IE University surpasses one million learners enrolled on its Coursera MOOCs
Only five European universities have reached this historic figure on open online course platform.
More than one million learners are now enrolled on IE University’s Coursera Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The institution, which has been working with the course platform for nine years, has developed 44 MOOCs, along with nine Specializations, among them Marketing, Branding, Globalization and Economics, Scale Up Your Startup, and Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, the last two launched earlier this year. IE University thus becomes one of the five European universities that have surpassed the barrier of one million enrollments on Coursera.
Over the last decade, IE University has trained more than 710,000 unique learners from all over the world. By country, the top 10 is led by India, USA, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, UK, Brazil, Canada, Peru and Argentina. Of these, more than 130,000 students have obtained the program’s final certificate. Among the most popular MOOCs designed by IE University Making Architecture and Market Research and Consumer Behavior, which already have more than 100,000 students enrolled, while Brand & Product Management is reaching 85,000 users.
“Reaching one million enrollments in our MOOCs on Coursera represents a milestone and drives us to continue working on the design of new online courses, and to innovate in formats and content. Every year, we design courses in which tens of thousands of people participate worldwide, making a positive impact on society.”
Martín Rodríguez, Director of IE Publishing & Executive Education Online at IE University
“With nearly 10 years on the Coursera platform, IE University is a pioneer in online learning and shares our commitment to expanding access to the world’s best education,” said Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer, Coursera. “Reaching one million enrollments is a testament to the high-quality courses and Specializations IE University has produced – enabling learners across the globe to develop in-demand skills in business, marketing, product management, and more.”
IE University is currently working on the design of a certificate in Business Essentials with Coursera. This five-month online program will begin in October 2022, and will focus on business strategy, finance and marketing, and will provide credits for students in IE University master’s programs such as the Global Online MBA.