Marquette Business launches university’s first MOOC with Intro to Applied Investing

Enrollment now open for short, pilot course; open online class begins Sept. 23

Marquette University is moving into the area of open online education with an introductory course in investing. Dr. David Krause, director of Marquette Business’ Applied Investment Management program, will teach “Introduction to Applied Investing,” a short, self-paced course intended for individuals who want to be more informed and savvier about investing.

The course will be delivered through the open source learning management system Canvas from Instructure, another outlet for the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. Other institutions with offerings on the Canvas Network include Brown University, Michigan State University, University of South Florida and Santa Clara University.

According to Krause, Marquette is believed to be among the first institutions to offer a MOOC on the topic of applied investing.

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