BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University’s
Kelley School of Business is partnering with edX, the leading nonprofit learning destination, to present new online master’s
degrees in accounting and information technology management, beginning in 2019.
Today’s announcement represents a next step
for Kelley in providing quality graduate education online to students in ways
that best suit the needs of today’s professionals.
“Kelley has been a forerunner in offering
graduate programs online for nearly 20 years,” said Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean
of the Kelley School and the Frank P.
Popoff Chair of Strategic Management. “Our partnership with edX highlights our
continuing commitment to providing our students with meaningful, personal and
connected experiences that move them toward their own true successes.”
degrees are taught entirely by Kelley School faculty and are designed for
smart, hardworking students with integrity and passion to substantially enhance
their understanding of accounting or IT management and broaden their career
opportunities,” added Ash Soni, executive associate dean of academic programs
for the Kelley School.
Although the degrees can be
completed within 15 months, Soni said each is designed to be flexible and
rigorous, and allow students to complete them at their own pace, within three
The curriculum for Kelley’s new Master of Science in Accounting
degree includes courses in financial and managerial accounting, financial
statement analysis, finance, tax planning and strategy, auditing and data
Kelley’s new Master of Science in IT Management
will prepare students from both business and tech backgrounds to meet current
market needs for chief information officers and other tech visionaries. They
will learn how to analyze, design and develop information systems, how to lead
IT management and strategy and how to use data and visualizations to support
“We are honored to welcome Indiana
University to the global edX partner community," said Anant Agarwal, edX
CEO and a professor at MIT. "This new
partnership and the announcement of two online master’s degrees in highly
in-demand fields comes at a time when the workplace is changing more rapidly
than ever before, and employers are in need of highly skilled talent,
especially in the fields most most impacted by advances in technology.
“The new master's degree programs
from IU’s Kelley School of Business meet this need and also will offer learners
the option to start with a MicroMasters program on edX that can count toward
their full master’s degree and is also a valuable standalone credential,”
Agarwal added. “This new partnership makes an important milestone in creating
stackable, affordable, and accessible online master’s degrees in subjects that
address today’s global skill gaps.”
MicroMasters® program is a series of graduate-level courses that provides
learners with valuable stand-alone skills that translate into career-focused
advancement, as well as the option to use the completed coursework as a stepping
stone toward credit in a full Master’s degree program. Learners will be able to
engage with the curriculum right away when considering whether to apply, or to
strengthen their application for either Kelley degree.
Both master’s degree
programs from IU’s Kelley School of Business are intended to have a
corresponding MicroMasters program.
Kelley has offered graduate education online since 1999, when it
established Kelley Direct, the first online MBA
ever offered by a business school with a top-ranked residential program. Today,
it also offers a variety of master’s degrees and executive education programs
EdX is a nonprofit, open-source learning
destination offering online educational programs and courses at edX.org in
alliance with more than 130 member institutions, composed of both leading
global universities and colleges, and a diverse group of prominent
organizations from around the world. Founded by Harvard University and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and based in Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., edX
is focused on transforming online and classroom learning through groundbreaking
methodologies, game-like educational experiences and cutting-edge research on
an open-source platform.
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