Let’s get smart: 6 amazing free online courses to upgrade your business skills

Here’s an amazing tip! On Coursera.com you can take hundreds of free online courses on any topic from legit schools all around the world.  It is all free as long as you have access to a computer, and the skills you learn will be invaluable in your career, and/or life in general.

#1- Advertising & Society
This course covers a wide range of topics, including the origins of advertising, the creation of ads, the interpretation of ads, the depiction of race, class, gender, and sexuality in advertising, sex and selling, adverting and ethics, and the future of advertising. Amazing if you would like to know more about advertising

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#2 – Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action
Success in business can be improved with an understanding of key entrepreneurial characteristics and solutions. With this course, you can gain the skills and confidence to evaluate starting a business, in addition to becoming more enterprising in how you approach your roles should you decide to work in an organization. A great course to learn about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and your own potential to be one.

#3 – Social Psychology
Each of us is dealt a different hand in life, but we all face similar questions when it comes to human behavior: What leads us to like one person and dislike another? How do conflicts and prejudices develop, and how can they be reduced? Can psychological research help protect the environment, and if so, how? This course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics such as decision-making, persuasion, group behavior, personal attraction, and factors that promote health and well-being.

#4- Digital Marketing
When you complete the Digital Marketing course you will have an understanding of the continually shifting consumer mindset and how to use varying digital platforms to reach different customer groups. You will understand strategic marketing concepts and the tools required to make informed decisions and set the direction for your company, business unit, department, or product line in a digital ecosystem.

#5 – Language and Information
Information is everywhere: in our words and our world, our thoughts and our theories, our devices and our databases. Logic is the study of that information: the features it has, how it’s represented, and how we can manipulate it. Learning logic helps you formulate and answer many different questions about information:

Do these two sentences say the same things in different ways, or do they say something subtly different? If you take this subject, you will learn how to use the core tools in logic: the idea of a formal language, which gives us a way to talk about a logical structure.

#6 –High Impact Business Writing
Effective writing is a powerful tool in the business environment. In this course, you will learn how to articulate your thoughts in a clear and concise manner that will allow your ideas to be better understood by your readers.

Improve your business writing skill by learning to select and use appropriate formats for your audience, use the correct medium and adjust your writing style accordingly, as well as identify your objective and communicate it clearly. You’ll also learn to spot, correct and avoid the most common writing pitfalls, and gain valuable experience analyzing, writing and revising a wide spectrum of business documents.

What do guys think? I’m definitely going to follow the Digital Marketing course! Let us know and don’t forget to enter our amazing CHANEL giveaway.




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  • Itsallaboutsonia

    I deffo think i will give the digital marketing ago

  • Uli

    I’ve never heard of this website. Thank you so much for sharing this! To be honest, all the above mentioned courses sound super interesting. I don’t know where to start x


  • Anna

    I actually completed their Introduction to Marketing course last year, although I paid £40 so that I could complete tests at the end of each module and get a certificate.
    The course materials were great and the things I learned were so helpful and relevant to the Chartered Institute of Marketing course I am taking now at my local college. I would highly recommend doing a Coursera certificate!
    I’m now tempted to take the High Impact Business writing course as that sounds like it would be really beneficial in my current job. x

  • Amanda Winchester

    This is awesome :) I’m always looking to learn and improve myself! Thanks for sharing x

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  • Marisa Hendrickson

    I’ve done another marketing course through Coursera. Very thorough and well done. I’m hoping to do another course sometime soon once life settles down a bit. ;)


  • Liska

    This is awesome! I’ve never heard of it before but it sounds so interesting! Would you recommend doing the certificate? I don’t know if it’ll be worth the money? And if it even would be valued in a job interview? Thanks for sharing!

  • Mary L.

    I have been looking for business classes, but most of them cost a lot of money or I can’t take them. These are perfect! Thank you

  • Tanya

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  • Erin

    Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be signing up for a few of these courses!

  • Ronja

    This is so great! I completely forgot about coursera! I got to know about over a friend last summer!
    Will start asap!
    xoxo, Ronja

  • Marie

    Thank you for all the tips!


  • Denishia Macon

    These are some great tips! Thanks for sharing. It is never too late to learn and with these resources we will be doing so much better with business in no time!

  • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

    I really needed this! I’m going to look into all of the courses, I can’t believe they are free. Thank you!

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca – http://rebeccakelsey.com

  • Katie

    I just discovered Coursera last week, and I am obsessed! Currently on Week 2 of Advertising and Society and enjoying putting my brain to use so far.

    EdX and FutureLearn are also worth checking out. I just signed up to a discussion of Hiphop and Religion…not so much to develop my career skills but more because the thought of discussing hiphop in an academic context was too good to miss!

  • Claudia Lilybeth

    This post is brilliant! Thank you so much! I have already attended some courses on ‘coursera’ and also on ‘futurelearn’, but these ones you mentioned in this post are really interesting! :) :)


  • Marie

    This is an amazing list! I definitely want to check out the language and information one. What you say is so important and I could use all the help I can get.

  • Terri Heckley

    Oooh, thanks for this! Definitely going to check out the Advertising one!

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  • Rebecca-Louise

    I really like the idea of the High Impact Business Writing course. I recently took a short course on Marketing your Business which I found useful for my blog, and I’m sure this writing course would too help me to create better content.
    This sort of post is incredibly useful, especially with free resources so thank you for sharing. I certainly hope to see more in the future.
    Rebecca-Louise | Autumn Leaves, for bloggers and creatives

  • Manpreet Kaur

    Hey, Coursera is a good source to upgrade skills but i was having a tough time finding some business related courses that would help me run my own business. This post has turned out to be a really good resource for me.
    Thanks :)

  • Emily

    My favourite is Trunked Creative’s choose your own adventure list ecourse . they release a bunch of free courses http://trunkedcreative.com/epic-choose-your-own-adventure-list-growing-challenge/

  • Donna *

    Coursera courses are no longer 100% free. If you don’t pay for a certificate, you won’t be able to access quizzes or assessments. For some courses, you can’t access the entire course content without paying for the certificate. For 100% free content (unless you choose to pay for a certificate), go to Alison.com

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