53 free self-paced business courses to fuel your success

“Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself, you’ll make a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

I close my newsletter each week with a quote that I hope you’ll find inspirational. I featured this quote from Jim Rohn not long ago and it dovetails perfectly with one of my core beliefs: You need to continue to grow personally and professionally to achieve the level of fulfillment that you truly desire.

A new year always brings new commitments with it and I hope that the coming year will be one when you redouble your self-improvement efforts. As a small business professional or entrepreneur, I know that your schedule can be wild, long, and often unpredictable so I’ve compiled a list of 53 highly rated self-paced free online business courses.

Note: I’ve selected self-paced courses that have at least a four-star rating (out of five stars). However, some have as few as one review, so you’ll want to dig a little more deeply into the course content.

To get more details on any one of these, copy the course title, head over to Class Central and do a search. In virtually every case, you’ll get an immediate suggested search result before you hit return or enter to do a complete site search.


A Preview Course on The 5 Killer Risks of Enterprise Risk Management via Canvas Network
An Introduction to Credit Risk Management via edX
An Introduction to Success Factors Solutions via openSAP
Athlete Career Transition via Independent
Aviation 101 via Canvas Network
Becoming a Successful Leader (Inclusive Leadership Training) via edX
Becoming an Entrepreneur via edX
BI 4 Platform Innovation and Implementation via openSAP
Careers in Media Technology via Kadenze
Certificate Program in Public Procurement via Independent
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Strategic Approach via edX
Digital Transformation and Its Impact via openSAP
Economics of the Media via MRUniversity
Enabling Entrepreneurs to Shape a Better World via openSAP
eTourism: Communication Perspectives via iversity
Evidence-Based Practice in Management via edX
Experience SAP Cloud for Customer via openSAP
Finance for Everyone: Smart Tools for Decision-Making via edX
Gerenciamento de Finanças Pessoais via Canvas Network
Get Beyond Work-Life Balance (Inclusive Leadership Training) via edX
Get to Know SAP’s Innovative Enterprise Solutions via openSAP
Global Human Capital Trends via Canvas Network
How to Build a Startup via Udacity
How to Start a Startup via Independent
Increase Your Tips: Success in the Service Industry via Canvas Network
Indexing Books as a Career via Canvas Network
International Finance via MRUniversity
Introduction to Actuarial Science via edX
Introduction to Applied Investing via Canvas Network
Introduction to Ariba via openSAP
Introduction to Global Hospitality Management via edX
Introduction to Investments via edX
Introduction to Project Management via edX
Introduction to the Music Business via edX
Leadership for Engineers via edX
Leadership in Digital Transformation via openSAP
Leading With Effective Communication (Inclusive Leadership Training) via edX
Management for a Competitive Edge via Open2Study
Operations Management via edX
Optimization Methods for Business Analytics via edX
Planning Change and Innovation via Open Education by Blackboard
Project Management Basics via Open Education by Blackboard
Project Management for Business Professionals via Canvas Network
Project Management for Designers via Kadenze
Results-Based Project Management: Monitoring and Evaluation via edX
Run Simple HR with SuccessFactors Employee Central via openSAP
SAP Business Networks in a Nutshell via openSAP
SAP S/4HANA – Deep Dive via openSAP
Services Marketing – Selling the Invisible via OpenLearning
Services Marketing – The Next Level via OpenLearning
Six Sigma: Define and Measure via edX
Social Innovation MOOC (EN) via iversity
Stocks and Bonds: Risks and Returns via Stanford OpenEdx