SDA Bocconi and edX, announced to launch together new Professional Certificate programs on edX.org

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New alternative credentials from top international business school focus on equipping aspiring leaders with a diverse set of business-critical skills

SDA Bocconi School of Management and edX, the global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), announced the launch of new Professional Certificate programs on edX.org. An existing 2U partner, SDA Bocconi’s new offerings will build on the proven success of the institution's executive education courses, launched in October 2020.

 

Meeting the ongoing global demand for alternative credentials, SDA Bocconi’s new offerings on edX provide learners with a flexible, affordable opportunity to gain knowledge in relevant topics across leadership, finance, and strategy. SDA Bocconi has designed these programs to support employers and employees across a wide range of industry sectors with the skills needed to navigate the increasingly dynamic and competitive global marketplace, as well as create innovative, productive, and inclusive working environments.

 

“Learners today are demanding flexible and individualized paths in their academic journey. They want to enroll in affordable programs, learner-centered and focused on real-world impact, that fit their schedules, provide a clear pathway to completion, and can offer a quick return on investment. We really want to make our learners "living the educational journey" through a dynamic, innovative and interactive path so to ultimately create a high impact experience for each of them," said Leonardo Caporarello, Associate Dean for Online Learning at SDA Bocconi.

 

Professional Certificate programs on edX are designed to build and enhance critical professional skills needed to succeed in today's most in-demand fields. They are offered in highly relevant fields providing learners with a valuable, standalone credential that showcases knowledge and skills.

 

“Expanding our partnership with SDA Bocconi to include offerings core to edX’s vision for high-quality, innovative, modular, and affordable education underscores our shared commitment to innovation in online learning,” said Andrew Hermalyn, president of partnerships at 2U, the parent company of edX. “SDA Bocconi is renowned for its expertise in the wide spectrum of skills needed to thrive in the modern business world. This next phase of our partnership will be instrumental in expanding the institution’s reach to learners across the globe.”

 

The new programs will be live on edX.org in the second half of 2023. SDA Bocconi also plans to launch additional courses on edX, exploring topics including healthcare, sustainability, and blockchain.

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