PwC's clients feel greater pressure than ever to innovate. They look to PwC to help their organisations adapt with agility and speed in order to compete and stay relevant in the ever-changing world around us. That’s why it’s so important PwC people are at the leading edge of technology development and data analytics – it’s the only way PwC can better serve its clients and ensure advances in these areas are helping them and their customers.
PwC's collaboration with Coursera – the largest MOOC (massive open online course) platform in the world – is a key part of how we do this. PwC was one of the first professional services networks to offer courses to its people on the Coursera platform. And, best of all, everyone in the PwC network can take the courses for free.
“The course was very informative and helped me build a solid skillset going into interviews. I felt it allowed me to transition smoothly into the role after being exposed to the core concepts taught in the course.”
PwC's Coursera specialisation – Data Analysis and Presentation Skills: The PwC Approach – provides the skills needed to tell an effective story with data. It offers practical training in data analysis and turning business intelligence into real-world outcomes. It explores how a combination of better understanding, filtering and application of data can solve problems faster – and lead to smarter and more effective decision making.
The course gives PwC people access to a relevant and flexible means to develop important and necessary skills in their own time. By the beginning of September 2017, almost 20,000 people from 54 countries around the world have enrolled in the specialisation, along with almost 110,000 people from outside the PwC network.
“I took this course because having a background in internal audit, I noticed there is a gap between decision makers and the information given to them for decision making. I have always wanted to be equipped with the knowledge and tools to add value to management, which was also one of the reasons I joined PwC. I loved learning about the data analytics framework and the tools and technologies that can be used.”