MOOCs Erasmus School of Economics very successful in numbers and rating

In line with the School’s strategy, Erasmus School of Economics has disseminated its scientific knowledge in the field of economics and econometrics by offering open access, online education. During the last 4 years, it has successfully developed three highly successful Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

MOOC Econometrics: Methods and Applications

In 2015 the open access, online education started with the launch of the MOOC Econometrics: Methods and ApplicationsOpens external, which in less than 4 years has reached over 100,000 enrolled learners. An all-time high record and by far the most successful open access, online education course of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

MOOC Advanced Valuation & Strategy - M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital

In October 2018, Professor Han Smit, together with Dyaran Bansraj and Nishad Matawlie, introduced the MOOC “Advanced Valuation & Strategy - M&A, Private Equity, and Venture Capital”Opens external. The course, which is helpful for executives that need to value complete strategies and for all students interested in corporate finance and strategy, has reached over 16,000 enrolled learners, who qualify the MOOC with a staggering 4.8 star rating.

MOOC Enjoyable Econometrics attracts 1,000 learners in less than 4 months

And after its introduction 4 months ago (October 2019), the latest MOOC of Erasmus School of Economics, Enjoyable EconometricsOpens external, has attracted over 1,000 learners. The online course is created by applied econometrician Professor Philip Hans Franses, after the successful publication of his book of the same title by Cambridge University PressOpens external.

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