The programme is targeting the workforce in the APAC region.
Online learning platform Coursera has collaborated with Australia's Macquarie University to introduce a full-time global MBA programme on its platform. The programme is targeting the workforce in the APAC region. It is the first such collaboration with a university in this region.
Leonie Tickle, associate dean, learning and teaching, Macquarie University, said, "This is an innovative, forward-looking programme which borrows from the trends of the future of work and blends the best practices of the future of learning."
The global MBA will be provided via 24 courses across six specialisations, including strategizing, leading, analyzing, adapting, influencing and the final capstone project, which integrates the five specializations.
Giovanni Dubois, Director, university partnerships, Coursera, stated, "The value proposition of this programme is flexibility and stackability. Students can pick and choose courses according to his/her interest and convenience and finish at his/her own pace."
Yvonne Breyer, programme director, design and experience, global MBA, added, "The disaggregation of a degree programme into byte-sized chunks allows learners not only flexibility, but also eases access for those who may not have the time or money or other resources to access mid-career learning."