available on the platform to over 1,500 and over 150,
respectively. All of the new courses and Specializations are open for
enrollment today.

In addition to new content, Coursera launched several new features this
month, including new progress bars and course checklists to help
learners track their work and plan ahead; new, personalized course
recommendations based on individual interests and goals; and an
in-browser coding experience that allows learners to practice writing,
testing, and debugging code in computer science and data science
courses. These enhancements join Coursera’s suite of unique features,
like flexible course sessions that fit to any schedule and a robust
mobile app that allows learning on-the-go, that make it easier than ever
to learn and develop new skills online.

To see all of the new courses and Specializations on Coursera, or to
register for an upcoming session, visit Coursera.org.

About Coursera

Coursera is an online education company that offers courses and learning
experiences from the world’s top universities and education institutions
including Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Duke
University, University of Virginia, and University of Michigan. Coursera
has more than 22 million registered learners worldwide who can access
over 1,500 courses and Specializations in dozens of topics including
business, technology, social sciences, health, and art. Coursera
empowers learners around the world to achieve their career, educational,
and personal enrichment goals throughout their lives. Coursera is backed
by leading VCs such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, New Enterprise
Associates, GSV Capital, International Finance Corporation, Laureate
Education Inc., and Learn Capital.

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