EDHEC partners with Ecole Centrale de Lille to create project management MOOC

Written on 04 April 2014.

EDHEC Business School is proud to announce its participation in the 3rd edition of the Ecole Centrale de Lille’s Project Management MOOC, an on-line course that this year will feature a specialisation in entrepreneurship created with input from EDHEC.
A leader in business education in France and Europe, EDHEC offers an exciting master’s programme in entrepreneurship and houses two business incubators – one each on its Lille and Nice campuses. In roughly three years, the Edhec Young Entrepreneur (EYE) incubators have produced 26 businesses and created more than 100 jobs. Roughly 50 additional projects are currently under development at EDHEC’s EYE incubators.
In this latest edition of the Project Management MOOC, which was started by engineering school Ecole Centrale de Lille in 2013, students will be able to choose from 7 area specialisations. The entrepreneurial specialisation will provide students with five, 10-minute sessions on how to think like an entrepreneur, how to find and develop an innovative idea, and how to choose the right economic model.

The entrepreneurial specialisation module will be offered during the last week of the MOOC, April 7-12, 2014. At the end of the specialisation module, students will take an on-line exam for which they will receive a grade.

The entrepreneurial specialisation module was created by EDHEC Professor Olivier Beddeleem and Ecole Centrale de Lille Professors Fabrice Léger and Dominique Frugier.

How does École Centrale de Lille’s Project Management MOOC work?
• Launched by École Centrale de Lille in March 2013, the course was the first ever MOOC in France. The third edition offers ETCS credits.
• The 5-week MOOC offers an introduction to project management that includes project fundamentals, the use of IT tools, project financial assessment, the basics of project organisation, and a specialisation module of the student’s choice.
• The MOOC is divided into 10-minute chapters, is presented in HD video, and allows students to share their experience together.
• There are three possible certificates, depending on the student’s availability and objective:
o The basic certificate requires about 2 hours of work per week
o The advanced certificate, designed to put learning into practice, requires 5 to 10 hours of work per week
o The team certificate is presented on an autonomous basis to teams of 5-10 people
• The Project Management MOOC was created by Rémi Bachelet, a professor and researcher at École Centrale de Lille, with the participation of a team of volunteers (professors, researchers, students, and professionals) and the Unow start-up.

The first two editions of the Project Management MOOC attracted 15,000 online students and culminated in the delivery of 6,000 certificates.

For more information, please visit the France Université Numérique website or social networks: Google+, Twitter (#MOOCGdP) and Facebook.

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