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Top Rated Business Courses

Note: Some of these courses are free. But if you decide to purchase anything (using the links below) you’ll be financially supporting the Personal Growth publication. Thanks for your support.

Related: Top Rated Career Courses

Business Foundations Specialization

In this Specialization, you’ll develop basic literacy in the language of business, which you can use to transition to a new career, start or improve your own small business, or apply to business school to continue your education. In five courses, you’ll learn the fundamentals of marketing, accounting, operations, and finance. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned by developing a go-to-market strategy to address a real business challenge.

An Entire MBA in 1 Course: Award Winning Business School Prof

Students of this course will enjoy learning everything they need to know about business….from starting a company to taking it public while learning the most important topics taught at the top MBA schools in the world.

The Staples of Branding: Building a Company from Purpose to Product

Join streetwear icon Jeff Staple as he shares first-hand experience and advice for building a brand from purpose to product — essential and tactical advice for entrepreneurs, fashion aspirants, and everyone with a dream to build their own creative product company.

Productivity Habits That Stick: Using Time Theming

Join Mike Vardy as he shares how creating a simple, flexible, durable productivity system will transform the way you work. You’ll have an arsenal of strategies to personalize your productivity and ensure you’re getting the right things done, freeing time and energy so you can focus on the things that matter.

Seth Godin’s Freelancer Course

This course begins with an introduction into what it means to be a freelancer, regardless of what industry you work in. You’ll realize that you have the opportunity to take control of your career, regardless of your previous experience, by seeing the world the way your clients do.

Going Freelance: Building and Branding Your Own Success

Each video lesson shares stories, examples, and tips to spark your thinking about ways to seek out the work you want — and draw work back to you. You’ll leave inspired to develop a strong body of work with a clear mission and side projects. Market yourself on social media and much more.

Entrepreneurship Specialization

With guidance from Wharton’s top professors, along with insights from current Wharton start-up founders and financiers, you’ll develop an entrepreneurial mindset and hone the skills you need to develop a new enterprise with potential for growth and funding, or to identify and pursue opportunities for growth within an existing organization.

Storytelling for Leaders: How to Craft Stories That Matter

Keith Yamashita, will teach you how to craft a compelling story that matters to your audience. Keith draws on years of experience helping Fortune 100 companies tell their brand stories, and has developed it into a structure that anyone can use and benefit from.

Financial Management Specialization

Covers financial accounting, investments, and corporate finance. Learn to evaluate major strategic corporate and investment decisions and understand capital markets and institutions from a financial perspective. Part of the University of Illinois iMBA Program. Also fulfills a portion of the requirements to earn you college credit.

Business Analytics Specialization

In this specialization you’ll learn how data analysts describe, predict, and inform business decisions in the specific areas of marketing, human resources, finance, and operations, and you’ll develop basic data literacy and an analytic mindset that will help you make strategic decisions based on data.

The Complete Financial Analyst Course

Accounting, financial statement analysis, business analysis, financial math, PowerPoint — everything is included in this course. Including interest rates, loan calculations, time value of money, present and future value of cash flows, understanding what drives a business and much more.

Excel to MySQL: Analytic Techniques for Business Specialization

In this specialization, you’ll learn to frame business challenges as data questions. You’ll use powerful tools and methods such as Excel, Tableau, and MySQL to analyze data, create forecasts and models, design visualizations, and communicate your insights.

How to Make a Living Selling What You Make

In this course you’ll learn how to generate revenue from the beginning while balancing longer term growth. Find the best and worst revenue streams for your products. Set targets, create profitable pricing, and evaluate market demand. Deepen your product line and build your brand. And more.

Beyond the Logo: Crafting a Brand Identity

In this course, you’ll get a complete brand identity system that’s ready for real-world implementation. You will expand upon an existing logo (your own or one provided) to create a comprehensive brand identity system, incorporating everything color, pattern, and complementary typography to supporting graphic elements such as patterns or illustrations.

Personal Branding Essentials: Making the Most of Squarespace

Techniques and tips to create and maintain a personal website that’s beautiful and helps you achieve your business goals. Key lessons cover the value a site adds to your brand, tips for optimizing templates, images, and content, best practices for 5 essential site pages, and ways to grow your site over time.

Analytics & Authenticity on Instagram: Crafting Your Digital Presence

Make yourself known on Instagram with designer and illustrator Sophia Chang. You’ll follow along as Sophia walks you through how you can build your personal brand on Instagram — covering everything from photo editing to analytics and community engagement on her favorite platform. With tips on maintaining your authenticity throughout.

Real Productivity: Create Your Ideal Week

Join Skillshare co-founder and CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn as he shares his rules for maximizing productivity, crafting an ideal work week, and building short-term systems for long-term success. Lessons on: Building a “Plan, Do, Review” strategy, Exercises for prioritizing tasks, An “Ideal Week” calendar demo, and 4 app types to try.

Introduction to Finance, Accounting, Modeling and Valuation

After taking this course you will understand how to create, analyze and forecast an income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement. You will also know how to value companies using several different valuation methodologies.

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