In 2019, AI Emerges A Key Skill Set For Business; Learners Still Focused on Core Subjects

Emerging technologies are reshaping the way businesses work. According to a Deloitte India report, leveraging AI to its full potential will sustain organizations in the long run and will deliver better business outcomes. As a result, a large number of learners are gearing up for the future and insuring their jobs by focusing on new age skills for business – the foremost being AI. This is one of the primary reasons why there was a significant rise in the number of learners enrolling in AI related courses on the Coursera platform in 2019. Based on a detailed analysis of the 45 million global learners on the Coursera platform (5 million in India), AI came out as the most demanded subject with ‘AI for Everyone’ making it to the top of 2019’s  list of the 10 most popular Business courses on the Coursera platform in India.

That said, while technologies like Blockchain, Big Data, Machine Learning, Cloud computing etc. are becoming increasingly important for businesses, learners in India are still focused on honing what can be considered the core Business skills. Courses on Marketing like Digital Marketing, Customer and Marketing Analytics and even Introduction to Marketing rank among the top 10 most popular Business courses on the Coursera platform in India. Another major business skill that learners in India seem to focus on, is Finance, with a couple of courses in the top 10 list.

Besides these subjects learners also looked to enhance operational expertise and upskill with courses like ‘Excel Skills for Business’, ‘Successful Negotiation’ and ‘Design Thinking for Innovation’.

Here is the list of the 10 most popular Business courses in India for 2019

Rank Course Partner
1 AI For Everyone
2 Financial Markets Yale University
3 Excel Skills for Business: Essentials Macquarie University
4 Marketing in a Digital World University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5 Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills University of Michigan
6 Design Thinking for Innovation University of Virginia
7 Customer Analytics University of Pennsylvania
8 Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part I Columbia University
9 Marketing Analytics University of Virginia
10 Introduction to Marketing University of Pennsylvania