For students unable to travel to the US during the Covid-19 pandemic, online courses are useful. From data analytics to digital marketing, there are several short- and long-term programs offered by US colleges and universities that are available online. From Harvard University to Yale, here are some short-term courses you can take at home and earn a US college degree.
FinTech Online Short Course — Harvard Business School
This online short course adapts the Case Method approach used in on-campus programs. This means that it presents real challenges that reflect the complex, dynamic nature of the fintech landscape. By the end of the course, candidates will be able to tackle transformative initiatives within the financial technology sector. This online course is designed for financial professionals, business leaders, senior management, working professionals and fintech entrepreneurs. It is available on edX for Rs 2,13,485.
Modern Robotics, Course 1: Fundamentals of Robot Movement — Northwestern University
Consisting of six short courses, students who wish to work or pursue further studies in the field of robotics can enroll in this course. It consists of fundamentals of robot motion, fundamental material related to robot configurations, degrees of freedom, C-space topology, etc. It will also teach how spatial velocities and forces can be represented as twists and wrenches. Available on Coursera, it takes 24 hours to complete.
Introduction to Networking — New York University
The course topics include computer networking, application layer, transport layer, network and link layer, and network security. Candidates will learn to describe computer networks and identify major components of networks, discuss the principles of network applications and protocols such as HTTP, SMTP and FTP, describe peer-to-peer networks, how routers work, IP protocol, etc. The course can be availed of Rs 11,362 from edX.
Accelerated Management Program — Yale School of Management
Applicants will be able to develop core management skills for addressing complex business challenges. The course can be enrolled for Rs 266,856 at edX. The 8 week course provides applicants with basic skills and tools to manage a business more effectively. They learn to face challenges in various organizational functions by understanding the connected elements of modern business as indicated on the official website.
Cryptocurrency — Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Through this 6 week course, candidates will acquire the skills to assess the viability of crypto projects, understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the evolution of money. Applicants will gain an understanding of blockchain technology, smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps), and the broader environment in which cryptocurrencies exist. At the end of the course, candidates will be equipped with the critical reasoning skills to analyze the viability of any crypto smart project. It is available for Rs 213,485 from edX.
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