Free Career and Business Education

Career and business education has changed in recent years with many free opportunities now available. Knowing what’s out there can help you build your career and business, especially when you need to enhance your training or that of your employees.


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There are new types of free education from companies like Khan Academy and Coursera to name a couple. Today we’ll give you an overview of how Coursera can benefit you and your business.


If you have never heard of Coursera, they offer free, no cost online education. What makes Coursera unique is range of classes available, from business to art, all taught by talented professors and instructors from prestigious schools, such as Stanford, Duke, and Princeton. After you or your employees finish a course, Coursera issues a certificate of completion.

Most of us can benefit from some continuing career and/or business education, and Coursera might be very beneficial, especially given the current financial climate. Here are several upcoming Coursera classes that will further your knowledge base while keeping your overhead down:

Foundations of Business Strategy

University of Virginia, Darden School of Business, Instructor: Michael J. Lenox, Six Week Session, Begins January 13, 2014

Content Strategy for Professionals

Northwestern University, Six Week Session, Begins on January 13, 2014: This professional Content Strategy is for people anywhere in an organization who have content development experience and now want to significantly improve their abilities to understand audiences and develop strategic words, pictures, graphics, and videos to convey their organization’s most important goals.

Introduction to Public Speaking

University of Washington, Instructor: Matt McGarrity, Ten Week Session Begins, March 31, 2014

Unethical Decision Making in Organizations

University of Lausanne, Instructors: Guido Palazzo, Ulrich Hoffrage, Seven Week Session Begins September 2014

The courses listed above are just a few classes on the Coursera website. Here’s a list of other courses that can enrich you and your employees. Once you are on the website, on the left you will see categories to choose from. I am confident there will be several more free courses that you will find interesting and will help you further your mission.

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