5 Online Courses that will Make your Business Game Strong

By Monserrat Irazoqui.

If you’ve been thinking about starting your own business/project/side hustle or whatever it is that requires some business knowledge but have 0 experience, you have probably been thinking about going to business school or hiring someone that has a business major. Truth is: if you are going to start and lead a business, YOU need to have knowledge on the matter as well.

Now, you might not have the financial resources or the time to go get your MBA. But, there is no need to worry about anything because we have these great things called MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available anywhere with a good wi-fi connection.

In order to make you a successful entrepreneur, we recommend you take this courses:

1. Foundations of Management – IESE Business School

This course will walk you through all the fundamental principles of management as well as introducing you to marketing, finance, accounting, and organizational behavior. You will also learn about important principles that will help you make the right decisions.

This is a hands-on learning experience since you will be analyzing real-life cases and work on a capstone project.

Give it a try and share your certificate to make momma proud!

2. Managing Project Risks and Changes – University of California Irvine

The entrepreneurial journey is full of risks and changes. Risks need to be assessed in an appropriate manner and changes need to be well-thought-out and implemented the right way at the right time.

You will learn to identify, analyze, and communicate the risks and changes that your business will go through. Also, you will gain knowledge on project scope and schedule and cost performance.

Ace this course and take the following part of it to get an official certificate from UC Irvine.

3. Leading the Life You Want – Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania

From now on, all you’ll do is lead lead lead no matter what so you better be a damn good leader. There is no better way to learn how to be great at leading in all areas of your life than being taught by best-selling author, former Ford Motor Company executive and head of its Leadership Development Center, Stew Friedman.

This course will teach you how to manage attention, feel less stressed, find a greater sense of purpose, among many more. This will certainly bring a lot of value to your personal and professional life.

Once you’re done, don’t forget to share your certificate on your LinkedIn profile.

4. Financing and Profitability – Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania

There are many ways to finance your startup and the best way to choose which one is to learn how each of them work. You will also get immersed in the world of investors, venture capitalists, crowdfunding, etc.

You will have to put together a pitch deck and will have the chance to be selected to pitch to VC firms. Fingers crossed!

5. Marketing Strategy – IE Business School

Planning and implementing a good marketing strategy is key to achieve success. If you don’t fully know what marketing is all about, this course will teach you everything you need to know about it. You will learn about consumer behavior, target market and segments, and the 4 Ps as well as other basic marketing terms.

Now you’ll be a lot closer to achieving your goals and feel more confident when starting your own business.