Rankings for Business Administration OpenCourseWare Education
Some of the top colleges and universities in the world provide free business administration courses online. The following are some of the best sources for free coursework relating to business administration available over the Internet.
#1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT's Sloan School of Management offers more than 100 free business administration courses online. The courses cover nearly every management topic imaginable and include everything from lecture notes and assignments to case studies and quizzes. Audio, video, and text make up the bulk of the courses.
#2. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
The Kutztown University's Small Business Development Center offers one of the largest collections of business administration courses available for free online. Courses cover topics like accounting, finance, marketing, and management. Most courses are made up of either slides or videos.
- Accounting courses
- Business operations and management courses
- Finance courses
- Leadership and management courses
- Marketing courses
#3. HP Learning Center
The HP Learning Center offers more than 50 free instructor-led courses that can be taken online. Course topics include everything from software instruction to marketing and business. You'll need to register for an account and enroll in the course in which you are interested, but you can do both at no charge.
- Business courses
- Software and technology courses
- Marketing courses
- Video courses
#4. U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a section on its website that includes course links. Most of the links take you to university websites that offer free self-paced courses. Courses cover everything from business planning and advertising to management and finance.
- Business management courses
- Business planning courses
- Finance and accounting courses
- Marketing and advertising courses
#5. University of California, Irvine
UC Irvine provides free online access to several of the school's best business courses. The text-based courses include images and illustrations and can be easily viewed on the university's website. Only a few courses are available right now, but more courses will be added in the near future.
- Fundamentals of Business Analysis
- Training and Human Resources Development
- Intro to Capital Markets
- E-Marketing (en Espanol)
#6. Utah State University
Utah State University makes a number of different courses available through its OpenCourseWare program. Courses relevant to business administrators and managers focus on economics. The courses offer in-depth coverage of the topic and include materials like lecture notes, assignments, and quizzes.
- Introduction to Economics
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Managerial Economics
- Macroeconomics for Managers
#7. University of Alaska
Dr. Fred Barbee of the University of Alaska makes materials from his Principles of Financial Accounting course available for free online. This comprehensive, text-based course includes slides, assignments, practice exams, and much more.