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
      • Master : Business Admin
      • MBA: Health Care Management
      • MSM in Organizational Design and Development
      • MSM in Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • 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. 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
      • M.A. - Organizational Management: Supply Chain Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.A. - Human Resources Management
      • B.A. - Organizational Management
      • B.A. - Business Admin
      • B.A. - Operations Management and Analysis
      • B.A. - International Business
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Government Analytics
    Certificate
      • Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • International MBA in Project Management
      • MS in Management
      • MBA in Athletic Admin
      • International MBA in Athletic Admin
      • MBA in Six Sigma
      • International MBA in Operations/Supply Chain Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Operations Management / Project Management concentration
      • BS in Operations Management
      • BS in Business Studies - Small Business Mgt
      • BS in Business Admin - Small Business Mgt
      • BS in Business Studies - Business Adminis
      • BS in Business Administration
    Associate's
      • AS in Business Administration
  • 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. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • PhD in Business Admin - Management
      • Doctor of Business Admin - General Business
      • PhD-TIM - IT Project Management
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Management
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship
      • PhD in Business Admin - Management of Engineering and Technology
    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
    7. Indiana Wesleyan University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
    Master's
      • 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
  • 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. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Human Resource Development
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Ecclesial Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Entrepreneurial Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Individualized
    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - General Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Innovation Management
      • Master of Arts in Law - Business
      • Master of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship
      • Master of Business Administration - Small Business Data Analytics
      • Master of Business Administration - Small Business Information Technology
    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

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
  • BBA: Project Management
  • Associate: Business Admin.
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate

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Ashford University

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

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Johns Hopkins University

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

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Southern New Hampshire University

  • International MBA in Project Management
  • BS in Operations Management / Project Management concentration
  • AS in Business Administration

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Full Sail University

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

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Northcentral University

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

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Indiana Wesleyan University

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration - Executive Management (Virtual Format)
  • B.S. Management - No Specialization
  • A.S. Business
  • Seminary Certificate - Leadership

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Herzing University

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

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