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UAE learners seek key business skills to compete globally – study

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A new study has revealed that in 2021 learners across the UAE were particularly excited about courses that provide the business skills needed to thrive in the global economy, including conversation, professional English-language competency and financial Includes an understanding of the markets.

Coursera, an online learning platform, in its annual study of learner trends – based on the content choices of more than 560,000 registered UAE learners, suggests that this trend reflects the UAE’s vocational skills proficiency rating, as the country ranks high in the region. Ranked second globally. 2021 Coursera global skills report,

Top courses aimed at improving business skills taken by UAE learners in 2021 include:

University of Pennsylvania English for Career Development
^ Successful Negotiation at the University of Michigan: Essential Strategies and Skills
^ Yale University Financial Markets

However, last year the UAE’s top course was Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 contact tracing, indicating the need to mitigate the effects of the ongoing pandemic.

The 2021 study also found that UAE learners seeking to equip themselves with technical and data science skills are in high demand in a modern, technology-intensive economy. Google was in second place last year Foundations: Data, data everywhere, which is part of Google’s Data Analytics Professional Certificate.

Foundation: Data, Data Everywhere was included in the UAE’s top ten by Stanford University machine learning Which speaks to the growing desire among UAE learners to adapt to a workplace defined by AI-powered automation. These trends also represent learners taking steps that will help improve the UAE’s competitiveness in Coursera’s data science and technology domain, for which the country ranks 71st and 72nd respectively in the report.

Anthony Tattersall, Vice President of EMEA, Coursera, said, “The learning trends of 2011 show that the UAE is in a strong position to cement its world-leading position for business skills competencies.” “It is also encouraging to see the high rise of data science and technology courses that prepare the country to bridge its skill gap in these domains, as published by our Global Skills Report. This year, We look forward to working together to make online learning more effective and equitable for UAE learners by providing new world-class content and tools.

Designed to help learners of all backgrounds prepare for an entry-level digital job in a growing field, entry-level professional certifications do not require a degree or prior technical experience. Responding to the dual disruption created by automation and the COVID-19 pandemic, Coursera has focused on a credential that facilitates fast, flexible retraining, including in the UAE.

Google’s Foundation of Project Management was also ranked among the ten most popular courses in the UAE, contributing to the company’s Project Management Professional Certificate.

The top ten courses in UAE in 2021 were:

2021 rank course name course provider
1 covid-19 contact tracing Johns Hopkins University
2 Foundations: Data, data everywhere Google
3 machine learning Stanford University
4 english for career development University of Pennsylvania
5 science of well being Yale University
6 Foundations of Project Management Google
7 learn how to learn Deep Teaching Solutions
8 Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills University of Michigan
9 design thinking for innovation University of Virginia
10 financial markets Yale University

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