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. 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
    2. 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
    3. Abilene Christian University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EdD Organizational Leadership - Conflict Resolution Track
      • EdD Organizational Leadership - Higher Education Track
      • EdD Organizational Leadership - Digital Learning Track
      • EdD Organizational Leadership
    Master's
      • Master of Science in Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Nonprofit Leadership
      • MBA
      • Master of Science in Management - Business Analytics
  • 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 of Management - Nonprofit Leadership (Executive Format)
    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
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management
      • Bachelor: Project Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Project Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Organizational Behavior
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Business Development
      • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - General
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    5. 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
    6. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA in Project Management
      • International MBA in Project Management
      • MS in Management
      • MS in Operations & Project Management
      • MBA in Athletic Admin
      • International MBA in Athletic Admin
    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 Business Administration w/conc in Nonprofit Mgt
      • BS in Business Studies Operations & Project Management
    Associate's
      • AS in Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    7. University of the Rockies

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Development & Leadership - Innovation & Entrepreneurship
      • Psy.D. in Non-Profit Management
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership
      • Psy.D. in Organizational Leadership
    Master's
      • M.A. in Organizational Development & Leadership - Innovation & Entrepreneurship
      • M.A. in Organizational Development & Leadership - Corporate Training & E-Learning
      • M.A. in Human Services - Not-for-Profit Management
      • M.A. in Psychology - Organizational Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Penn Foster Career School

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Certificate - Business Management Essentials
      • Career Diploma: Small Business Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    9. Everest

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Business
      • Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    10. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Admin: Management
      • Master of Business Admin: Operations Management
      • Master of Business Admin: Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Business Admin: Management
      • Bachelor of Business Administration - Generalist
      • Bachelor of Business Admin: Project Management
      • Bachelor of Business Admin: Operations Management
    Associate's
      • Associate of Arts in Business Administration

Featured Schools

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

Herzing University

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

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Kaplan University

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

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Abilene Christian University

  • EdD Organizational Leadership - Conflict Resolution Track
  • EdD Organizational Leadership - Higher Education Track
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Nonprofit Leadership

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctor of Management - Global Leadership (Executive Format)
  • MBA: Project Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Management
  • Associate of Science in 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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Southern New Hampshire University

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

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University of the Rockies

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Development & Leadership - Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Psy.D. in Non-Profit Management
  • M.A. in Organizational Development & Leadership - Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • M.A. in Organizational Development & Leadership - Corporate Training & E-Learning

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Penn Foster Career School

  • Certificate - Business Management Essentials
  • Career Diploma: Small Business Management

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