Become a subject matter expert in your field or explore a new one by earning an LSU micro-credential, MicroCred®. These short-form programs are designed for today’s professional to gain field-specific skills in an affordable and convenient format online. Each MicroCred program are self-paced or term-based and ranges from only two to six courses, so you can gain a new set of skills to immediately apply to the workplace quicker.
Successful completion of the program earns you an official LSU digital badge unique to the program. This badge can be used to bulk up your resume and showcase your expertise in the topic. Badges are distributed through Acclaim by Credly. Additionally, the courses you take can provide credit to start you on the path toward a degree or your professional goals. Since admission to LSU is not required, you can start your program once you enroll.
Because our programs are 100% online, we provide a convenient option for working professionals to document the qualifications they earn.
Our programs are either self-paced or term-based and can be completed much quicker than a traditional certificate or degree program.
You are in control of which specialization you want. You can earn MicroCred in your own field of study or you may want to explore a new skill.
Choose your MicroCred program
Complete the approved courses
Claim your digital badge
Share your badge
There are two types of MicroCred programs: self-paced or term-based.
If you are enrolling into a self-paced MicroCred, you can immediately enroll by purchasing the program and begin your course the very same day.
If you are enrolling into a term-based MicroCred, you can purchase the program at any point; however, you cannot begin your first course until the next term start date. LSU has 6 term start dates in 2020:
Each program is unique with different learning objectives and outcomes related to the topic. You can expect to become more proficient in the subject with an emphasis on real-world application.
Certified FinTech Banker online credentials - coming soon!
The financial technology industry is rapidly changing how we are purchasing goods and services. This non-credit online course provides information on important aspects of FinTech so the student can be more strategic in their efforts for innovation and modernization. Potential topics include Introduction to FinTech, Blockchain Essentials, AI in Fintech, and more. Successful completion of the MicroCred earns you a digital badge to publicize your achievement in your specialization online.