September 22, 2016

In October 2015, MIT launched the MITx MicroMasters credential, which enables online learners to take a semester’s worth of master’s-level courses on the edX platform, then complete a master’s degree in a single full semester on campus at MIT. The first MicroMasters in supply chain management (SCM) has seen incredible success: Over 127,000 students have enrolled in at least one course — including representation from 189 countries — and more than 7,000 have signed up for verified ID certificates in at least one course.

Just one year later, edX is now partnering with several other universities to bring the MicroMasters model to even more learners across the globe. EdX, the leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard University and MIT, aims to bridge the knowledge gap between higher education and the workplace by offering 18 new programs from 13 universities in rapidly growing fields, ranging from artificial intelligence to project management to supply chain management. MIT is also engaging with numerous other schools to create new paths to master's credit for the MITx MicroMasters in SCM. Read More.