Jump-start your career by pursuing your degree or certificate in small business management, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, and more through our free online courses in business administration and management. You can earn a free certificate of completion for any of these online Business Administration courses, or use many of them to earn credit in leading college programs.

In our Business Administration courses, you will learn to:

  • manage and lead a project, including controlling costs and engaging stakeholders;
  • learn the skills of a financial manager and how an organization's structure affects its financial decisions;
  • create a technology strategy for an organization to launch or grow a business; and
  • perform statistical analyses in a business environment.
  • Time: 68 hours
  • Free Certificate
Introduce yourself to business concepts and current business issues while expanding your vocabulary, improving your critical and analytical thinking skills, and refining your business decision-making in this introductory course.
  • Time: 57 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn how to compile and analyze financial statements, determine the value of a firm, and evaluate a business and its competitors. This introductory survey course of financial accounting will help you prepare for more advanced business courses.
  • Time: 71 hours
  • Free Certificate
Examine the effects of cost, price, and profit on management decision-making, and learn about the tools and methods managers use to make informed business decisions.
  • Time: 50 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn how to make smart financial decisions by determining which projects will offer the best potential payoff, figuring out your best investment opportunities, and evaluating stock options.
  • Time: 82 hours
  • Free Certificate
Explore the entire marketing process, from identifying and targeting your customer base to creating value that will appeal to your consumers and marketing and distributing your product.

  • Time: 53 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn how to apply statistical information and quantitative methods to the workplace. Examine techniques for gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data applicable to many fields, from anthropology to hedge fund management.

  • Time: 49 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn about the laws that business managers must follow to protect their consumers, employees, and overall operations. Explore conflict management strategies and legal issues, such as torts, contracts, property law, intellectual property, and employment law.

  • Time: 57 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn about the components of business information systems, with an emphasis on data transmission, management information software, and the ways that businesses manage data.

  • Time: 89 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn the fundamentals of modern business management as you explore how business management practices evolved from the rise of large corporations in the late 1800s to today.

  • Time: 83 hours
  • Free Certificate
Study how individuals and groups behave and interact in the workplace, and the key factors that affect organizational behavior. Topics include how to manage individuals, understanding group dynamics, how to manage conflict, and how to initiate change.

  • Time: 42 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn how to leverage your communication skills to help you succeed in business. Improve your communication tools with activities that will help you connect with others, both within and beyond the workplace.

  • Time: 54 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn how to manage business processes to produce the products and services your customers need. Topics include product design, supply chain management, quality, inventory, and planning.

  • Time: 88 hours
  • Free Certificate
Examine business practices and laws that help business managers create a better and more effective working environment. Subjects include job analysis, recruitment, training, performance measurement, compensation, safety, and labor relations.

  • Time: 83 hours
  • Free Certificate
Explore how managers determine when new information technology initiatives are necessary and how to deploy them by focusing on how to allocate IT resources across your business as part of its organizational strategy.

  • Time: 98 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn how to plan and operate a small business as a manager or entrepreneur by writing a business plan, launching a new venture, identifying market opportunities, creating a marketing plan, and financing your business.

  • Time: 96 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn effective management and leadership techniques, with topics including leadership theory, change management, decision making, and the distinction between leadership and management.

  • Time: 62 hours
  • Free Certificate
Explore the steps and processes businesses follow to complete tasks and meet deadlines by focusing on the role project managers play in initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and terminating projects.

  • Time: 82 hours
  • Free Certificate
Perfect your negotiation skills and create strategies that will help you maintain healthy business relationships by examining the concepts, processes, strategies, and ethical issues related to negotiation and discussing appropriate conduct across a variety of business contexts.

  • Time: 62 hours
  • Free Certificate
Incorporate what you've learned from all of our core business courses in this capstone course, which covers strategic management and how to identify goals, formulate winning strategies, and implement successful business techniques.