online learning program
What Is It?
At VSEUS, we know that employability is top of mind for many economics students. To support our diverse student body in improving their technical skills and enhancing their career prospects, VSEUS is implementing the Online Learning Program. Under this new initiative, students can receive a subsidy for taking any online course on the Coursera platform.
Typically, a Coursera course costs approximately $64 CAD to complete, of which we will be offering partial reimbursement.
Upon providing proof of payment and completion to VSEUS, students will be reimbursed up to $30 CAD per course and up to a maximum of 3 courses per academic year.
No more than $60 CAD will be reimbursed for courses within the same specialisation.
Also, VSEUS has teamed up with Lean Six Sigma to provide VSE students with coupon codes for their most popular courses. Lean Six Sigma is a globally-recognised analytical framework which emphasises reducing waste and solving process-related problems.
Simply register for your desired course using your UBC email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and enter the coupon codes below at checkout!
Yellow Belt: $150 off the regular $199 price – register for $49 using coupon code YBvseus
Green Belt: $200 off the regular $699 price – register for $499 using coupon code GBvseus
Black Belt: $100 off the regular $999 price – register for $899 using coupon code BBvseus
Approval Form: fill it out here.
Course: once you’ve completed your form, you’re good to go! Start the course you have selected and further your learning!
Proof Of Payment & Completion: once you have completed your course, submit your proof of payment and proof of completion to both and email@example.com.
Reimbursement: great work! You can expect reimbursement in 5 - 10 business days. Pick it up from the AMS offices in the Nest!
Nowadays, every job posting for a data scientist or business analyst requires some knowledge of Python, R, and Excel. Below are some of our recommended Coursera specialisations for Economics students.
Python For Everybody
This specialisation is a great introduction to programming. It offers the fundamentals of data structures, which are the cornerstone of all programming languages, as well as an understanding of iterated processes. A special part of the class is its instructor, Dr. Chuck, who uses graphics and insightful explanations to facilitate your understanding of the material. All the steps and details are also written in a short booklet, authored by the instructor himself.
This specialisation encompasses 10 courses, starting with the fundamentals of R programming, and continuing to higher-level statistical computer classes. Our recommended courses don’t require advanced knowledge in mathematics and statistics.
We recommend starting with the PwC “Problem Solving with Excel” course on Coursera. This is part 2 of a 5-part certificate which can be completed on its own, or together with the other 4 courses to earn the PwC Data Analysis and Presentation Skills certificate.
For more information about the VSEUS Online Learning Program, please contact
What Courses Can I Take?
Students can take any course on the Coursera website, either independently or part of a specialisation. Specialisations are a series of connected courses that can be completed together to prove a higher level of proficiency and understanding in the course matter.
How Will VSEUS Pay For It?
Typically, a Coursera course costs approximately $64 CAD to complete, of which we will be offering partial reimbursement. Upon providing proof of payment and completion to VSEUS, students will be reimbursed up to $30 CAD per course up to a maximum of 3 courses per academic year. No more than $60 CAD will be reimbursed for courses within the same specialisation.
Coursera was started in 2012 and soon became the preferred online-course platform for over 100 university partners across the world. Every course is designed by accredited professors at the partner universities and has a standard structure, composed of Video Lectures, Unmarked Quizzes, Marked Assignments and Forums to discuss these assignments. To complete any chapter, students must complete the marked assignments.
Once all chapters are completed, students receive a certificate for finishing the course that can be added to the LinkedIn profile page.