Darden Expands Online Educational Experience with MOOCs

By Anelle Mensah

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business offers a variety of massive open online courses (MOOCs) on subjects such as leadership, management and business strategy. These self-study online courses are taught by Darden faculty on online platforms, like Coursera through which online learners have access to a world-class educational experience anywhere in the world.

Darden’s Center for Global Initiatives recently wrote on its Global Voices of Darden blog about the impact Darden MOOCs are making for learners around the world, including reflections from some of the online course graduates:

Design Thinking for Innovation, instructed by Professor Jeanne Liedtka

“The instructor was very articulate in her presentation and the teaching was smooth flowing and well connected among the modules of study. Among the various schools of thought I have learnt in thinking, I find Design Thinking very refreshing, practical and coherent in its structure of understanding and application. I just love the course – very easy to follow and inspiring indeed!

Many thanks to instructor Jeanne — you are a superb presenter!!!!!” — learner from Singapore

Marketing Analytics, instructed by Professor Raj Venkatesan

“Dear Professor Venkatesan,

I am Thu from Vietnam. I am currently a student from Aalto University in Finland. I want to say thank you to you about the awesome Marketing Analytics course you teach here on Coursera. It is very informative and engaging. I took this course originally because I love marketing, and I don’t have course in Marketing Analytics in my university. That’s why I took this course, and I never regret it. Your course gives me more motivation to delve deeper in the area of Marketing Analytics.

It is also fun learning all the materials with you. Now whenever I want to revise some milestones in Marketing Analytics, I open your online course and skim through it again. It is very useful.

Thank you for making this course happen!”  — learner from Finland

Read the full blog on Global Voices of Darden.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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