edX for Business Review

edX for Business
Corporate Learning Platform
edX for Business
Cambridge, MA
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Corporate Learning Platform At A Glance

Good: Flexible options for any business size and industry, over 3,000 courses offered by 160+ institutions, integrates to most learning management systems.
Bad: Some talent management features are not offered, such as compensation management.
Bottom Line: Learning platform that helps companies retain top talent and efficiently train employees in the skills they need for their jobs.

Product Overview

EdX for Business’ Corporate Learning Platform helps companies retain top talent and efficiently train employees in the skills they need for their jobs. Employers can leverage the platform’s library of over 3,000 courses in edX’s 160-partner network. The Corporate Learning Platform also integrates with most learning management systems (LMS).

The solution includes the following benefits:

  • Flexible and scalable for any business size and industry
  • Purchasing options include bulk course access and direct integration
  • Customizable learning paths for an organization’s specific needs
  • Employees can access content from any device at any time
  • Social and collaborative learning are fostered among employees
  • Actionable learner data to gauge course success and improve employee performance
  • More efficient recruiting by using edX’s skilled user base to populate recruiting funnel


The Corporate Learning Platform delivers a range of learning programs such as:

  • In-demand certificate courses in over 30 subjects
  • Professional certificates for employees that want to learn new skills in a current or new job role
  • MicroMasters programs: a series of graduate-level courses from top universities that provide deep learning in a specific field
  • Online Master’s Degree programs for in-demand fields that cost less for employees than on-campus programs

Both the MicroMasters and the online Master’s Degree programs are offered by top universities.

We’ve listed below some examples of subject areas for business learners:

  • Computer science (blockchain, cybersecurity, programming and data algorithms)
  • Data and analytics (data science, big data, Python and artificial intelligence)
  • Business and management (agile project management, product development, finance and operations)
  • Professional development (data visualization, soft skills and business leadership)

The Corporate Learning Platform also has reporting and analytics features, so managers can measure learner and course progress via a dashboard. Such metrics are current grade, last activity date and course completion. Managers can view company-level data and drill down for specific details. Reports can be exported into .csv formats.

Target Market

The Corporate Learning Platform supports businesses and teams of all sizes and industries that want to train and develop their employees using online courses provided by over 160+ global institutions.

We’ve listed 10 of its clients below:

  • Allianz
  • Amtrak
  • General Motors
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hilton
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • MetLife
  • Sony Interactive
  • Whirlpool
  • Boston Consulting Group

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EdX for Business’s enrollment process is as follows:

  • Clients send edX a list of all employees who will be taking courses
  • Clients choose and list the associated courses and programs for each learner
  • Learners will receive a welcome email notifying them of their enrollment and a link to go directly to their course

Learners will bypass the typical account creation process.

EdX for Business provides tailored course curation, training and onboarding of its solution.

Customer Service & Support

EdX for Business provides a support portal as well as email and phone support.


Pricing is based on number of learners and seats needed. There are no additional fees for enrollment and support charges. Please contact edX directly for a quote.


While edX provides learning management and some recruiting features, it doesn’t offer additional talent management features like compensation management.


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Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.

With more than 160 global partners, edX is proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits and institutions as its members. EdX university members top the QS World University Rankings® with its founders receiving the top honors and edX partner institutions ranking high on the full list.

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