You know you have a truly collaborative online instructional platform when students take selfies of themselves posing on a display with their remote instructors. That has actually transpired with people who experience Harvard Business School's HBX Live virtual classroom.
HBX is launching a new online certificate program, HBX Finance: Leading with Finance, developed by professor Mihir A. Desai. The new program provides business leaders with a thorough understanding of the principles of finance and the confidence to clearly communicate those decisions to key internal and external stakeholders.
Since the debut of Harvard Business School’s online courses two years ago, nearly 11,000 students have enrolled in one of two available offerings. More than 9,000 students signed up for HBX CORe, an eight- to 18-week course in business basics, while over 1,900 have enrolled in Disruptive Strategy with Harvard superstar prof Clayton Christensen.
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For many people in the workplace, finance is a department shrouded in mystery. But finance affects each and every person in a company – it explains how their actions impact the company’s success, creates guidelines for the future, and sets meaningful metrics to determine performance.
In my last post, I looked back at some of the key lessons that have guided the development of HBX, the online learning platform of Harvard Business School, to date. So, what does the future hold? Given how fast technologies change, are adopted, and abandoned, that’s difficult to say. That said, at HBX, we are actively trying to address several questions:
In the science fiction series Star Trek: Next Generation, many episodes featured a technology that used holographic tools to enable crewmembers to simulate various scenarios in a near-to-real-life way. The “Holodeck” immersed the user in artificial worlds that felt real, enabling quixotic escapes or serious training.
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