edX announces new MicroMasters programs for career advancement

New MicroMasters programs include subjects in key fields, such as business analytics, cybersecurity and data science .

edXthe online education platform from Harvard and MITannounced the launch of 16 new MicroMasters programs from top universities across the globe.

EdX created MicroMasters programs to bridge the knowledge gap between higher education and the workplace. Through 12 prestigious university partners, edX is expanding these programs across in-demand fields like:

  • Business analytics
  • Digital product management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science

The newly launched programs build on the success of the MicroMasters launch in September 2016, when edX and 14 international partners debuted 19 programs in topics like artificial intelligence and supply chain management.

These credit-eligible, career-relevant programs are free to try, and can help advance careers and offer a pathway to an accelerated Master’s program. Top employers, including industry-leading companies like IBM, PWC, Hootsuite, Bloomberg, Fidelity and more, recognize MicroMasters programs for real-time, real-world relevancy.

A full list of the latest MicroMasters offerings is available:

Data Science and Analytics

  • Business Analytics, Columbia University
  • Data Science, The University of California, San Diego
  • Big Data, University of Adelaide
  • Analytics: Essential Tools and Methods, The Georgia Institute of Technology

Computer Science

  • Cybersecurity, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Cloud Computing, University of Maryland University College
  • Software Development, The University of British Columbia
  • Software Testing and Verification, University of Maryland University College

Hybrid Jobs

  • Digital Product Management, Boston University
  • Digital Leadership, Boston University
  • Managing Technology & Innovation: How to deal with disruptive change, The RWTH Aachen University
  • Marketing in the Digital World, Curtin University
  • Bioinformatics, University of Maryland University College
  • Instructional Design and Technology, University of Maryland University College


  • Robotics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Solar Energy Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Material from a press release was used in this report.