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9 Coursera Courses To Boost Your MBA Application

From cryptocurrency to sustainability, taking specialist online courses on Coursera can be a way to make your MBA application stand out from the crowd

By  Simon Lovick

Mon Jul 13 2020


Looking to apply for business school? What better way to strengthen your MBA application than with a MOOC

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, can be an opportunity for students to get a taste of business education from leading b-schools, while adding significant skills and certificates to their MBA resume. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the popularity of online courses has skyrocketed. Coursera remains one of the most popular MOOC sites, gaining 10 million new users in a month over lockdown. The site has made over 100 of its courses free to access, while enrolment is often free for most courses anyway (with payment for the certificate). 

With courses offered by top schools including Wharton, INSEAD, and London Business School, Coursera offers access to world class education at the click of a button. 

Whether you're looking to upskill, hone a new interest, or explore what a business degree might hold for you, we’ve listed nine online courses on Coursera which can help strengthen your MBA application: 

9 Online Courses To Boost Your MBA Application 

1. Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies, Princeton University


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Bitcoin experienced a huge bubble in late 2017, reaching a peak of over $19k, in its wake launching a huge market for unregulated cryptocurrencies. For MBAs, this is a hot topic in innovation and finance.

Understanding cryptocurrency’s potential is central to this online course offered by Princeton, preparing students for an increasingly digitalized economy. The specialization is split into four sections, taking users through the decentralization and mechanics of Bitcoin, as well as how to store and use the currency.

The course is free, although there is no certificate upon completion. 

2. Women in Leadership: Inspiring Positive Change, Case Western Reserve University


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One common obstacle that women come up against in business education is that tools and resources are not geared towards women.

The women in leadership online course from Case Western Reserve University is specifically designed to empower women in business and offer them specific training in a male-dominated world. The course, moreover, is also aimed to help men to support women in the...

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