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UC MOOC Launches October 16

Monday, December 19, 2016 6:32 PM
The University of Cincinnati offers a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) open to everyone with a cost free option.  Those who successfully complete the course can apply two credit hours from the MOOC course towards an MBA or MEng.

By Liz Daubenmire


Take advantage of UC’s free Innovation and Design Thinking course which is applicable to either an MBA or MEng (Masters of Engineering).  The class begins October 16, 2014 so don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

One of the newest trends in online education is Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), classes that allow literally thousands of students to learn together via distance learning technology.

UC is pleased to announce it will again offer its highly-regarded MOOC on Innovation and Design Thinking. The course launches October 16, 2014. Last year's class had the largest enrollment of any course in UC's history. More than 2500 participants from 100 countries enrolled.

This class does not have any enrollment fees, entry requirements, or prerequisites. Participants who successfully complete the course and subsequently enroll in the MBA program in the UC Lindner College of Business or in the MEng program in the UC College of Engineering and Applied Sciences will receive two FREE credits for completing the course, so the Innovation and Design Thinking MOOC is a great opportunity for you to learn about the topic and to "test drive" UC’s business and engineering graduate programs.  

MOOCs provide students from around the world the opportunity to learn from industry experts at little or no cost. They are a great way for individuals to learn new concepts and test their readiness for continued professional development. 

The MOOC is perfect for any professional considering earning their MBA or MEng.  The MOOC is flexible and has no upfront commitment or charge, making it the perfect taste tester for anyone considering graduate school.

The two professors teaching the Innovation and Design Thinking course are Drew Boyd, PhD, professor of marketing from the Lindner College of Business, and Jim Teppel, from the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Professor Boyd explains, “Innovation and design thinking continue to be a very hot topic in the business world today.” This course offers key “take aways” for both future business and engineering students.  “Innovation is a skill that anyone can learn,” says Professor Boyd.