GetSmarter

The School of Architecture and Planning is collaborating with digital education company GetSmarter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 2U, Inc., to offer online courses taught by MIT faculty experts from our departments, labs, and centers.

Courses are taught entirely online, typically requiring 8-12 hours work per week for 6-8 weeks. Participants who successfully complete the course earn a certificate from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Other schools and units at MIT also offer courses through GetSmarter. See the full list of current MIT offerings.

Current courses taught by SA+P faculty are:

Big Data and Social Analytics

 

Taught by Alexander “Sandy” Pentland, a professor in the MIT Media Lab and founding Faculty Director of the MIT Connection Science Research Initiative, this course will help empower you to use data to better understand and predict human networks and behaviors in social structures.

Big Data and Social Analytics is an 8-week course. Enrollment is open for a section starting on June 27, 2018. Note that registration closes on June 19.

 

Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment

Taught by David Geltner, professor of real estate finance at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and associate director of research at the MIT Center for Real Estate, this course is intended to bring the potential of lucrative commercial real estate to investors, while introducing key concepts and tools needed to reduce risk and make intelligent real estate investment decisions.

Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment is a 6-week course. Enrollment is open for a section starting on July 11, 2018. Note that registration closes on July 3.