In today’s competitive job market, it never hurts to diversify your skill set. And with the plethora of free classes that are available on the internet, gaining new skills is easier than ever. Whether you’re looking to expand your business knowledge, learn how to code, or take those humanities classes your parents never let you sign up for, there’s an online course for you.

And if you’re going to invest time and effort in learning, you might as well do so with the best universities in the world. Thankfully, all eight Ivy League schools offer Massively Open Online Classes (MOOCs) through platforms like edX and Coursera. Here are some of the classes you can take depending on your area of interest:

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Harvard University
Power and Responsibility: Doing Philosophy with Superheroes
Visualizing Japan (1850s-1930s): Westernization, Protest, Modernity

Yale University
Moralities of Everyday Life

University of Pennsylvania
Wonders of Ancient Egypt
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry


Yale University
Financial Markets

University of Pennsylvania
Introduction to Marketing
Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious Content
Entrepreneurship 1: Developing the Opportunity
Operations Analytics

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Harvard University
Exposing Digital Photography
The Architectural Imagination

University of Pennsylvania
Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society

Yale University
Introduction to Classical Music


Harvard University
Introduction to Computer Science

Princeton University
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
Computer Architecture

Columbia University
Artificial Intelligence

University of Pennsylvania
Software Development Fundamentals


Columbia University
Statistical Thinking for Data Science and Analysis
Data, Models, and Decisions in Business Analytics

University of Pennsylvania
Introduction to Spreadsheets and Models
People Analytics

Harvard University
Data Science: R Basics

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