Coursera – Business Courses

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Free online courses are available to those who wish to upgrade their skills via Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) offered by the top universities and colleges in a wide range of subjects.

Whether you want to learn to code, speak another language, write poetry, understand the astronomical mysteries of the heavens, there’s something fascinating and enriching for everybody.

Check out MOOC.org, which links to our favourite online education provider, Coursera. Co-founded by Andrew Ng, director of the artificial intelligence (AI) lab at Stanford University, Coursera offers a range of business courses for free. These enable you to build essential skills for the workplace, improve your employability and advance in today’s dynamic business environment.

Check out Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action taught by seasoned entrepreneur, business professor, trainer and coach, David Standen, of the University of California, Irvine Extension

What does it cost? Time. That’s what. Expect to take four to eight hours to watch the interesting videos, absorb the informative readings and take the quizzes. If you want a certificate there is a nominal cost of US$35, but to audit the course, it’s actually FREE!