Business Management Courses Offered Free by Top Schools and Universities

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Free online business management courses are available online from various websites, in addition to schools like the University of California, Irvine, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Alaska. Course materials can also be downloaded online.
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Free Business Management Courses

Business management is an area of study that will teach students about marketing and managerial functionality with regard to a business organization. Students can study these courses from a variety of universities and websites at their own pace.

University of California, Irvine

This course will cover the basics of business analysis. Topics discussed will be business models, quality management, and the role of a business analyst.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MIT provides students with the opportunity to earn a free online education through its OpenCourseWare platform. Courses include leading effective teams, taxes and business strategy, and managerial psychology.

Small Business Association

The U.S. Small Business Association's Office of Education offers courses in marketing. Small business marketing and marketing basics will be covered.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

This university offers courses in accounting through e-learning programs. Subjects include accounting basics, balance sheets, and budgets.

University of Alaska

The University of Alaska offers a course of financial accounting. The required text for the course is Financial Accounting Information for Decisions - 2nd Edition, by John J. Wild. Topics include accounting concepts and principles, organizing accounting data, and financial statements.

Utah State University

Utah State University offers myriad courses on economics. The required textbook for intro to microeconomics course is Microeconomics, 6th Edition. Topics discussed include opportunity cost, physical products, and supply and demand. The economics courses at this school cover subjects like international and managerial economics. Some of these courses make audio lecture available.

About.com

This website offers an emailed course in developing your brand strategy. The course is broken down into six weeks of lessons. Topics covered include defining your brand, determining a target audience, and recognizing brand barriers.

Open University

This course from Open University will focus on ethics with regard to human resources. Course topics include how to define an ethical approach in business and the benefits of such a process.

Free Business Management Courses At a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Fundamentals of Business Analysis course from University of California, Irvine Unspecified Text No No Yes
Building and Leading Effective Teams course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Taxes and Business Strategy course from MIT Graduate Text/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Managerial Psychology course from MIT Undergraduate/graduate Textbooks/lecture notes/recitations Yes Yes Yes
Communication for Managers course from MIT Graduate Text/lecture notes Yes No Yes
Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting course from MIT Undergraduate Texts/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Law for the Entrepreneur and Manager course from MIT Undergraduate Textbook/lecture notes Yes Yes Yes
Marketing and Advertising Courses from the Small Business Association Unspecified Text No No Yes
Accounting Courses from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Unspecified E-learning programs/worksheets Yes No Yes
Principles of Financial Accounting course from University of Alaska Unspecified Text Yes Yes Yes
Introduction to Microeconomics course from Utah State University Unspecified Textbooks Yes Yes Yes
Economics Courses from Utah State University Unspecified Texts/audio Yes Yes Yes
Developing Your Brand Strategy lesson from About.com Unspecified Email course No No Yes
Creating an Ethical Organization course from Open University Advanced Text Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Project Management
      • Master: Management/Project Mgmt
      • M.S. in Management
      • Master : Business Admin
      • MBA: Health Care Management
      • MSM in Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • BSBA in Management
      • BBA: Project Management
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BSBA - Investment
    Associate's
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • AASBA -Entrepreneurship
      • AASBA in Small Business Management
      • AASBA in Food/Hotel Management
      • Associate: Business Admin. - Office Mgmt
    Certificate
      • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MA in Public Management
      • Master of Science in Government Analytics
      • Master of Science in Research Administration
    Certificate
      • Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Ashford University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Human Resources Management
      • M.A. - Organizational Management: Human Resources Management
      • MA/Organizational Management - Media Management
      • MBA - Media Management
      • MBA - Project Management
      • MBA
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Human Resources Management
      • B.A. - Organizational Management
      • B.A. - Project Management
      • B.A. - Business Admin
      • B.A. - Operations Management and Analysis
      • B.A. - Entrepreneurship
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
    Master's
      • Master of Public Administration - Non-Profit Leadership
      • Master of Public Administration - Public Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Executive Management (Virtual Format)
      • Master of Business Administration - No Specialization
      • M.A. Organizational Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. Management - No Specialization
      • B.S. General Studies - Entrepreneurship
      • B.S. Business Administration - No Specialization
      • B.S. General Studies - Business
    Associate's
      • A.S. Business
      • A.S. General Studies - Business
      • A.S. General Studies - Entrepreneurship
    Certificate
      • Seminary Certificate - Leadership
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
      • M.S. - Internet Marketing
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Music Business
      • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Individualized Studies
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Leadership Coaching
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Servant Leadership
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Strategic Foresight
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Strategic Leadership
    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - General Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Innovation Management
      • Master of Arts in Law - Business
      • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
      • Master of Arts in Not-for-Profit Leadership
      • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Not-for-Profit Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Applied Science in Management and Leadership
      • Bachelor of Science in Business - General Management
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Business
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Self-Designed
      • Bachelor of Science in Business
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - Management (Spanish)
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Business Admin: Management
      • Business Administration, BA - Management
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts - Accounting
    Certificate
      • Grad Business Certificate - Management and Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA
      • MBA Dual Concentration: HR & Project Mgmt.
      • MBA Dual Concentration: BS Mgmt. & HR
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Mgmt & Project Mgmt.
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Project/Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Project Management and Public Safety Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Business Management: Business Admin Concentration
      • B.S. - Business Management With No Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Business Management
      • Associate of Science - Business Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA - Management
      • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Organizational Development
    Master's
      • M.B.A. with an Emphasis in Project Management
      • MBA and MS in Leadership (Dual Degree)
      • MBA: Leadership
      • MS in Leadership
      • MBA
      • Master of Science in Business Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Applied Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
      • BS in Entrepreneurial Studies
      • BS in Business Admin.
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Analytics
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Business Admin - Organizational Leadership
      • PhD in Business Admin - Management
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Organizational Leadership
      • Doctor of Business Admin - General Business
      • PhD-TIM - IT Project Management
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Management
    Master's
      • Master of Business Admin - General Business
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Project Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Strategic Management
      • MSTIM - IT Project Management
      • MBA - Management
      • MBA - Project Management
    Certificate
      • Education Specialist - Organizational Leadership

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Kaplan University

  • MBA: Project Management
  • BSBA in Management
  • Associate: Business Admin.
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate

Which subject are you interested in?

Johns Hopkins University

  • MA in Public Management
  • Master of Science in Government Analytics
  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management

What is your highest level of education?

Ashford University

  • MBA - Human Resources Management
  • M.A. - Organizational Management: Human Resources Management
  • B.A. - Human Resources Management
  • B.A. - Organizational Management

What is your highest level of education?

Indiana Wesleyan University

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Public Administration - Non-Profit Leadership
  • B.S. Management - No Specialization
  • A.S. Business
  • Seminary Certificate - Leadership

What is your highest level of education?

Full Sail University

  • M.S. - Entertainment Business
  • M.S. - Internet Marketing
  • B.S. - Music Business
  • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media

What is your highest level of education?

Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration - General Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Management and Leadership

What is your highest level of education completed?

Keiser University

  • Master of Business Administration - Management (Spanish)
  • B.A. - Business Admin: Management
  • Associate of Arts - Accounting
  • Grad Business Certificate - Management and Leadership

What is your highest level of education?

Herzing University

  • MBA
  • B.S. - Business Management: Business Admin Concentration
  • Associate of Science - Business Management

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