MicroMasters Programs Celebrate One Year
Since the launch of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business MicroMasters program in 2017, 148,000 students worldwide have joined the first runs of 7 programs offered in Digital Leadership and in Digital Product Management on edX. Of those, 3,857 were verified learners, almost half of whom passed the course(s) they were enrolled in.
The evident demand for the program, and its popularity, were summed up in this comment from a learner after completing her certificate in Digital Transformation Strategy with Professor Venkatraman: “I just got my fourth certificate at Boston University. Thank you for the excellent training!”
edX, a MOOC platform founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, coined the MicroMasters term to describe a series of graduate-level courses that that (1) provide deep learning in a specific career field, (2) are recognized by employers for their real job relevance, and (3) are designed to accelerate the learner’s progress through a Master’s program upon admission. To qualify, courses must be self-paced or running 3 times per year on the edX platform over a minimum 2-to 3-year period.
The Boston University Digital Product Management teaches essential tools and techniques to manage the development, launch, and growth of digital products and advance your career as a product manager.
Digital Leadership teaches the skills and perspectives needed to lead in today’s digital age, harnessing the power of digital technologies to drive business success.
To earn the MicroMasters credential, learners must receive a verified certificate in all five courses within a MicroMasters Program. There is a $200 fee associated with the upgrade to the verified track in each course. Verified learners receive an enhanced learning experience along with a verified certificate, available if they obtain a passing grade.
The Master of Science in Digital Innovation (MSDi) graduate degree program at BU
Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters program credential are eligible to apply to the Master of Science in Digital Innovation (MSDi) graduate degree program at Questrom with no need to take the GMAT or GRE test. Learners who have earned a MicroMasters credential would be credited for 8 academic units (32 units are required for graduation with the stand-alone MSDi degree). Learners may combine a MicroMasters course with the Questrom Executive Leadership Center programs.
To learn more about BU MicroMasters offerings or other programs available online from BU through the edX platform, visit https://www.edx.org/school/bux.