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Learn why the biobased economy is so important for achieving sustainability and how it can increase company profit and consumer demand. Explore how to create a sustainable future by moving away from dependence on fossil resources to biomass resources for the production of food, chemicals and energy-carriers.

Average: 6.7 (3 votes)
Sep 25th 2017

Biologists still cannot read the nucleotides of an entire genome as you would read a book from beginning to end. However, they can read short pieces of DNA. In this course, we will see how graph theory can be used to assemble genomes from these short pieces. We will further learn about brute force algorithms and apply them to sequencing mini-proteins called antibiotics. Finally, you will learn how to apply popular bioinformatics software tools to sequence the genome of a deadly Staphylococcus bacterium.

Average: 8.5 (4 votes)
Sep 25th 2017

Why do the prices of some companies’ stocks seem to move up and down together while others move separately? What does portfolio “diversification” really mean and how important is it? What should the price of a stock be? How can we discover and exploit the relationships between equity prices automatically?

Average: 8 (1 vote)

Sep 25th 2017

Learn what motivates the restive Muslim youth from Tunis to Tehran, what political positions Islamists from Mali to Chechnya are fighting for, where the seeming obsession with Islamic law comes from, where the secularists have vanished to, and whether it makes sense to speak of an Islamic state.

Average: 7.5 (11 votes)
Sep 20th 2017

Learn how technology is used in supply chain systems from fundamental concepts to innovative applications – ​part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Credential.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Sep 13th 2017

Master and apply the core methodologies used in supply chain analysis and modeling, including statistics, regression, optimization and probability ​– part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Credential.

Average: 7.3 (6 votes)

Sep 6th 2017

Learn how to design and optimize the physical, financial, and information flows of a supply chain to enhance business performance. Supply Chains, especially global supply chains, are complex structures that involve several firms crossing multiple time zones and continents. The design of a supply chain is critical to its overall success, and ultimately, the firm’s success.

Average: 5.5 (4 votes)
Aug 28th 2017

Learn how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing. Learn about project management from a multidisciplinary perspective, as we cover fundamental tools and techniques for managing a broad range of projects.

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Aug 28th 2017

Learn what makes global projects uniquely challenging and how to successfully manage projects based in different industries and countries. Managing global projects presents unique challenges. This course addresses the knowledge, skills and behaviors required to successfully manage projects that span organizations, national boundaries and cultural differences.

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Aug 16th 2017

Learn how magnetic devices, such as hard drives and magneto-optical disks, are designed to exploit the magnetic properties of materials. In this engineering course, you will learn about magnetic materials and devices. Applications presented include magnetic data storage, motors, transformers, and spintronics.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Jul 5th 2017

Learn about the optical properties of materials, including how LEDs, lasers, and solar cell devices are designed. In this engineering course, you will learn about photodetectors, solar cells (photovoltaics), displays, light emitting diodes, lasers, optical fibers, optical communications, and photonic devices.

Average: 2.3 (4 votes)

Jun 28th 2017

Learn how to manage and harness the dynamics and interactions between firms and entities within a supply chain ​part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Credential.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)