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Free business courses are a great way to learn new skills or prepare for business school. There are a number of top colleges, universities, and educational websites that offer free business courses online. The articles in this section provide a list of schools with free business courses and give you the opportunity to search for courses by subject.
  1. About.com Business Courses (8)
  2. Free Colleges and Business Schools (2)
  3. Free MBA Programs (4)

Free MBA Program
This free MBA program focuses on a general business education and can be taken online. Use the free MBA program to get training in everything from accounting and finance to management and marketing.

Free Business Education - Design Your Own Degree
Use these free business courses to design your own degree program with no out-of-pocket costs. Many of the free courses can help you earn real college credit or a certificate of completion.

Free Colleges - 7 Tuition Free Colleges
See a list of seven free colleges that offer degrees without student debt.

90+ Free Online Business Courses
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center offers more than 90 free online business courses to self learners. Courses cover a wide range of business topics, including accounting, advertising, business planning, finance, management, marketing, sales, and small business tax.

Education Portal Academy
Education-Portal.com offers free video lessons through their Education Portal Academy to help you prepare for the CLEP (College Level Examination Program). Lessons are free and do not require registration. New lessons are added regularly.

Free Accounting Course
This free business course from the U.S. Small Business Administration offers an introduction to accounting. When you have finished the course, you can request a certificate of completion from the Small Business Administration.

Free Bookkeeping Course
This free online business course from Accounting Coach offers an introduction to bookkeeping, debits and credits, balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and related bookkeeping topics. The course includes quizzes and a final exam.

Free Business Course
This free introductory business course from Kaplan University introduces students to basic business topics, incuding marketing, management, accounting, finance, and business ethics.

Free Business Planning Course
This free online business planning course from the U.S. Small Business Administration provides an overview of business planning. When you have finished the course, you can request a certificate of completion from the Small Business Administration.

Free Business Success Course
This free online business course from School for Champions covers the basics of business success. Covered topics include starting a business, operating a business, and growing a business.

Free Business Technology Course
This free business course from the U.S. Small Business Administration explores business technology. The course is self-guided. After you have finished the free business technology course, you can request a certificate of completion from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Free Communications Course
This free communications course from the MIT Sloan School of Management offers an introduction to digital communications. Course materials include lecture notes, assignments, and exams with solutions.

Free Developmental Entrepreneurship Course
This free business course from MIT Sloan School of Management focuses on developmental entrepreneurship. Free course materials include lecture notes and student projects and examples.

Free Economic Analysis Course
This free online business course from MIT's Sloan School of Management teaches economic analysis for business decisions. Course materials include reading lists, lecture notes, assignments, exams, and more.

Free Economics Statistics Course
This free online business course from the University of California, Berkeley focuses on economic statistics and econonmetrics. The course consists of a series of audio lectures.

Free Entrepreneurship Course
This free online entrepreneurship course from MyOwnBusiness.org will teach you how to start your own business. The course includes two free business plan samples, text lectures, video and audio clips, a business start-up checklist, quizzes, and an optional textbook.

Free ESL Course
This free ESL course is great for international business students who want to focus on beginning English. The course is broken into 8 lessons and delivered via email.

Free Financial Accounting Course
This free online financial accounting course is offered by the University of Alaska. The course introduces students to a number of accounting concepts. Course materials include a PowerPoint presentation, assignments, an exam, and more.

Free Financial Literacy Course
This free financial literacy course from MoneySKILL consists of 34 modules. The course is interactive and explores income, expenses, assets, liabilities, risk management, and more.

Free Financial Management Course
This free online business course from MIT's Sloan School of Management explores many different areas of finance with an emphasis on finance management. The course includes PDF lecture notes, assignments, exams, and more.

Free Financial Services Course
This free online business from Open University offers an introduction to financial services in the UK. The course takes approximately 6 hours to complete online.

Free Foreign Language Courses
Get access to four free foreign language courses. Options are French, Spanish, Japanese, and Italian.

Free Franchising Course
This week's free online business course from the U.S. Small Business Administration is designed to help you learn more about franchising. The course works like an online seminar and consists of three video modules.

Free Game Theory for Managers Course
This free online business course from the MIT Sloan School of Management focuses on game theory for managers. The course includes lecture notes, assignments with solutions, exams, and other study materials.

Free Global Issues in Information Technology Course
This free online IT course from Weber State University focuses on global issues in information technology. Free course materials include assignments, discussion notes, and more.

Free Human Resources Course
This free online business course from The Open University covers topics in human resources. The intermediate-level course explores both recruitement and selection and takes approximately 12 hours to complete.

Free Human Resources Management Course
This free online human resources management course from the New Jersey Institute of Technology includes more than 25 free video lectures. Lectures explore hiring, training, labor relations, management techniques, and more.

Free Introduction to Marketing Course
This free business course from MIT's Sloan School of Management offers an introduction to marketing. Course materials include lecture notes, reading assignments, and project assignments.

Free Introduction to Project Management Course
This free online project management course from the University of California - Irvine introduces students to project management topics, including cost, procurement, project planning, scope, communication, and risk.

Free Introduction to Strategic Management Course
This free online business course provides an introduction to strategic management. The course, which is offered through Capilano University, covers strategic planning, decision analysis, performance measurement, and related topics.

Free Investments Course
This free online investment course from MIT's Sloan School of Management is designed to teach you how to make sound investment decisions. Course materials include a reading list, lecture notes, assignments with solutions, and exams with solutions.

Free Job Interview Course
Learn how to conduct fruitful job interviews in this free online business course. The course is self-guided and delivered via email.

Free Leadership Lab
This free leadership lab from MIT's Sloan School of Management focuses on leadership theory and practice. Free lab materials include reading lists, lecture notes, assignments, videos, and other study resources.

Free Marketing 101 Course
This free online business course from the U.S. Small Business Administration offers an introduction to business marketing. After taking the course online, you can receive a certificate of completion from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Free Macroeconomics Course
This free online business course from the University of California - Berkeley focuses on macroeconomics and economic analysis and consists of a series of audio lectures.

Free MBA Accounting Course
This free NetMBA course offers an intro to accounting for MBA-level students. The course is text-based and can be completed at your leisure.

Free Management and Leadership Skills Course
This free online management and leadership course from MasterClassManagement.com is designed for current and aspiring managers. Course topics include management concepts, leadership styles, hiring, firing, conflict, and more. Enrolled students can receive a certificate of completion when finished with the course.

Free Operations Course
This free online course from NetMBA introduces students to basic business operations. The course is text-based and consists of several easy-to-complete modules.

Free Payroll Course
The About.com Guide to U.S. Business Law/Taxes offers a free online course on payroll and payroll taxes. The course is broken into several lessons and delivered via email.

Free Pricing Course
This free online pricing course from MIT's Sloan School of Management explores pricing strategies, price customization, competitive prices, pricing in platform markets, and related topics. The free course includes lecture notes, assignments, and exams with solutions.

Free Probability Course
This free online business course from MIT Sloan School of Management offers an introduction to the fundamentals of probability. The course includes lecture notes, assignments, and exams with solutions.

Free Probability and Statistics Course
This free business course from UC Berkeley offers an introduction to probability and statistics. The course includes audio and video lectures.

Free Product Development Course
This free online business course from MIT's Sloan School of Management is designed for entrepreneurs, managers, and product designers. The course includes video lectures and lecture notes in addition to assignments and reading lists.

Free Public Relations Course
This free online business course from the About.com Guide to Marketing offers an introduction to public relations. The course is broken into several different lessons and delivered via email.

Free Statistics Course
This free statistics course is comparable to the full semester course on statistics taught at Carnegie Mellon University. Course materials and activities are self-guided and work well for independent learners.

Free Transportation Planning Course
This free online course from MIT's Sloan School of Management focuses on transportation systems analysis and planning. Course materials include lecture notes, assignments, and exams.

15 Places to Find Free Business Courses Online
Free business courses are a good alternative for people who can't afford an expensive business school education. Free courses also provide aspiring business majors with the opportunity to try out a major informally. Here is a list of 15 top colleges and universities that offer free business courses online.

Free General Business Courses
Free general business courses can be found at top colleges and universities around the world. Here are the best places to find free business courses online.

Free Business Management Courses
Free business management courses can be found online through some of the world's top colleges and universities. Here is a list of the best places to find free business management courses online.

Free Accounting Courses
Free accounting courses are offered by a number of top colleges and universities. Here are the best places to find free accounting courses online.

Free Advertising and Marketing Psychology Course
Free advertising and marketing psychology course that introduces basic principles in psychology and teaches you how to use advertising and marketing in a business environment.

Free Economics and Finance Courses
Free economics and finance courses can be found at a number of different colleges and universities. Here is a list of high-quality schools that offer free economics and finance courses online.

Free Entrepreneurship Courses
Free entrepreneurship courses are available through several top colleges and universities. Here is a list of schools that offer free entrepreneurship courses online.

Free Marketing Courses
Free marketing courses can be taken online though several top colleges and universities. This list features the best places to find free marketing courses online.

Free Performance Management Course
Powerful Perfomance Management is a free e-course from the About.com Guide to Human Resources.

Free Recruiting and Hiring Strategy Course
How to Recruit and Hire the Best is a free e-course from the About.com Guide to Human Resources.

PowerPoint for Beginners
Free 11-lesson PowerPoint course from the About.com Guide to Presentation Software.

PowerPoint for Advanced Users
Free six-week PowerPoint course for advanced users from the About.com Guide to Presentation Software.

Free Online Technology Courses
Hundreds of free online courses to help you increase your knowledge of technology.

Free Computer Technology Courses Online
More than 40 free computer technology courses that you can take online.

Free Accounting Software Courses Online
Learn how to use accounting software with these free online courses.

Free Online Foreign Language Courses
Knowing how to speak at least one foreign language is a good idea if you want to go to business school. Here is a list of places where you can find free foreign language courses online.

Free Math and Statistics Courses Online
Brush up on your knowledge of math and statistics with these free online math and statistics courses.

Free Business Writing Courses Online
Free business writing courses that will make you a better communicator.

80 Free Business Courses from Kutztown University
You'll find more than 80 free business courses when you visit the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's Small Business Development Center Network online.

Free Courses from MIT's Sloan School of Management
MIT's Sloan School of Management offers more than 100 free business courses online. Free course cover everything from accounting and economics to international business and operations management.

15 Online Classes You Can Try for Free
Want to see what online classes are like. Check out this list of 15 online classes you can try for free.

The University of the People - A Tuition-Free Online University
The University of the People is the world's first tuition-free university. Check out this interview with University of the People founder Shai Reshef to find out how you can get a university education for free.

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