By Jay Hodgkins
Newswise — The University of Virginia Darden School of Business is launching an online specialization, Coding for Designers, Managers and Entrepreneurs. Registration for the Coursera-hosted, three-course specialization is currently open.
The new specialization is led by Professor Alex Cowan, an entrepreneur and Darden faculty member who teaches classes in software design and development and also offers the popular Agile Development Specialization on Coursera.
“Coding has become a critical currency for managers and entrepreneurs looking to innovate and succeed in the digital economy,” said Cowan. “Despite the common belief that coding is a specialized skill belonging only to full-time developers, it is actually a foundational skill for the future. Learners at any level and any stage of their career can learn the basics and become more effective collaborators.”
Over the three courses in the specialization, learners will progress through cases, readings and projects to:
- Evaluate alternative approaches to coding implementations.
- Work through coding issues with analytical debugging techniques.
- Relate personal experiences to the challenges and decisions faced by individual developers and development teams.
In Coding for Designers, Managers, & Entrepreneurs I, the focus is to provide a strong foundation to move from idea to design to code. Technologies taught include HTML and CSS.
About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.