Mooc Platform Partners Top Business Schools To Close Big Data Skills Gap

Silicon Valley Mooc developer Coursera has launched a series of online courses with top business schools focused on big data — underscoring the need for analytics training, as business faces a dire shortage of managers who can deal with a deluge of data. The 30+ new courses — called Specializations — are centred on business, computer science and data science. Demand for business analytics skills is at an all-time high across all industries and is outstripping supply. By 2018, the US will face shortages of 190,000 data science experts and 1.5 million data-literate managers, according to a recent study by McKinsey & Company, the consultancy. “The world economy is changing fast, and skills in business, computer science, and data science have never been more valuable,” Coursera will say in a…


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