2U, NUS prep suite of courses to upskill pros

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2U has partnered with the National University of Singapore School of Computing (NUS Computing) to create a portfolio of new GetSmarter professional programs in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), business analytics, fintech/blockchain, digital transformation, and product management/strategy. 

The partnership will provide professionals across the globe the opportunity to learn new skills from one of the world’s leading computing schools.

There are 12 new short courses in development aim to build depth and breadth in key disciplines and include AI in Finance, Crypto and Digital Currencies, and Digital Transformation Strategies. 

While all courses can be taken individually, NUS Computing is also exploring combining various courses to create learning pathways for students in each discipline.

“Our partnership with 2U is very important for our long-term digital executive education strategy, providing new learning opportunities for our students around the world,” said Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, dean of NUS Computing.

COVID-19 has underscored the importance of digital transformation for businesses and highlighted new and emerging topics that organisations will prioritise in the search for competitive talent in a post-pandemic world. 

With these new short courses, 2U and NUS are giving professionals access to the critical skills training needed by today’s corporations.

“NUS Computing is at the forefront of advances in information technology, computer science, and computer engineering research, creating graduates that go on to be leaders in their fields,” said Andrew Hermalyn, president of global partnerships at 2U. 

Each of NUS Computing’s short courses, which are expected to be available in 2022, will be five to eight weeks long and are open enrollment with no prerequisites.