Free Online Business Courses
Free business courses are a great way to learn new skills or prepare for business school.
Coursera – Business: Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations worldwide to offer courses for anyone to take, for free. Learn on your own schedule. Watch short video lectures, take interactive quizzes, complete peer-graded assessments, and connect with fellow learners and instructors. Finish your course and receive formal recognition for your accomplishment with an optional Verified Certificate.
Marginal Revolution University: At MRUniversity.com, you can learn, teach and share economics courses. Marginal Revolution University, called MRUniversity for short, is an online education website run by Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, bloggers at the Marginal Revolution weblog and economics professors at George Mason University.
Academic Financial Trading Platform: This open online platform delivers a full curriculum of economics and business courses from faculty at the world’s top universities to students around the globe and empowers individuals to make intelligent investment decisions. Upon course mastery, you will receive certification from your professors.
U.S. Small Business Administration: The SBA’s objective is to aid, counsel, assist and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small business concerns. Receive local assistance through counseling, mentoring, and training from an SBA District Office, SCORE Chapter, Small Biz Development Center or Women’s Biz Center in your area.
My Own Business: Courses include the top ten characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, top 10 do’s and don’ts, quizzes, course outlines of all sessions in each course, video clips and other important information. The courses also come with an exam and a certificate at the end, to prove completion. While our courses are free, to help support our mission, a nominal fee is charged for our textbooks.
Bean Counting 101: This free accounting course is different from other online accounting courses because it is presented in a multimedia format. You may browse the contents of the lessons, and then click on a bean to start learning.
IRS Small Business Tax Workshop: Starting a Business, Operating a Business, Closing a Business, Employer ID Numbers, Small Business Events, Employment Taxes, Small Business Forms and Publications, IRS Video Portal, Online Learning and Educational Products, Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee?, Appeal a Tax Dispute
Financial Management Training Center: Courses are downloaded to your computer by clicking on the hyperlinks on the right side of this page. You can take a short course online by clicking on the “online” hyperlink. You can also download a short course in three file formats: pdf | exe file | word. Finally, if you want to take the final exam online, click on the “take exam” hyperlink.