MIT will offer its first online professional course, Tackling the Challenges of Big Data, to a global audience beginning March 4. The four-week online course, aimed at technical professionals and executives, will tackle state-of-the-art topics in big data ranging from data collection, storage, and processing to analytics and visualization, as well as address a range of real-world applications. Leading the course will be 12 faculty experts from the world-renowned MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the School of Engineering.
The course will be offered through MIT Professional Education, the arm of MIT that provides professional education and training for science, engineering, and technology professionals worldwide. It will be the first of a new line of professional programs called Online X Programs, to be delivered globally using the open-source online education platform edX. The course will provide companies and organizations the ability to offer training and education to their employees on a topic that confronts most industries today. Upon completion, participants will receive an MIT Professional Education certificate of completion and access to MIT Professional Education’s expansive professional alumni network. The course will be offered at $495.