MIT floats a new online credential: The MicroMaster’s

Posted on December 23rd, 2015

MIT announced the creation of a stream of courses in supply chain management that will allow any student to obtain a “MicroMaster’s” degree. Through edX, a free online website, anyone is eligible to take the suite of courses designed by MIT. Students can then apply for a residential slot at MIT; upon completing a semester at MIT, they would graduate with a full master’s degree. The experiment, which MIT calls “inverted admission,” will be piloted in February 2016. MIT states this experiment is “democratizing access to a master’s program for learners worldwide.”