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: 62 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: 72 hours
  • Free Certificate
Create and analyze financial statements to learn how to make informed stakeholder decisions by learning the language and rules of accounting and how to apply them.
  • Time: 53 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: 22 hours
  • Free Certificate
Examine business ethics from various perspectives by addressing ethical issues and dilemmas, ethical decision-making, corporate social responsibility, and the effects of ethics on functional business areas.

  • Time: 63 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: 31 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: 42 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: 77 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: 48 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: 33 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: 35 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: 24 hours
  • Free Certificate
Perfect your negotiation and conflict resolution skills to build and maintain healthy business relationships by examining the concepts, processes, strategies, and ethical issues related to negotiation and conflict resolution.

  • Time: 45 hours
  • Free Certificate
Incorporate what you've learned from all of our core business courses in this capstone course, which covers strategic management, identifying goals, formulating winning strategies, and implementing successful business techniques.

  • Time: 47 hours
  • Free Certificate
Examine the marketing planning process and key steps to develop a strategic marketing plan to meet business goals, from understanding the marketing environment and consumers to determining brand and communications strategies.

  • Time: 55 hours
  • Free Certificate
This graduate-level course explores the various financial decisions made in both personal and business contexts, including credit card interest rates, home mortgages, investment allocation, and creating shareholder value. The course emphasizes the importance of a thorough understanding of financial principles and theories and their practical application in day-to-day operations for effective decision making.

  • Time: 45 hours
  • Free Certificate
This graduate-level course covers the key components of marketing and the development of marketing strategies. A strategic approach will be emphasized throughout this course, challenging students to think critically and make decisions like a marketing manager or upper-level executive. Topics include the strategic planning process, analysis of the external environment, examination of the marketing mix, and creation of a strategic marketing plan aligned with the overall goals of the organization.
  • Time: 66 hours
  • Free Certificate
Focus on people at the individual and group levels by managing diverse teams within an organizational culture. Learn to communicate well to lead teams in a dynamic, volatile, and uncertain business environment by incorporating organizational design and human resource management principles.
  • Time: 45 hours
  • Free Certificate
This graduate-level course explores the challenges faced by businesses and societies in ensuring the well-being of all stakeholders in the face of economic, environmental, and social changes. Topics include sustainability issues such as climate change, social equity, biodiversity preservation, and poverty elimination, as well as innovative approaches to address these challenges, such as dematerialization, product stewardship, renewable energy generation, biomimicry, and circular economy. Students will learn about a wide range of sustainable innovation strategies and how businesses and organizations can effectively implement them.
  • Time: 44 hours
  • Free Certificate
In this graduate-level course, learn how to manage a project from beginning to end by focusing on project integration management across the PMI ten knowledge areas: project integration, scope, schedule, cost, human resource, communication, stakeholder, quality, risk, and procurement management.
  • Time: 96 hours
  • Free Certificate
In this graduate-level course, you will learn how to manage business operations and supply chains, including setting production goals and strategies, designing and improving production processes, conducting workflow analyses, and analyzing physical facilities.

  • Time: 40 hours
  • Free Certificate
This graduate-level course explores the foundation of business analytics and how to make decisions based on data by exploring how organizations use data-driven decision-making to create a competitive advantage. Learn how to translate analytics results into illuminating visualizations to tell a data-driven story that leaders can use to make decisions.

  • Time: 69 hours
  • Free Certificate
Learn graduate-level concepts related to business strategy development and implementation, including considerations for ethics when making business strategy decisions, the internal and external constraints when developing strategy, measurement tools, and models related to strategy formulation, and implementation within a global and ethical context.
  • Time: 83 hours
  • Free Certificate
In this graduate-level course, explore how BI supports managerial decision-making, from data- and text-mining to warehousing and conducting analytics, and learn how to effectively report what you learn from data by creating visualizations to communicate your analysis.
  • Time: 44 hours
  • Free Certificate
This graduate-level course will teach you how data management, database systems, and database applications function in the world of business by exploring technical information and implementation issues relevant to organizational data management.

  • Time: 32 hours
  • Free Certificate
Examine how data is used to convey and communicate results of data analysis, including findings, helpful facts, and data insights in this graduate-level course.

  • Time: 20 hours
  • Free Certificate
This graduate-level course bridges advanced marketing concepts and strategies with the practical reality of international business operations. The focus is on the global business environment and the key factors involved in making global business decisions. Topics include selection of global markets, entry strategies, cultural, social, and political analysis, international marketing research, and examination of global marketing trends. Through exploration of these concepts, students will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by professionals in the competitive international marketplace.

  • Time: 27 hours
  • Free Certificate
Study the financial interactions of countries by examining the financial system and markets from an international and global perspective by looking at money and capital markets, the role of regulation and financial intermediaries, foreign exchange markets and exchange rate determinations, the Eurozone, and the role of emerging economies in the global financial environment.

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  • Time: 32 hours
  • Free Certificate
Apply your marketing skills to international markets by exploring how to manage dynamic communications, how international advertising works, how to set appropriate product pricing and policies, and how to market to customers with different cultural and economic realities.

  • Time: 42 hours
  • Free Certificate
Take an in-depth look at consumer behavior and its role in marketing by examining it in terms of internal influences, external influences, the consumer decision-making process, consumers, and culture.

  • Time: 34 hours
  • Free Certificate
Review important aspects of conflict management and negotiations, including creating positive outcomes for stakeholders, assisting employees with negotiation, better communication, mediation, collective bargaining, and negotiations within and outside the organization.

  • Time: 35 hours
  • Free Certificate
Explore concepts and strategies for change management and implementation – by learning how to lead yourself first, you can effectively lead others and organizations.

  • Time: 26 hours
  • Free Certificate
Prepare for the professional world of customer service by focusing on computer skills, business communications, and best practices in customer service.