Macquarie U’s $35 000 massive on-line (but not so open) course

Macquarie U is launching an on-line MBA via Coursera. The 12-18-month full-time course costs A$35 000 and “prepares you for success in the world to come.”

The university says the Coursera connection, “means you get to try before you buy.”

“All of the courses feature an open component, meaning you can experience the course before committing to the degree.”

Admission is based on an UG degree or direct entry, which requires completing two units from each of four specialisations in the course, with a distinction average.

For people interested in picking up a specific skill at a fraction of the price, Swinburne Online is offering single units, including three business basics starting in November, for $1600 each. Two units qualifies for entry to an UG degree.


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