RU to accept graduate courses from MITx Micromasters program


Graduate students at Reykjavik University can now complete online courses from MITx and earn credits, which they can use in their graduate studies at RU.

Students can choose between two programs at MITx: a new program in Statistics and Data Science, comprising four individual modules, and a program in Supply Chain Management, comprising five individual modules. The programs are taught by MIT experts and are comparible with courses taught at MIT. The online programs are open to everyone and there are no prerequisites.

The MITx programs in Statistics and Data Science and Supply Chain Management are suitable for professionals who wish to gain more knowledge and possibly register for graduate programmes at RU, MIT, or other Universities that offer such courses, in the future. Students that are already enrolled at Reykjavik University (RU) or are starting their graduate studies can complete the courses online and earn credits from RU – as electives for the MSc programmes in Computer Science and the School of Business MSc programmes in Business Studies and Information Management. The first module in Supply Chain Management commences June 27th and the first module in Statistics and Data Science on September 3rd.

President of RU, Dr. Ari Kristinn Jónsson, says the courses offered by the University need to be in constant development: „We put an emphasis on constantly offering our students fresh courses in undergraduate and graduate studies to ensure the competiveness of the studies we offer. The rapid development of technology and businesses demand new courses to ensure our students remain competitive and have the necessary skills and knowledge for a changing world. We are therefore very pleased to be able to offer our students these programs from MITx. The demand for statistics and data science specialists is increasing in all industry fields. Quality supply chain management is also of high importance in industry world-wide, but especially here in Iceland where we rely on diverse imports and exports of goods.“

More information about the courses can be found here:

Statistics and Data Science:

Supply chain Management: