Courses to build your skill-set

Wondering how courses are taught in your dream university? Or do you want to build your skillset? Or are you aspiring to study abroad and want to take up some courses to build your portfolio? Worry not! ReachIvy brings to an exclusive list curated of courses conducted by top universities abroad.

Ivy League schools are known for their academic excellence and career opportunities around the world. But not everyone has the privilege of attending or even getting into one of these prestigious universities. So, for those who want to know what an Ivy League education feels like there are a few online courses that these schools offer for free. No matter what part of the world you are residing in, you can avail these online classes anytime you want. Here are some of such top courses.

Computer Science

CS50: Introduction to computer science — Harvard University

Harvard University boasts of its brilliant faculty so, build your basics of programming from some of the most elite professors in the world. The topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development. And the Languages are C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML.

Artificial intelligence — Columbia University

Columbia University offers a variety of innovative computer science programs including the Artificial Intelligence (AI) course, one of the most popular choices in this digital age. Gain expertise in one of the most fascinating and fastest-growing areas of computer science right from your room

Social Sciences

Paradoxes of War — Princeton University

Paradoxes of War is a course in sociology provided by Princeton University which encompasses basic military history and sociology as a lens for the more important purpose of seeing the broader social themes and issues related to war.

Microeconomics: The Power of Markets — UPenn

Strengthen your knowledge of microeconomics and the market with this course provided by the prestigious University of Pennsylvania. The core topics include the concept of scarcity, specialization & trade, supply, and demand, etc.

Medical Sciences

Introduction to Dental Medicine — UPenn

Introduction to Dental Medicine course provides an overview of dental medicine to aspirants with low to no prior knowledge of dentistry. The course offers a scientific background, basic skills for patient evaluation and interview, and suggestions for further learning for those interested in or involved in dental education.

Health and Society — Harvard University

The Health and Society course covers the theoretical groundwork of each construct and surveys the research linking each to population health status. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major social variables that affect population health.


Modern and Contemporary American Poetry — UPenn

Modern and Contemporary American Poetry is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman to the present. Enjoy modern poetry from the comfort of your own home, especially the ones who find it ‘difficult to understand.

American Capitalism: A History — Cornell University

Wondering what capitalism and how it has shaped the current society we are living in? Well, this course is just for you. American Capitalism: A History will help you to understand how the United States became the world’s leading economic power, revealing essential lessons about what has been and what will be possible in capitalism’s ongoing revolution.

Business & Management

Introduction to Marketing — UPenn

Business Schools are very difficult to crack. So, build the foundation of your dream career by signing up for the Introduction to Marketing course provided by the University of Pennsylvania. Taught by three of Wharton’s top faculty in the marketing department, consistently ranked as the #1 marketing department in the world, this course covers three core topics in customer loyalty: branding, customer centricity, and practical, go-to-market strategies.

The Global Financial Crisis — Yale University

Yale School of Management, one of the most renowned business schools in the world offers an overview of the Global Financial Crisis through this course. Some of the core subjects include an introduction to the global financial crisis, housing, and mortgages, the housing crisis, Europe in the Global Financial Crisis, etc.

Admission officers in top b-schools always look for a holistic profile and well-rounded individuals and you need to stand out amongst your peers to beat the competition. So take up as many courses or certifications as soon as possible. Get certified by courses on EDX, google Coursera and Facebook, to keep yourself updated with the latest trends. This will help you to have a better understanding of the subjects during your college term. However, before you begin with that, you have to first decide — what subject you want to do the course on and that will help you pick the right online courses to build your portfolio and skill-set.

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