• 17-AUG-2016

  • London

PwC creates opportunities with Coursera

PwC has joined forces with Coursera, to provide access to a premier course in data analytics

London – Wednesday August 17th, PwC has today announced a collaboration with Coursera, the largest ‘massive open online course’ [MOOC] platform in the world. Coursera is highly respected for the quality of their courses. PwC is amongst one of the first professional services networks to offer courses to their 208,000 employee strong workforce and to the general public on the Coursera platform.

This relationship means that PwC can offer a series of widely available courses for anyone who could benefit from learning more about business analytics. Starting August 22nd, PwC's new “Data Analysis and Presentation Skills​​” course can be taken anytime, anywhere in the world thanks to Coursera's flexible learning platform. This collaboration will also allow PwC’s people to improve their internal learning and development.

“Our collaboration with Coursera is about more than creating courses; it’s about helping people become more confident as they face the future,” said Agnes Hussherr, PwC’s global Human Capital leader. “We hope that we’ll play a part in building a generation of confident leaders who can inspire trust in others and be ready to solve the important problems faced by the businesses they lead.”

“Coursera is devoted to helping individuals advance their careers with access to the best education institutions, and we're excited to expand this work by providing courses from leading global employers like PwC,” said Rick Levin, Coursera’s founder and CEO. “PwC has a unique understanding of exactly what employers are seeking in roles that require basic data analysis skills along with skills for how to communicate that data. We are delighted that PwC will now be able to help educate high potential people all around the world in these key skills through our platform.”

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About PwC
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com.

PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

About Coursera
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take. These free-to-enroll courses allows you to get a qualification at any time or anywhere thanks to them providing universal access to the world’s best education.

To find out more visit www.coursera.org

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