Coursera, the global leader in online education and learning, and Indian School of Business (ISB), a premier global B-school, today announced the launch of two new Specializations called ‘Business Technology Management (BTM)’ for professionals in IT functions and the IT industry, and ‘Trading Strategies in Emerging Markets’ for beginners in financial markets sector. These programmes are being offered by ISB on Coursera’s platform after the successful launch of ISB’s first Coursera Specialization, ‘Financial Markets and Investment Strategy,’ in June this year.
Dr. Rick Levin, CEO, Coursera, said: “India’s prominence in global markets is growing and leading to a rise in the need for Indians equipped with skills in areas like trading and technology management. By offering these Specializations on Coursera, ISB is making a basic education in valuable career skills available to anyone. Given that the Indian market has a large pool of fresh graduates looking to break into high paying careers, we foresee a huge amount of interest in these Specializations.”
Dr. Deepa Mani, Associate Professor & Executive Director, Srini Raj Centre for IT and the Networked Economy (SRITNE), ISB said: “Business Leaders in the new digital economy need to shift their view of IT from a “cost center” to a “competitive asset”. This shift in thinking about the IT function requires a new breed of IT leaders and managers. Managers who can examine technology through a business lens. We are happy to offer our Business Technology Management Specialization on the Coursera platform that will address this very need.”
Dr. Ramana Sonti, Clinical Associate Professor, ISB, said: “We are pleased to partner with Coursera and launch another Specialization on the platform within a gap of only a few short months. The ‘trading Strategies in Emerging Markets’ Specialization will allow the learners, be it trading enthusiasts, trading desk and market analyst aspirants, to confidently design trading strategies and trade in the financial markets.”