Great success for Swiss universities online coursesThursday, 20 July 2017
The online training offered by the University of Geneva’s Institute of Finance (GFRI) is ranked in the top 10 of the Coursera portal, a platform dedicated to online courses.
The MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are gaining momentum among students. These courses, available through platforms such as Coursera, are free and accessible to all. The online courses of specialization in finance (Investment Management), offered by the Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI), are very successful among Coursera platform users. This course is recommended by Coursera in order to improve one’s professional situation. In addition, the platform has included the GFRI courses in its "financial advisor" category, which is in their top three of the most sought-after jobs in the United States.
In 2016, the GFRI is ranked in the top ten of the Coursera portal, a list of courses which usually exclusively features American courses. Since its debut, 150,000 students participated in the MOOC, mainly coming from the United States, the United Kingdom and India. The training includes four MOOCs and a final project, which consists of planning a five-year, event-adjustable fortune.
A Chinese and Japanese translation is underway. More than a simple translation, it is a collaboration with certain universities so that other local teachers can intervene during these MOOCs.
Another Swiss university recognized
The Institute of Finance of the University of Geneva is not the only university that has been praised. The EPFL, one of the Swiss universities pioneers in MOOCs, has also been successful. Its most popular courses are those linked to programming, which have been online since these MOOCs were launched in 2013. To date, the EPFL offers 76 online courses.