Short courses

The Economist x GetSmarter I Online Short Courses

To Become smarter, a brand of 2U, Inc., we are committed to providing professionals with cutting-edge training opportunities from renowned universities and thought leaders, designed to be relevant and responsive to the future of work. Sometimes these thought leaders include global brands at the forefront of their industries who can provide learners with timely information on the most pressing topics around the world; a front row seat for the future at stake. Opinion leaders like The Economist.

This week, The Economist announced its new partnership with GetSmarter to bring to life short courses developed by its award-winning editorial team. Aimed at executives and senior executives, the short courses will provide actionable insights, practical skills and networking opportunities through a unique journalistic lens to help participants advance in their careers and shape the future of their organizations. The first six-week course, “The New World Order: How Politics, Business, and Technology Are Changing,” will launch in May and provide participants with an advanced and expanded view of the current world order.

The Economist is a brand widely recognized for its consistently insightful analysis of world events. Its journalists will offer learners real-time insight on a range of topics, including how to adapt the rigorous and compelling style of media brand writing to the business environment and how to develop a business strategy aligned with the dramatic changes in the geopolitics.

In the same way that 2U-powered boot camps bring industry professionals to the forefront of the classroom to teach rapidly evolving technical skills, we look forward to seizing more opportunities to empower students to access experts at the forefront of change in their industries through the GetSmarter brand.