These days there's no excuse not to feed your brain. You don't need to upend your life and go back to school to get smarter. Nor do you need to find tens of thousands for tuition. Instead, you can enroll in one of the 8,000 or so courses that reputable universities offer for free (or close to free) online.

But what if, despite this incredible catalog of free online learning resources, you still haven't found the course you're looking for? In that unlikely case, I have good news for you. As Dhawal Shah, founder of Class Central, announced recently on Quartz, in just the past three months some 200 universities have released an additional 600 low-cost courses.

If you find that number overwhelming, Class Central can help. It curates classes and helps would-be students pick the right class for them based on the reviews of thousands of previous students.

If you're more of the hands-on type and want to get into the nitty-gritty of the options available, Shah has published the whole monster list of courses in the Quartz article. It includes offerings in computer science, mathematics, programming, data science, humanities, social sciences, education and teaching, health and medicine, business, personal development, engineering, art and design, and finally, the vague-sounding category of just "science." 

Here, for instance, are the English-language offerings for the business category alone: 

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Strategic Approach from University of Pennsylvania

  2. Influence from University of Pennsylvania

  3. Accounting for Decision Making from University of Michigan

  4. Valuing Companies from University of Michigan

  5. Budgeting and Finance for Public Libraries from University of Michigan

  6. Strategic Business Management -- Microeconomics from University of California, Irvine

  7. Strategic Business Management -- Macroeconomics from University of California, Irvine

  8. Introduction to Business for Analytics from Georgia Institute of Technology

  9. The Free Cash Flow Method for Firm Valuation from Columbia University

  10. Introduction to Corporate Finance from Columbia University

  11. Accounting Analysis I: Measurement and Disclosure of Assets from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  12. Global Impact: Business Ethics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  13. Entrepreneurship II: Practices and Approaches from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  14. Formal Financial Accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  15. Accounting Analysis II: Accounting for Liabilities and Equity from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  16. Entrepreneurship I: Principles and Concepts from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  17. Global Impact: Cultural Psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  18. Marketing in an Analog World from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  19. Modern Empowerment in the Workplace from The Open University

  20. Managing Public Money from The Open University

  21. Introduction to Accounting from University of British Columbia

  22. Organizational Behavior from University of British Columbia

  23. Business Foundations from University of British Columbia

  24. Marketing Analytics from University of Virginia

  25. Ethical Leadership Through Giving Voice to Values from University of Virginia

  26. Which Markets to Play in? A Tool for Entrepreneurs and Innovators from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

  27. Research Report: Delivering Insights from University of California, Davis

  28. Quantitative Research from University of California, Davis

  29. Research Proposal: Initiating Research from University of California, Davis

  30. Leading the Organization from University of Queensland

  31. Leading High-Performing Teams from University of Queensland

  32. Leading in a Complex Environment from University of Queensland

  33. Becoming an Effective Leader from University of Queensland

  34. Entrepreneurship for Global Challenges in Emerging Markets from Delft University of Technology

  35. Leadership In Practice from University of Oklahoma

  36. Financial Accounting and Analysis from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

  37. Legal Tech & Startups from IE Business School

  38. From Brand to Image: Creating High-Impact Campaigns That Tell Brand Stories from IE Business School

  39. Leadership Coaching Through Turbulent Times: Playing With eFIRE from Queensland University of Technology

  40. Entrepreneurship Strategy: From Ideation to Exit from HEC Paris

  41. Financial Management in Organizations from University System of Maryland

  42. Financial Accounting for Corporations from University System of Maryland

  43. Financial Decision Making from University System of Maryland

  44. First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability from University of Colorado System

  45. More on Change and Sustainability from University of Colorado System

  46. Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes from University of Colorado System

  47. Six Sigma Advanced Define and Measure Phases from University System of Georgia

  48. Six Sigma Advanced Improve and Control Phases from University System of Georgia

  49. Six Sigma and the Organization (Advanced) from University System of Georgia

  50. Decent Work in Global Supply Chains from Pennsylvania State University

  51. FinTech and the Transformation in Financial Services from Copenhagen Business School

  52. Digital Competition in Financial Services from Copenhagen Business School

  53. Innovation Strategy: Developing Your Fintech Strategy from Copenhagen Business School

  54. Industry 4.0: How to Revolutionize Your Business from Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  55. Principles of Project Management from College of St. Scholastica

  56. Leadership and Management from University of Northampton

  57. Coaching in the Knowledge Era from Deakin University

  58. Leading and Managing People-Centred Change from Durham University

  59. Innovation Strategy: Challenging the Usual Suspects from Université libre de Bruxelles

  60. Governance in Co-operatives from University of Saskatchewan

  61. Managing Innovation from LUISS

  62. Asset Pricing from University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  63. Budgeting Essentials and Development from Fundação Instituto de Administração

  64. Big Data Marketing from Universidad Autónoma de Occidente

  65. Green Marketing from Heliopolis University

Published on: Nov 7, 2017