Here's something a little more specific from edX. "MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance. Students may apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters certificate and, if accepted, can pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree." For those on RP who don't recognize edX, it is an on-line clearing house for exceptional courses offered by many of the best universities on the planet.