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. American University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Agile Project Management
      • Master of Science in Measurement and Evaluation
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate in Agile Project Management
      • Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Online Programs Available
    3. 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
    4. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Management - Global Leadership (Executive Format)
      • Doctorate: Management - Organizational Development and Change
      • Doctor of Management - Project Management
      • Doctor of Management (DM) - General Concentration (Executive Format)
      • Doctor of Management - Leadership
      • Doctor - Management - Nonprofit Leadership
    Master's
      • MBA: Project Management
      • Master: Management - Project Management
      • Master: Management
      • Master of Business Admin - Entrepreneurship
      • M.S. - Management: Organization Leadership and Change
      • Master of Business Admin
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Business Administration - Management
      • Bachelor: Project Management
      • BS - Business Administration - Project Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Organizational Behavior
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Business Development
      • BS - Business Administration - General
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    5. 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 With No Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Business Management
      • Associate of Science - Business Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    6. The University of Scranton

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Operations Management
      • Master of Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    7. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Project Management
      • MS - Management
      • MS - Organizational Leadership
      • Master of International Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Project Management
      • BS - Business Management
      • Undergraduate Specialization - Small Business and Entrepreneurship
      • BS - Organizational Leadership
    Certificate
      • Undergraduate Certificate - Project Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    9. 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
    10. Saint John's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration: Interdisciplinary Business

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

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American University

  • Master of Science in Agile Project Management
  • Master of Science in Measurement and Evaluation
  • Graduate Certificate in Agile Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation

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Johns Hopkins University

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

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctor of Management - Global Leadership (Executive Format)
  • MBA: Project Management
  • BS - Business Administration - Management
  • Associate of Science in Business Administration

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Herzing University

  • MBA
  • B.S. - Business Management With No Concentration
  • Associate of Science - Business Management

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The University of Scranton

  • MBA - Operations Management
  • Master of Business Administration

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Business Admin - Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Business Admin - General Business
  • Education Specialist - Organizational Leadership

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Colorado State University Global

  • Master of Project Management
  • BS - Project Management
  • Undergraduate Certificate - Project Management

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