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. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Project Management
      • Master: Management/Project Mgmt
      • M.S. in Management
      • MSM in Leadership
      • MSM in Organizational Design and Development
      • MSM in Information Technology
    Bachelor's
      • BSBA in Management
      • BBA: Project Management
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BSBA - Investment
      • BS in Analytics
    Associate's
      • AASBA -Entrepreneurship
      • AASBA in Small Business Management
      • AASBA in Food/Hotel Management
    Certificate
      • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA: Project Management
      • DBA: Leadership
    Master's
      • MBA: Strategic Management
      • MS: Project Management
      • MBA: Non-Profit Leadership & Management
      • MA: Executive Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    3. 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
      • BS - Organizational Leadership
    Certificate
      • Undergraduate Certificate - Project Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    4. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Music Business
      • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Organizational Leadership, MOL
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Advanced Accounting
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Health Care Administration
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Leadership
      • Business Administration, MBA - Emphasis in Project Management
    Bachelor's
      • Nonprofit Management, B.S.
      • Org. Mgmt. in Christian Leadership, B.S.
      • Org. Mgmt. in Project Management, B.S.
      • B.S. Business: Entrepreneurship
      • B.S. Business: International Business
    Associate's
      • Nonprofit Management, A.S.
      • Business Administration, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master's in Business Administration/Management
      • Master's in Business Administration
      • MA in Organizational Leadership
      • Master's in Business Administration/Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Project Management
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Entrepreneurship
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Global Supply Chain Management
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Leadership
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Technology Entrepreneurship
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Energy Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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
      • Management and Organizational Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Independence University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Business Administration (BS)
      • Business Administration - Technology Emphasis (BS)
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
      • Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate

Featured Schools

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

Purdue University Global

  • MBA: Project Management
  • BSBA in Management
  • AASBA -Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate

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Liberty University

  • DBA: Project Management
  • DBA: Leadership
  • MBA: Strategic Management
  • MS: Project Management

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Colorado State University Global

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

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Full Sail University

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

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Colorado Christian University

  • Organizational Leadership, MOL
  • Nonprofit Management, B.S.
  • Nonprofit Management, A.S.

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Florida Tech

  • Master's in Business Administration/Management
  • Master's in Business Administration
  • MA in Organizational Leadership

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Walden University

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Project Management
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Entrepreneurship
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Global Supply Chain Management

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Business Admin - Organizational Leadership
  • PhD in Business Admin - Management
  • Management and Organizational Leadership

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