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LinkedIn Learning logo
LinkedIn Learning

Course Marketplace

8.7
10
Our winner
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MasterClass

Education Company

8.0
10

LinkedIn Learning vs. MasterClass - complete comparison

Overview

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Description
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (originally Lynda.com) is the online learning platform offered by LinkedIn. The 16,000+ courses in their library are mostly focussed on professional topics like technology and business. The platform is also directly integrated into LinkedIn and offers additional benefits, like LinkedIn premium, to its members.

MasterClass logoMasterClass

Masterclass is an online learning concept with a unique concept: They work together with celebrities from various fields, letting the celebrities teach an online course about their knowledge. These celebrities include people of the likes of Stephen Curry, George W. Bush, Martin Scorsese and many more incredible well-known people. In total, there are more than 150 classes taught on topics such as arts, business, cooking, sports, and more.

Types of courses
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning
MasterClass logoMasterClass
Subscription plans
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning
PERSONAL

Personal subscription

Access to all courses and learning paths on the LinkedIn Learning platform

$25 - 45 USD per month
MasterClass logoMasterClass
PERSONAL

Masterclass membership

Get access to the full Masterclass course catalog of more than 180 classes.

$12 - 25 USD per month
Pros & cons
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning
    Pros
  • Large course catalog
  • Personalized recommendations based on your linkedin profile
  • Linkedin premium included
  • Cons
  • Limited course topics (only career-related)
  • Some courses can be rather 'corporate'
MasterClass logoMasterClass
    Pros
  • Learn from world-renowned experts
  • High production value
  • Wide range of topics
  • Cons
  • Lack of deep, in-depth courses
  • No interaction with the instructors

General information

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Type
Course MarketplaceEducation Company
Number of courses
16000+180+
Popularity

Very popular

Popular

Available categories
Business Analytics & IntelligenceCommunicationData ScienceDesign ToolsDigital MarketingEntrepreneurshipFinanceGraphic Design & IllustrationLeadershipMarketing Analytics & Automation
Arts & CraftsBusiness StrategyCreativityEntrepreneurshipSports
Available languages
EnglishSpanishFrenchGermanJapaneseMandarin ChinesePortugueseItalianKorean
English

Evaluation

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Full score
8.7
10
8.0
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Individual scores
Course quality
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Course catalog
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Affordability
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MasterClass
More expensiveHigher value
Career value
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MasterClass
Low valueHigh value
Customer support
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MasterClass
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Usability
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MasterClass
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Features

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Support options
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Chat
  • Community
  • Knowledge base
  • Learning support
  • Career support
Available apps
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Ios
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Android
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Ios
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Android
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Company

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Company name
LinkedIn CorporationMasterClass Inc.
Company size

Large

Medium

Founded in
20152015
Headquarters

United States

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United States

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Founders
Reid Hoffman, Allen Blue, Konstantin Guericke, Eric Ly, Jean-Luc VaillantDavid Rogier, Aaron Rasmussen
External reviews
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4.877900 reviews
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4.7125000 reviews
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4.9121900 reviews
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4.620000 reviews
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Trustpilot
2.1825 reviews

Our opinion

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Summary
LinkedIn Learning logoLinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is one of the largest online learning platforms, which can offer a lot of benefits that we like through the direct integration into the LinkedIn platform, like LinkedIn Premium access, as well as the direct integration of certificates from LinkedIn Learning into your LinkedIn profile. The instructors on LinkedIn Learning are highly qualified, and the courses cover all relevant career-focussed skills, which is why we can particularly recommend LinkedIn Learning for young professionals trying to upskill.

MasterClass logoMasterClass

MasterClass has amongst the highest production quality of all online learning platforms. We like their concept of creating courses with world-renowned experts in their respective fields and combining this with awesome production value. With this high quality bar, it's clear why MasterClass doesn't have the most extensive course catalog. They focus on quality over quantity and offer courses on all kinds of topics, both career-related and recreational. Overall, we recommend MasterClass for students that enjoy watching courses from their favorite athletes, musicians and chefs and that appreciate the amount of effort MasterClass puts into producing these classes. Students looking for courses to advance their career might find a better offering elsewhere.

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