MOOC providers are leveraging their relationships with universities to jump into a new lucrative market: MOOC-based degree programs.
Today there are ten fully-fledged Masters, as show in the table below, elaborated by Class Central.
|MS Computer Science||Udacity||Georgia Tech||$6,600|
|MS Analytics||edX||Georgia Tech||$10k|
|MBA||Coursera||University of Illinois||$22k|
|MS CS Data Science||Coursera||University of Illinois||$19.2k|
|MS Accounting||Coursera||University of Illinois||$27.2k|
|Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship||Coursera||HEC Paris||€20k|
|Cyber Security (Masters)||FutureLearn||Deakin University||£24k|
|Development and Humanitarian Action (Masters)||FutureLearn||Deakin University||£24k|
|Professional Practice: Information Technology (Masters)||FutureLearn||Deakin University||£24k|
Coursera is the leading company. Now they have four Master’s degrees, after adding two more in March: Accounting, with the University of Illinois ($27.2K, 32 credit hours, 18-36 months) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship with HEC Paris (€20K, 20 courses, 10–16 months). And they plan to offer 15 to 20 programs by the end of 2019, according to Inside Higher Ed.
“To contrast, 2U, a public listed company that helps universities put their degree programs online, currently has 45 such degrees. 2U made $205.9 million in revenue in 2016, an increase of 37% over its 2015 revenue,” explains Class-Central.