New Delhi, 22 August, 2016: Coursera, the world’s largest online education platform, today announced the launch of a series of five courses called a Specialization on ‘Data Analysis and Presentation Skills’ under a collaboration with PwC.
Under this partnership, PwC will offer a series of widely available courses for anyone who could benefit from learning more about business analytics. This collaboration will also allow PwC’s people to improve their internal learning and development. PwC is amongst one of the first professional services network to offer courses to their 208,000 employee strong workforce and to the general public on the Coursera platform.
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The Specialization includes five courses, viz., Data-driven Decision Making, Problem Solving with Excel, Data Visualization with Advanced Excel and Effective Business Presentations with PowerPoint. In order to earn a Specialization Certificate, learners are required to complete a final Capstone Project that involves analyzing a mock client problem and a data set to gain business insights, research the client’s domain area, and create recommendations and bring it all together in a recorded video presentation.
Speaking on the launch, Rick Levin, Coursera’s founder and CEO said, “Coursera is devoted to helping individuals advance their careers with access to the best education institutions, and we’re excited to expand this work by providing courses from leading global employers like PwC. PwC has a unique understanding of exactly what employers are seeking in roles that require basic data analysis skills along with skills for how to communicate that data. We are delighted that PwC will now be able to help educate high potential people all around the world in these key skills through our platform.”
“Our collaboration with Coursera is about more than creating courses; it’s about helping people become more confident as they face the future,” said Agnes Hussherr, PwC’s global Human Capital leader.
“We hope that we’ll play a part in building a generation of confident leaders who can inspire trust in others and be ready to solve the important problems faced by the businesses they lead”, she further added.
Coursera is an online education company that offers courses and learning experiences from the world’s top universities and education institutions including the Indian School of Business. Coursera has more than 20 million registered learners worldwide. Anyone, anywhere can access over 2,000 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. For more information, visit www.coursera.org.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.
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