Most Popular Business Courses of 2021 in India


The financial markets course offered by Yale University was the most enrolled business course in India in 2021, according to the e-learning platform Coursera. Approximately 85,000 learners have enrolled in this course over the past year with the aim of understanding the fundamentals of financial and business markets, taught by Robert J Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University.

According to the McKinsey Global Institute’s The Future of Work After Covid-19 report, financial skills, insight and insight into the current market helps learners increase their chances of being hired by major financial companies. Another top ten business course is Financial Planning for Young Adults at the University of Illinois, indicating a growing interest in financial markets and investment advisory jobs.

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Due to the popularity of artificial intelligence (AI), many learners wanted to learn how to apply AI to solve business problems. The second most enrolled course of 2021 – AI for Everyone – taught by Andrew Ng, founder of DeepLearning.AI, was previously the most popular course on the platform in pandemic year 2020. Many are planning to embark on a career in project management. The Project Management Foundations course taught by current Google project managers is the third most popular course on the platform.


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