HSE University Announces Four Master’s Degrees on Coursera
Degrees in business, technology, and data science will enable students around the world to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. HSE University and Coursera today announced four new online degree programmes at global higher education conference, eSTARS. With upcoming English-language master’s programmes in business analytics, computer vision, data and network analytics, and finance, HSE now has five fully online degrees on the Coursera platform.
According to the World Economic Forum, the global workforce is automating faster than expected, displacing 85 million jobs in the next five years. At a time when citizens need to urgently reskill, HSE’s new online degree programmes will help learners around the world gain job-relevant skills in business, technology, and data science.
The new degree programmes are as follows:
Master of Business Analytics — the programme provides students with exceptional experience and career opportunities in a new area of company analysis that is based on the assessment of not only financial capital, but also on a wide range of non-financial capitals of a company; the identification of long-term value growth opportunities; the creation of new strategic reports for business value growth management; and the utilization of new data quality assurance methodology. In the Programme, students participate in virtual laboratories led by international experts and complete specializations and courses that are accredited by the professional associations ACCA, AICPA-CIMA. Applied projects are developed and implemented jointly with experts from the global network of the HSE School of Finance and the professional associations ACCA, CIMA, and AICPA. Graduates of the programme will be well-equipped to pursue careers in financial management, auditing, consulting, and accounting in international and national companies, banks, investment and hedge funds.
Master of Computer Vision — This programme will cover the most state-of-the-art methods in deep learning to train students for roles as computer vision engineers and scientists. The curriculum is based on the latest advanced research in the field and was designed by world-class scholars at HSE as well as industry experts from leading companies like Huawei, Intel, and Harman.
Master of Data and Network Analytics — Designed for applicants of all backgrounds, this programme will approach data analytics from an applied perspective, teaching students to use cutting-edge tools to solve real-world problems. Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue PhD programs at leading universities or data science careers at top global corporations.
Master of Finance — In alignment with the CFA© Institute’s programme syllabus, this degree will incorporate the most relevant innovations and developments in the financial services market. The program covers areas such as quantitative methods, financial management, alternative investments, and more, equipping students for careers at international banks, investment funds, consulting groups, and other financial institutions.
‘In the current conditions of rapid change and evolving digital technologies, learners everywhere need access to top-quality online degrees to develop the skills necessary for success in today’s labour market,’ said Sergey Roshchin, Vice Rector of HSE University. ‘Our first online Master of Data Science has garnered tremendous interest from students all over the world, so we have developed new programmes in the fields where we traditionally have extensive expertise and a solid reputation in the international market. We’re excited to strengthen our partnership with Coursera to offer learners four new job-relevant degree programmes, many of which were designed with direct input from global industry leaders.’
Ranked the No. 1 Russian university by Forbes, HSE University is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the region and has made a concerted effort to expand access to its expertise through online learning. Since 2016, HSE has launched over 100 courses and seven Specializations on Coursera, making it one of the top 10 universities in terms of number of courses on the platform. Last year, HSE launched Russia’s first top-tier online Master of Data Science, which has seen enrollments from students across 36 countries and has a student satisfaction score of 94% for the fall 2020 cohort.
‘HSE is a renowned university with a commitment to industry-relevant education, and we’re eager to expand our partnership with four additional high-quality degrees in subjects the world is demanding,’ said Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer at Coursera. ‘Students across the globe will be able to earn a valuable credential in a flexible way that fits their lives, without disrupting their jobs and families.’
The English-language course ‘Europe and the World, ca. 1500 to 1914’ has launched on Coursera. Its author, Andrey Iserov, Deputy Dean for International Affairs at the HSE Faculty of Humanities, examines a historical span of four centuries during which European states reached the peak of their economic, military, and political power. Students of the course will learn how the independence of Hispanic America by the mid-1820s influenced China, what caused the religious schism in Western Christianity in the 16th century, and how European colonial policy developed.
The English-taught fully online Master of Business Analytics is offered by HSE University on Coursera in partnership with the AICPA Association. The first cohort will start their classes in September 2021. The programme aims to train a new generation of finance leaders. Working together with AICPA Association allows HSE University to significantly expand the range of educational options available to students.
HSE Master’s programmes in four new specializations are now available on Coursera in the fields of business analysis, finance, and computer science. Each specialization consists of a series of courses and a practice-oriented final project, says the HSE eLearning Office.
The HSE Banking Institute is launching a new Master of Finance programme on Coursera. The online programme is English-taught and based on the CFA certification requirements. Professor Vasily Solodkov, the director of the Banking Institute and the academic supervisor of the programme is discussing the programme features.
Coursera has listed the most popular courses in 2020 among users from Russia. ‘Basics of Programming in Python’ by HSE Unviersity is among the top five.
The students of the second cohort in HSE University’s Master of Data Science have started their classes. This English-taught programme is offered entirely online on Coursera and is the first of its kind in Russia.
In December 2020, the HSE eLearning Office, together with the global online platform Coursera, will host the eSTARS International eLearning Conference.
‘The Advantages of HSE University’s Master’s Programmes Lie in the Extraordinary Diversity of What the University Has to Offer’
While studying in HSE University’s master’s programmes, students receive an education that is developed with an eye towards specific professional markets, they can pursue research tracks, and they can even design their own individual curricula that incorporate coursework and expertise different programmes. HSE Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin discusses these benefits and others of HSE University’s master’s programmes.
Students of the first cohort of the HSE’s online Master of Data Science are now completing their first semester. Offered entirely online on Coursera, the programme attracts students from all over the world. HSE News Service spoke with two international students about what drew them to the programme, the courses they have taken so far, and what their online student community is like.
HSE University offers 104 online courses on Coursera and 100 courses on the Open Education platform. On Coursera, HSE University is the leading Russian university in terms of its number of course offerings. Since HSE University joined Coursera, it has had 2.5 million enrolments.