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MIT Sloan Follows Wharton, HBS in Offering MBA Courses Online

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MIT Sloan School of ManagementPhotograph by Andrew Thomas Ryan

While MIT has been a champion of massively open online courses, or MOOCs, classes from the university’s Sloan School of Management have been absent from MITx.

That’s changing. The university will begin offering a popular Sloan data analytics course for free to the general public in the spring semester. The class, called Analytics Edge, includes studies of the Oakland A’s “moneyball” strategy, dating site eHarmony, and the 2012 presidential election. Curriculum for the online course will be the same as the on-campus offering, according to a press release. Students will watch prerecorded lectures and submit homework assignments online.