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Top Universities Come to Students’ Doorstep

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MOOCs have been taking the higher education industry by storm, offering university-level courses from the world’s top school.

NEW DELHI: Two Carnegie Mellon University professors, Raj Chakrabarti (systems engineering) and Anisha Ghosh (financial economics), has launched courses to cater the need of quality management education in growing community of Indian MBA students and executives.

The courses are launched under the Academic Financial Trading Platform (AFTP), the first Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) platform dedicated exclusively to business education.

Funded by PMC Group, AFTP was founded in 2011 aiming to deliver an integrated curriculum of business courses to interested students anywhere in the world.

AFTP faculty include various professors of the world’s top business schools and economics departments, including Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the London School of Economics (LSE), and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

MOOCs have been taking the higher education industry by storm, offering university-level courses from the world’s top schools online for free to anyone, anywhere, through video lectures and weekly assessments that allow students to learn at their own pace.

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