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What is a MicroMasters?

Micromasters are a series of graduate levels courses that could be applied to a current of future career. Relevant courses are designed to be recognized by employers in your field. Classes could develop your industry specific knowledge by covering pertinent information related to your field. By completing required courses, you could earn a micromasters certificate. You could later apply this coursework towards an accelerated masters program. The shorter timeline could allow you to pursue both your professional and academic goals simultaneously.


Choose a MicroMasters Program

edX in conjunction with some well-known universities have developed a number MicroMasters Programs in a number of in-demand career fields. Choose the one that's best suited to your educational and career goals.


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Try a MicroMasters Course for free with no obligation. If you find the course material useful to your career goals, then you can opt to pursue the MicroMasters credential.


Pursue a Full Masters Degree

You can apply to a university that accepts your MicroMasters certificate for credit and, if accepted, the certificate will accelerate your Master's degree.

Did you Know?

An edX survey of online learners revealed a demand for a series of rich and rigorous courses informed by today’s job market. Examples include courses like: Software Development, Robotics, Entreprenuership, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management and much more!

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Why Earn a MicroMasters?

A micromaster might be a great choice for you for two reasons. First, you might pursue a micromaster to enhance your career possibilities. Companies may encourage entry-level employees to earn their micromasters because it demonstrates a deeper understanding of key business concepts. For instance, you could take courses in management during your program. And, afterwards, you could apply those techniques to a potential future leadership position. Second, a micromaster could make earning a masters degree easier for you. For example, you could earn your micromasters while working. Since many students are also working simultaneously, classes might be offered at convenient times. And, courses may also take into account your workload when assigning projects.

Then, after you’ve completed the degree, it could simplify your masters degree process. Many schools that offer micromasters may directly accept those students into their masters programs. You could completely bypass the stressful application process. Then, courses from your micromaster could fulfill some core curriculum requirements. That means you could simply need to complete the remaining courses. You might spend less time earning your masters degree this way.

Did You Know?

While developing their MicroMasters programs, edX consulted with various industry leaders in an effort to bridge the gap between higher education and industry in order to provide learners with real-world and in-demand skills that might help them advance in rapidly growing fields. MicroMasters are currently recognized by industry leaders like:FORD, EQUIFAX, WALMART, GENERAL ELECTRIC, IBM, ADOBE, FIDELITY and others.

edX MicroMasters Programs

Programs offered through edX combine micromaster courses from a number of universities. With more than 90 global partners, edX strives to connect the academic and professional spheres of their students.

Besides the above-mentioned pros in the micromaster column, edX has gone a step further to cater their courses the students’ specific learning needs. For example, the creators have closely evaluated data highlighting everything from mouse clicks to time spent on a page to assessment to better develop their online courses. By doing so, they have potentially created an online curriculum that aligns with students’ learning habits and style.

The intuitive courses structure could be a great choice for students who may be uneasy about pursuing more traditional online courses. EdX’s style might be the push they need to focus and work towards their academic goals in a timely fashion.

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Columbia University
Empowering students with the skills and understanding to improve business performance using data analysis.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 5

Boston University
Gain the skills needed to develop Strategies that drive and transform your business in the digital economy.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 5

The RWTH Aachen University
Learn deal with disruptive technological changes in the marketplace and take advantage of the shifting landscape to benefit your organization.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 6

Boston University
Learn to understand and articulate business needs; set up roadmaps, plan and coordinate the development process.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 5

Autralian National University
Learn to use critical thinking in the areas of management, marketing, international business, technology and project management.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 7

Rochester Institute of Technology
Develop the leadership skills needed to effectively manage a team that will meet the expectations of your customers and business goal.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 4

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
This MicroMasters Program is designed to develop international leaders for the global hospitality industry.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 4

Thunderbird School of Global Management
Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University offers a highly specialized global management education.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 4

The University of Queensland
Balancing theoretical knowledge with practical skills, this MicroMasters program provides strong technical and management skills.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 5

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Gain skills in finance, accounting, marketing, and people management and learn what it takes to manage a business.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 4

Curtin University
This MicroMasters Program equips learners with the key concepts and practical skills to build a career in marketing in the digital age.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 5

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Develop an understanding of supply chain analytics, design, technology, dynamics and end-to-end supply chain management.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 6

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
This program provides students with a learning pathway to develop core competencies across various management disciplines.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 6

Université catholique de Louvain
Gain an understanding of the ways by which international law exists as a legal order and bears on domestic governance and the economy.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 4

UMUC, University System of Maryland
Focus on understanding learning theory, blending traditional instructional design models with rapid prototyping and data analytics.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 4

The University of Michigan
Empowering learners to collaborate and strengthen educational opportunities and outcomes for millions of students.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 5

The University of Michigan
Learn to create great products through understanding user needs, rapidly generating prototypes, and evaluating design concepts

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 9

UMUC, University System of Maryland
Bioinformatics blends biology, computer science and mathematics and in this program you’ll gain the cutting edge knowledge.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 3

Delft University of Technology
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the solar energy field and become a successful solar energy professional.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 5

Wageningen University & Research
This MicroMasters Program is intended for those currently working in the energy, chemical and biotech industries.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 6

Curtin University
Explore what is meant by human rights through learning about the conventional understanding of universal human rights.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 3

The University of Michigan
Gain an understanding of social work practice, an awareness of the history and impact of policy on the provision of key social services.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 6

The University of California, San Diego
Develop a well-rounded understanding of the mathematical and computational tools that form the basis of data science.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 4

University of Pennsylvania
Learn robotics fundamentals at the GRASP (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception) Laboratory.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 4

UMUC, University System of Maryland
This Micromasters program provides essential knowledge about software testing concepts and techniques.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 3

University of Adelaide
This MicroMasters Program offers you the tools and analytical methods to use data for decision-making, collect and organise data at scale.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 5

The Georgia Institute of Technology
Gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the essential fundamentals of analytics, including analysis methods and analytical tools.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 3

Rochester Institute of Technology
Develop essential knowledge and expertise in network security and forensics needed for cybersecurity in enterprise environments.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 5

Galileo University
Learn all about Android Application Development and get prepared to take the Google Associate Android Developer Certification Exam.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 5

Columbia University
Through this MicroMasters Program you'll gain expertise in a growing area of computer science through topics in the field of AI.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 4

University of British Columbia
Through this program you'll learn specific technologies, including Java, JUnit, IntelliJ IDEA, Typescript and Node.js.

Number of Courses in MicroMasters Program: 6