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10 Online Courses to Boost Your Business Curriculum

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The coronavirus pandemic has led millions of people worldwide – whether infected or not – to practice social distancing.

A vast majority of individuals, workers and students alike, now find themselves at home for the foreseeable future awaiting government instructions on when ‘normal’ life will return. If you fall into this category, it’s likely that you’re finding it difficult to maintain your productivity and fight boredom.

But don’t worry – there are plenty of ways to keep yourself busy.

Here at TopMBA, we’ve put together a selection of online courses that’ll help you pass time, develop new skills and give your business resume a great boost.

LinkedIn Learning – Finance Essentials for Small Business

If you’re thinking of starting a business, now is the perfect time to acquire new entrepreneurial knowledge and financial literacy.

The course is held by two b-school professors from BYU Marriott School of Business who will guide you through different managerial strategies that’ll help you grow your small business faster and hassle-free.

Harvard Business School – Sustainable Business Strategy

What better time than now to learn about sustainable leadership?

Harvard’s three-week ‘Sustainable Business Strategy’ course is ideal for those who want to make a real difference in the world. By covering topics such as climate change, income inequality and social injustice, you’ll learn how to make your business thrive while also playing a major role in solving some of these key socioeconomical issues.

Yale University – Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform

Politics and business are often intertwined, which is why it’s key for business students and workers to be familiar with political science concepts.

Yale’s course ‘Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform’ is a great introduction to the socioeconomical system we live in. By exploring topics that are relevant to our daily lives, such as the environment, poverty, public health and human potential, it’ll provide you with invaluable knowledge on how economics, politics and society interact.

Northwestern University – Content, Advertising and Social IMC

Available on Coursera, the ‘Content, Advertising and Social IMC’ course is perfect for those with a flair for digital marketing and social media.

In just four weeks, you’ll learn how marketers navigate oversaturated social platforms, how to develop engaging content for target audiences and how to use platform-specific messaging to grow a market share.

The University of Hong Kong – FinTech Ethics and Risks

The six-week course by HKUx is an introduction to the world of FinTech – ideal for those wanting to pursue a career in the financial services industry.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn how FinTech can improve or harm the lives of people around the world. You’ll also explore the different ethical issues surrounding finance and emerging technologies, such as AI, and the implications that these have on business.

Harvard Business School – Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Emerging economies have always been a popular topic, but now more than ever it’s important that businesspeople understand how foreign markets work.

HBS’s course ‘Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies’ fulfills this need. Over the course of six weeks, students will have the opportunity to understand and solve complex social problems by developing their own creative business solutions.

The Open University – Developing your leadership style

This course by the Open University is perfect for younger individuals looking to develop their own leadership style.

Students will develop a deep understanding of different leadership approaches, which they can then apply to their current and/or future career. The course includes modules on leadership in 21st century organizations, adaptive leadership and the practice of leadership.

Coventry University and the Institute of Coding – Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies for Business Planning and Decision-making

AI is becoming increasingly important in the business sphere, and it’s likely going to impact the way people do business in the long run.

On this course, you’ll learn how AI technology and AI processes can help businesses with both human and automated planning and decision-making. The course covers extremely relevant topics such as data sources, knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation and value creation.

Stanford University – Game Theory

Game theory is already an extremely marketable topic in pop culture, but where did it really originate from and how can we apply it to our daily lives?

Stanford’s online course will guide students through different concepts of game theory, including real-life examples in politics, business and society. Students will learn to identify different games, from repeated games to coalitional games, and to solve problem sets.

University of Pennsylvania – Resilience Skills in a Time of Uncertainty

Can resilience be taught? Ivy League universities believe so.

This new course by the University of Pennsylvania will teach you how to incorporate resilience interventions into your personal and professional life. These include managing anxiety, increasing positive emotions and enhancing relationships.

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Written by Linda Mohamed

Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience. 

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