Online Courses
and Credentials

Browse our selection of free, flexible online courses from leading universities and Coursera partner companies to learn a new skill or continue your education.

Courses Under 2 Hours

Learn a new business skill in less than a day through these free online courses.

2 hours  |  Beginner Friendly

Using Basic Formulas and Functions in Microsoft Excel

  • Create an account in Microsoft Office 365 and upload a file to open with Excel

  • Write formulas to perform calculations.

  • Use the SUM and SUMIF functions to analyze data on the sales of a sample company as well as calculate averages and percentages

2 hours  |  Intermediate

Discounted Cash Flow Modeling

  • Forecast company’s financials

  • Discount company’s cash flows to the present

  • Calculate enterprise value, equity value, and fair value per share

2 hours  | Intermediate

Analyzing Company Performance using Ratios

  • Extract balance sheet and income statement items from the financial statements

  • Calculate profitability, liquidity ratios, activity, and solvency ratios

  • Perform time series analysis of company’s performance and benchmark company’s performance against peers

1 hour  | Beginner Friendly

Collaborating with G Suite Apps

In this guided project, learners will learn how to collaborate using different, free G-Suite Apps, including Gmail, Google Forms, Google Calendar, a shared Google Drive, and how to work on shared documents (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.). This project also includes a basic overview of all of the above mentioned apps, as well as instructions on how to use these apps to facilitate collaborative projects.

2 hours  |  Beginner Friendly

Get Started with Figma

  • Create a Figma account and learn about some of the main features of Figma.

  • Add pages to the frame in Figma.

  • Develop a plan for how to collaborate with your team, share the design and learn about the levels of access to grant in Figma.

1 hour  | Beginner Friendly

Training and Development with Eduflow

  • Create a new Eduflow account and course.

  • Develop the course to include flows and activities.

  • Add submission and review activities.

2 hours  |  Beginner Friendly

How to Create an Instagram Business Account

By the end of this project, learners will have an understanding on how to create an Instagram Business account. According to Facebook, “with a business account, you'll be able to access insights that can help you understand who is engaging with your business on Instagram."

2 hours  |  Beginner Friendly

Introduction to CRM with HubSpot

  • Create and edit new and existing contacts.

  • Create a deal and move contacts through the sales pipeline.

  • Create a marketing email and customize a report dashboard.

2 hours  | Beginner Friendly

Create a Google Ads Search Campaign

  • Understand the fundamentals strategic principles of online search marketing campaigns

  • Create a structured Google Ads Search Campaign

  • Design targeting options, compelling ads and keyword matching options

Courses 1-4 Weeks

Continue your education and enhance your resume with these free courses.

10 hours  |  from University of London

Corporate Strategy

Corporate strategy is the strategy a firm uses to compete across multiple businesses. Many small firms want to grow by entering new businesses. Many large firms already are in multiple businesses, e.g. a photo camera producer selling also sunglasses.

We developed this course to help you make good corporate strategy decisions. Of the many decisions a firm has to make, corporate strategy decisions are among the most consequential. We will look at these key corporate strategy decisions: - Diversification,Divestiture, and Corporate HQ.

5 hours  |  from Duke University

Behavioral Finance

We make thousands of decisions every day. Do I cross the road now, or wait for the oncoming truck to pass? Should I eat fries or a salad for lunch? How much should I tip the cab driver? We usually make these decisions with almost no thought, using what psychologists call “heuristics” – rules of thumb that enable us to navigate our lives. Without these mental shortcuts, we would be paralyzed by the multitude of daily choices.

In this course, we examine these predictable errors, and discover where we are most susceptible to them. This course is intended to guide participants towards better financial choices. Learn how to improve your spending, saving, and investing decisions for the future.

22 hours  |  from University of Michigan

Leading Diverse Teams & Organizations

In this new course, you'll gain evidence-based knowledge and practical tools to help you design and lead diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) teams and organizations. Whatever your background, and wherever in the world you may be, you’ll gain tools to accelerate your personal journey to lead diverse teams and organizations. This program is specifically designed to accommodate learners from different backgrounds (gender, race, country of origin, etc) as well as different starting knowledge points (new to the topic or social justice warriors).

16 hours  |  from University of Pittsburgh

Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

What is sex? What is gender? What is sexuality? What do we mean by LGBTQIA? How are these concepts related to the workplace? How have our understandings of these terms changed over time, and how have these changes impacted work and culture? To help you answer these important questions, this course will introduce you to the exciting field of gender, sexuality, and women's studies, and to LGBTQIA identities. Because we all live with gender expectations, this course is crucial for any profession, and for understanding the world around us. Also, you will learn key concepts that will help you to interpret and understand the world we share.

16 hours  |  from State University of New York

Launch Your Online Business

Learners who complete the course will:
- gain an understanding of different business models
- learn strategies for naming their business
- create customer personas
- create their brand identity
- create their Unique Value Proposition and learn how to make their business stand out from their competitors
- know every step needed to build their website including best practices
- production do's and don'ts for copywriting, photography and video
- have a pre-launch checklist and website maintenance
- gain foundational knowledge of marketing and pr
- create a Pitch Deck about their business that they can deliver to potential partners and investors

10 hours  |  from University of Amsterdam

Introduction to Communication Science

Introduction to Communication Science explores some of the basic theories, models and concepts from the fields of mass, interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. The course begins with a consideration of several basic models, subsequently progressing to the history of communication theory, linear effect-oriented theories, the reception approach and, finally, exploring theories on the production and reinforcement of culture through communication.

5 hours  |  from Wharton University of Pennsylvania


Crowdfunding, the practice of raising small amounts of money from large numbers of people, has enabled people around the world to start new businesses, fund initiatives, and raise money for themselves and others. Yet, not all crowdfunding efforts reach their desired goal. Why do some succeed, while others fail? This course will reveal the science behind successful crowdfunding, drawing on data from hundreds of thousands of campaigns. You’ll learn different types of crowdfunding approaches, and receive detailed advice on what to do (and what not to do) when crowdfunding. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with key players in the field with exclusive interviews from the founder of Indiegogo to successful campaign creators, to get the information you need to set your crowdfunding initiative up for success.

7 hours  |  from University of Pittsburgh

Disability Awareness and Support

The goal of this course is to promote equal opportunity and the full participation of students with disabilities in higher education by helping participants advance their awareness of the meaning of accessibility in education. Participants will gain competence and confidence in working with students by focusing on legislation, universal design, and assistive technologies. Thank you to Abbas (Bobby) Husain Quamar, Graduate Student Researcher in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh, for his contributions to the course.