59 Free Business School Courses from Wharton, Darden, and more to take your career to the next level

You don’t need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to learn from the best business professors.

It’s all online for free.

Our MyMBA Members have taken their career to the next level with these courses.

Here are 59 of the best courses you can start taking today.

Regardless of your career aspirations, business fundamentals will play an important role in your career.

From soft skills like negotiation and leadership to concepts like operations and business strategy, Coursera and other resources have high quality courses from top professors that break down these concepts.

We no longer have to pay high costs to learn these concepts. Anyone with an internet can access these courses and learn from some of the best professors in the world.

Many thanks to Laurie Pickard, founder of the “No Pay MBA” for being a leader in this space. Laurie wrote a great article for Class Central called, “How to Make An “MBA” Using Free Online Courses from Top 10 Business School.” I hope to build on this article with additional courses and subject areas that MyMBA Members have found valuable in the past.

Coursera courses are the first step in the MyMBA experience.

We take Coursera courses to learn business fundamentals from top business school professors.

In addition to the Coursera courses, MyMBA teaches Members how to advance their business career through creating and connecting online. Also, we provide the community, accountability, structure, and networking to have comprehensive business school experience.

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Here are some of the best business courses on Coursera by topic.

Business School Foundations

Introduction to Marketing, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business via Coursera

Introduction to Financial Accounting, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business via Coursera

Introduction to Operations Management, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business via Coursera

Introduction to Corporate Finance, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business via Coursera

Foundations of Business Strategy, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business via Coursera

Fundamentals of Quantitative Modeling, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School of Business via Coursera

Statistics for International Business, University of London via Coursera

Leadership and Soft Skills

Leading People and Teams Specialization, University of Michigan via Coursera

4 Courses Included:

  • Inspiring and Motivating Individuals

  • Managing Talent

  • Influencing People

  • Leading Teams

Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills, University of Michigan via Coursera

Strategic Organizational Design, MIT Sloan School of Management

Organizational Leadership Specialization, Northwestern via Coursera

4 Courses Included:

  • High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation

  • Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling

  • Leadership Through Social Influence

  • Leadership Through Marketing

Achieving Personal and Professional Success Specialization, University of Pennsylvania via Coursera

4 Courses Included:

  • Success

  • Improving Communication Skills

  • Leading the Life You Want

  • Influence

Data Analytics

Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business Specialization, Duke University via Coursera

4 courses included:

  • Business Metrics for Data-Driven Companies

  • Mastering Data Analysis in Excel

  • Data Visualization and Communication with Tableau

  • Managing Big Data with MySQL

Business Analytics Specialization, University of Pennsylvania via Coursera

4 courses included:

  • Customer Analytics

  • Operations Analytics

  • People Analytics

  • Accounting Analytics

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Specialization, University of Pennsylvania via Coursera

4 courses included:

  • Entrepreneurship 1: Developing the Opportunity

  • Entrepreneurship 2: Launching your Start-Up

  • Entrepreneurship 3: Growth Strategies

  • Entrepreneurship 4: Financing and Profitability

Finance

Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part I, Columbia University via Coursera

Financial Engineering and Risk Management Part II, Columbia University via Coursera

Modeling Risk and Realities, University of Pennsylvania via Coursera

Introduction to Corporate Finance, Columbia University via edX

The Free Cash Flow Method for Firm Valuation, Columbia University via edX

Risk & Return, Columbia University via edX

Financial Markets, Yale University via edX

Behavioral Finance, Duke University via Coursera

Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning in Finance Specialization, NYU via Coursera

4 Courses Included:

  • Guided Tour of Machine Learning in Finance

  • Fundamentals of Machine Learning in Finance

  • Reinforcement Learning in Finance

  • Overview of Advanced Methods of Reinforcement Learning in Finance

Sustainability

Principles of Sustainable Finance, Erasmus University Rotterdam via Coursera

The Age of Sustainable Development, Columbia University via Coursera

Green Business Strategy, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Fintech and Crypto

Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology Specialization, Wharton via Coursera

4 Courses including:

  • FinTech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations

  • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies

  • Lending, Crowdfunding, and Modern Investing

  • Application of AI, InsurTech, and Real Estate Technology

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies, Princeton University via Coursera

Advanced Courses

Python and Statistics for Financial Analysis, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Machine Learning and Reinforcement Learning in Finance Specialization, NYU via Coursera

4 Courses Included:

  • Guided Tour of Machine Learning in Finance

  • Fundamentals of Machine Learning in Finance

  • Reinforcement Learning in Finance

  • Overview of Advanced Methods of Reinforcement Learning in Finance

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