The University of California Irvine offers several free business courses in English and Spanish through their OpenCourseWare site. Courses are broken down into lessons, and include optional reading lists for students who want to dig deeper into the course subjects.
The Masters Program comes with an expert-curated learning path, which is a step-by-step plan to gain the skill set of a digital marketer capable of managing the digital marketing initiatives of their organization.
HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing Training Program and Certification. Enjoy these 12 free marketing classes and reading materials from HubSpot to help you master inbound marketing. Learn about blogging, SEO, keyword strategy, social media, email marketing, calls to action, and more! Finish up with an exam to prove your worth.
Some business schools offer accelerated programs, allowing students to graduate more quickly by taking on a more intensive workload. Others offer part-time or distance learning options, for those who want to continue working while furthering their education. And some include a “sandwich year” – in which students undertake a work placement for one year of the program.
Whether writing turns into a full-time career for you or just a fun project to tackle on the side, the folks at Contently are happy to help prepare you to pitch your content ideas to brands both big and small.
If you would love to enter the dynamic business world, but just don’t have enough time in your day to study. Well, thanks to online learning, you can now complete most business courses in the comfort of your own home, any time you like. Most online courses are also self-paced, which ensures you’ll be free from the pressure of deadlines and can still enjoy yourself while you study.
In this free Skillshare class, Getting Started with Email Marketing, Mailchimp’s Product Marketing Manager, Allyson Van Houten, demonstrates how to craft an email marketing strategy for your small business. As you would expect, Allyson uses Mailchimp for her examples. She works from the consideration of your goal for a campaign through decisions about the suitable content to a step-by-step creation of an email marketing campaign.
Simplilearn’s courses carry accreditation from OMCP and include high-quality videos, projects, quizzes, simulation exams, active expert forums, downloadable workbooks and apps amounting to 200+ hours of e-learning content.
Ryan Stewart is the founder of WEBRIS, a digital marketing agency he launched in 2016. He’s built it from the ground-up, getting to 1.2 million organic pageviews and making six-figures in its first year.
Optimizing a web site for search engines requires looking at a ton of unique elements both on and off your website. This course on SEO from the folks at Moz will help you to start making sense of it all. Most importantly, it will help you form consistent SEO habits that you can implement long after this course is over.
Perfect for small businesses, marketers, agencies, and advertisers, Facebook Blueprint is your one stop shop for everything there is to know about running successful advertising campaigns using your Facebook Business Page. This huge resource of free, self-paced social media classes will cover best-practices and top strategies used by the world’s largest brands.
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If you’ve considered studying business, but can’t seem to carve out the time for such an undertaking, consider Alison’s free, online business courses. These online business classes include a diploma-level certificate in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, another in Business and Legal Studies and one in E-Business.