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Southern New Hampshire U Launches Two EdX MicroBachelors

Southern New Hampshire University recently launched two credential programs with online learning platform edX. The topics for the new "MicroBachelors" cover business analytics foundations and data management with Python and SQL.

MicroBachelors programs, a creation of edX, are credit-backed stackable credentials. They're intended to provide value as standalone credentials and be applicable to a college or university degree program (either associate or bachelor) upon enrollment.

The "Business Analytics" MicroBachelors program from SNHU covers introductory Python programming and statistical methods useful for data-driven problem solving in two courses. The "Data Management with Python and SQL" option covers introductory Python and SQL programming as well as relational database operations, also in two courses.

Both programs are worth up to six credits upon successful completion and admittance to the university. They're offered at $498 per course.

"As we've seen throughout the pandemic, it is clear that learners need access to affordable bursts of learning now more than ever," said Paul LeBlanc, president and CEO of SNHU, in a statement. "Through the new SNHUx programs, learners will be able to study at their own pace, obtain workforce-relevant skills and apply credits when they enroll at SNHU — creating an even more affordable pathway to an associate or bachelor's degree."

The SNHUx courses are open for enrollment and start on Feb. 26, 2021.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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