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
      • Master : Business Admin
      • MSM in Leadership
      • MSM in Organizational Design and Development
    Bachelor's
      • BSBA in Management
      • BBA: Project Management
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BSBA - Investment
      • BS in Analytics
    Associate's
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • AASBA -Entrepreneurship
    Certificate
      • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate
  • Online Programs Available
    2. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA - Management
    Master's
      • MS in Leadership
      • Master of Science in Business Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Applied Management
      • Bachelor: Business Admin
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
      • B.S. in Applied Entrepreneurship
      • Bachelor: Entrepreneurial Studies
      • Bachelor of Science in Applied Business Analytics
  • 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. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Project Management
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Project Management
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Entrepreneurship & Small Business
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Leadership
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - General
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Self-Designed
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Management
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Small Business Management
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - General
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    6. 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
  • 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
      • MS - Organizational Leadership: Project Management
      • MBA - Strategic Management
      • MSTIM - IT Project Management
      • MPA - Management
      • MBA - Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
    Master's
      • M.A. in Business & Design Management
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      • M.A. in Organizational Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Business - General Management
      • B.S. in Management
      • B.A. in Leadership Studies
      • B.A. in Leadership Studies - Business
      • B.A. in Leadership Studies - Self-Designed
      • B.S. in Business
  • Online Programs Available
    9. 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
      • Business Administration, M.A. - Enterprise Agility
    Bachelor's
      • Org. Mgmt. in Enterprise Agility, B.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
    10. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Administration
    Master's
      • MBA - Project Management
      • MS - Organizational Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • BSBA - Management
      • BSBA - Project Management
      • BS - Business Administration
      • BSBA - International Management
      • BS - Organizational Leadership
    Associate's
      • AS - Business
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Project Management

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
  • Associate: Business Admin.
  • Executive Leader Graduate Certificate

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Herzing University

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

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Grand Canyon University

  • DBA - Management
  • MS in Leadership
  • Bachelor: Applied 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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Walden University

  • MS in Project Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Project Management
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Management
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Small Business Management

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Colorado State University Global

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

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Northcentral University

  • PhD in Business Admin - Organizational Leadership
  • PhD in Business Admin - Management
  • Master of Business Admin - General Business
  • MS - Organizational Leadership: Project Management

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Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership (DSL)
  • M.A. in Business & Design Management
  • B.S. in Business - General Management

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