Qubed is on a mission to inspire millennials to pursue a career that aligns to their talent and passions—with the universities and brands they know and trust.

Working in partnership with the world’s leading schools, brands, non-profits and employers, Qubed creates accessible and open-access learning experiences that help tomorrow's leaders discover and pursue career paths in growing, global industries that align to their passions, including fashion, sports, music and media. 


Fashion Industry Essentials, Online Certificate

If you follow fashion, you know Parsons and brands like Condé Nast, Teen Vogue, Rebecca Minkolf, GILT and Etsy.

This one-of-a-kind program provides an exciting overview of the fashion industry, with more than 70 on-demand course videos taught by Parsons faculty, as well as leading fashion industry experts and brands. Carefully crafted assignments help students develop skills and gain valuable insights into the fashion industry that help determine career paths that align to their passions and talent. They learn to build a portfolio, prepare for a job interview, and apply to a fashion degree program that will prepare them to build a successful future in fashion.

I am always so encouraged by the number of young people I meet who express an interest in pursuing careers in fashion. Among them are the next Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and Tory Burch—this program will give students the real-world knowledge and training to be successful.
— Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor in Chief of Vogue

The Fashion Industry Essentials program consists of five exciting courses taught by more than 20 expert instructors from Parsons School of Design, Teen Vogue, GILT, Rebecca Minkoff and others leading the fashion industry. The program is 100 percent online, 100 percent on demand, 100 percent self-paced and open-access to any student, so aspiring fashion students can easily fit studying into their busy schedules.

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Sports Industry Essentials, Online Certificate

Over the past few years, the sports world has experienced a digital media explosion as well as a globalization that has dramatically impacted the industry.

Developed in partnership with the faculty of Columbia University’s #2 globally-ranked Sports Management program, this six-course program explores those new frontiers, making them accessible to aspiring sports professionals at a key decision-making moment in their lives. 

The business side of sports is growing at such an incredible rate and people have to understand how and why that growth is happening so that they can become a part of it, and really help lead it. Those that can do that now will change the game on the field, and for themselves.
— Marcellus Wiley, ESPN Broadcaster, NFL Pro, Columbia University Alumni

Featuring lessons from an extensive network of Columbia University faculty, as well as sports industry professionals from the National Football League, National Hockey League, Nike, FC Bayern Munich, and others—young professionals who are aspiring to a career in the sports industry, current sports professionals who want to accelerate their career, and career-changing professionals who want to transition to a sports career can take the courses at any time and earn an Ivy League statement of completion certificate from Columbia University upon successfully completing the program.



BrandEdU is a career discovery destination for millennials that features content and interviews with industry experts from the world's most innovative and beloved brands together with unique educational and career opportunities to inspire, educate, and empower millennials to build a career doing what they love.

Focused on industries within the passion economy, BrandEdU provides resources for millennials interested in learning more about building a career within their areas of passion, including music, sports, fashion, media, tech and design.

Many young professionals are thinking about more than money and are willing to sacrifice a portion of their salary in exchange for a career move that more closely aligns with their values or passions.
— SVP, Fidelity Investments


The Sports Industry Essentials program not only gave me the knowledge I needed to break in to the Sports Industry, it also gave me confidence, and it helped me find my fit within the industry.

Now, I can proudly say my first job right out of college is with an NFL team.
— Maria R. (Pennsylvania, USA)
I am loving every bit of the program! Each assignment encourages me to broaden my skill, and exposes me to all aspects of the industry, even careers that I haven’t even thought about. It really does inspire me to keep hold of my passion, as I am an aspiring fashion designer.
— Zyllah (California, USA)
I would like to formally thank the incredibly awesome and creative faculty and curators who created this program, for teaching me incredible lessons, helping me grow as a person and helping me expand my horizons in my goals to becoming a fashion journalist.
— Despina D. (Ontario, Canada)
The certificate was a very wonderful experience. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot about the industry. It is one of the best online certificates I have done in the world.

This certificate has made me feel as if I have taken a big step towards realising my goals and aspirations.
— Emily P. (Australia)
The program was an incredible experience that provided me with precious knowledge from one of the top schools in the country. The program opened the door for me to connect with several professionals in the sports industry as well as giving me an idea of the path I have to take to achieve my goals.
— Dominic D. (New York, USA)
This definitely helps open up my mind to all of the possibilities in this Industry. I’m currently changing career path from Engineering to Fashion, so this is a great source of career information and inspiration.
— Anne L. (Quezon City, Philippines)
“This program helped me redefine what I wanted out of my career and my life, and helped me create the framework for a new business. Throughout each course, I was reinvigorated. I was refining my grown-up goals. I was recharging my creative and professional battery. I was building a business plan and getting excited again.”
— Libby R. (Illinois, USA)
After finishing the Certificate Program, I have a much better understanding academically and professionally of the fashion industry. And of course, I am more confident and prepared for stepping forward in fashion industry.
— Dijing W. (China)
It has been an absolute pleasure working on this course and I am so happy to see something so accessible for persons hoping to find their place in the industry.
— Amalda Q. (Trinidad and Tobago)
The Sports Industry Essentials program is more than just an introduction to the field, it’s a breakthrough into the sports industry. The program allows for you to gain knowledge to the business side of sports, as well as giving you the opportunity to build relationships with peers and business professionals within the sports industry.

If your dream is to work in the sports industry, this certificate program is your best bet.
— Anthony P. (Massachusetts, USA)


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