Last updated: April 11, 2014 4:59 pm

Mooc tracker

Massive open online courses – or Moocs – are web-based classes that offer students self-paced learning in their subject of choice. Some of the newly-listed free courses on this page include:

Although Moocs are non-degree programmes, the content of many of these courses is often similar to that of a university-level programme. Some Mooc platforms, including Coursera and edX, partner with top universities to offer courses.

A number of Moocs, listed below, cover different aspects of business and management.


Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society
University of Pennsylvania: Wharton, with Mauro Guillén (Coursera)

Configuring the World: A Critical Political Economy Approach
Universiteit Leiden, with Richard Thomas Griffiths (Coursera)

Debt Sustainability Analysis
IMFx, with Irina Yakadina, Adina Popescu, Machiko Narita, Maria Oliva and Xavier Debrun (edX)

Energy Subsidy Reform
IMFx, with Nooman Rebei, Samah Mazraani, Luc Moers, Masahiro Noxzaki and Kangni Roland Kpodar (edX)

Financial Programming and Policies, Part 1: Macroeconomic Accounts & Analysis
IMFx with Paolo Dudine, Adolfo Barajas, Eric Verreydt, Luisa Zanforlin and Nan Li (edX)

Globalization and you
University of Washington, with Matthew Sparke (Coursera)

Introduction to Global Sociology
WellesleyX, with Smitha Radhakrishnan (edX)

Introduction to Neuroeconomics: how the brain makes decisions
Higher School of Economics (Russia), with Vasily Klucharev (Coursera)

Public Economics
Higher School of Economics (Russia), with Leonid Polishchuk (Coursera)

The Age of Sustainable Development
Columbia University, with Jeffrey Sachs (Coursera)

The European Union in Global Governance
KU Leuven, European University Institute and Universität Passau, with Jan Wouters, Anna Triandafyllidou, Marise Cremona, Christoph Herrmann and Joris Larik (iversity)

The Power of Macroeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World
University of California, Irvine, with Peter Navarro (Coursera)

The Power of Microeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World
University of California, Irvine, with Peter Navarro (Coursera)

Understanding economic policymaking
IE Business School, with Gayle Allard (Coursera)


A Business Journey with Caffeine Cafe
Taylor’s University, with Alice Cheah, David Ong Fong Yew, Irene Ong Pooi Fong and Mohd Muttaqin Bin Mohd Adnan (OpenLearning)

Basics of e-Commerce
SmartOn Learning Solutions (

Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies
Case Western Reserve University: Weatherhead, with Michael Goldberg (Coursera)

Creativity: Music to My Ears
Stanford University, with Tina Seelig (NovoEd)

Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society
University of Pennsylvania, with Karl T. Ulrich (Coursera)

Design Thinking
Macromedia University for Media and Communication, with Oliver Szasz (iversity)

Design Thinking Action Lab
Stanford University, with Leticia Britos Cavagnaro (NovoEd)

Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies: The First Step in Entrepreneurship
University of Maryland, with James V. Green (Coursera)

Entrepreneurship 101: who is your customer?
MITx, with Bill Aulet (edX)

Entrepreneurship and Family Business
RMIT University, with Leon Levin (Open2Study)

Financial Analysis of Entrepreneurial Ideas
Babson Global, with Shahid Ansari and Jan Bell (NovoEd)

Gamification Design
with Victor Manrique, Isidro Rodrigo, Dr. Oscar Garcia-Panella, Emiliano Labrador, Montecarlo, Andrzej Marczewski, Dr. Flavio Escribano, Cristina Pagés, and Yannick Sampedro (iversity)

Global Entrepreneurship
Taylor’s University, with Mushtak Al-Atabi (OpenLearning)

Grow to greatness: smart growth for private businesses, part 2
University of Virginia: Darden, with Edward Hess (Coursera)

Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Duke University, Marilyn M. Lombardi and Bob Barnes (Coursera)

How to build a start-up
with Steve Blank and Kathleen Mullaney (Udacity)

Innovating in Health Care
HarvardX, with Regina Herzlinger, Margo Seltzer and Kevin Schulman (edX)

Innovation and enterprise
University of Loughborough, with Julie Holland (FutureLearn)

Innovation for Powerful Outcomes (Innovate)
Swinburne University of Technology courses and instructors, with Noordin Shehabuddeen (Open2Study)

Intro to the Design of Everyday Things
with Don Norman, Kristian Simsarian and Chelsey Glasson (Udacity)

Introduction to Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise Architects, with Craig Martin (Open2Study)

Lead like an entrepreneur
Babson Global, with David Bradford and Allan Cohen (NovoEd)

New Models of Business in Society
University of Virginia: Darden, with R. Edward Freeman (Coursera)

Sustainability and Business Innovation
SAP, with Peter Graf (openSAP)

Sustainable Energy Innovation
Clemson University, with Leidy Klotz (

Sustainable product development
Stanford University, with Dariush Rafinejad (NovoEd)

Technology entrepreneurship Part 2
Stanford University, with Chuck Eesley (NovoEd)

The DO School Start-Up Lab
with Romy Kraemer, Florian Hoffmann, Katherin Kirschenmann, Dr. Mei Wang and Rouven Steinfeld (iversity)

Finance and accounting

Introduction to Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics
University of Washington, Eric Zivot (Coursera)

An Introduction to Credit Risk Management
Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics, with Pasquale Cirillo (edX)

Diagnosing the Financial Health of a Business (FinHlth)
Macquarie Graduate School of Management, with Andrew Heys (Open2Study)

Stanford University, with Kay Giesecke (NovoEd)

Financial analysis and decision making
TsinghuaX, with Xing Xiao (edX)

Financial markets
Yale University, with Bob Shiller (Coursera)

Financial planning
TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute, with Diana Bugarcic and Kerrie Adra (Open2Study)

Mathematical methods for quantitative finance
University of Washington: Foster, with Kjell Konis (Coursera)

Information technology and risk

Big Data and Information Dissemination
Fudan University, with Shian Cheng (Coursera)

Big Data for Better Performance (BigData)
with Bud Keegan (Open2Study)

Building an information risk management toolkit
University of Washington, with Barbara Endicott-Popovsky (Coursera)

Building Mobile Experiences
MITx, with Ed Barrett and Frank Bentley (edX)

Core Concepts in Data Analysis
Higher School of Economics, with Boris Mirkin (Coursera)

Creative coding
Monash University, with Jon McCormack (FutureLearn)

Designing and executing information security strategies
University of Washington, with Mike Simon (Coursera)

Getting and Cleaning Data
Johns Hopkins University, with Jeff Leek (Coursera)

Information security and risk management in context
University of Washington, with Barbara Endicott-Popovsky (Coursera)

Interprofessional Healthcare Informatics
University of Minnesota, Karen Monsen (Coursera)

Intro to Statistics
Stanford University, Sebastian Thrun (Udacity)

Introduction to Statistics: Inference
UC BerkeleyX, with Ani Adhikari and Philip B. Stark (edX)

Introduction to Statistics: Probability
UC BerkeleyX, with Ani Adhikari and Philip B. Stark (edX)

Introduction to Systems Engineering
University of New South Wales, with Mike Ryan and Ian Faulconbridge (Coursera)

Networks, Crowds and Markets
CornellX, with David Easley, Jon Kleinberg and Eva Tardos (edX)

Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes
Princeton University, with Mung Chiang (Coursera)

Statistics - The Science of Decisions
San José State University, Sean Laraway, Ronald Rogers and Katie Kormanik (Udacity)

Technology and Ethics
The Ohio State University, with Robert Bailey (Coursera)

The Analytics Edge
MITx, with Dimitris Bertsimas, Allison O’Hair, John Silberholz, Iain Dunning, Angie King, Velibor Misic and Nataly Youssef (edX)

The Data Scientist’s Toolbox
Johns Hopkins University, with Jeff Leek (Coursera)

Management, leadership and strategy

A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior
Duke University, with Dan Ariely (Coursera)

Advanced Competitive Strategy
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), with Tobias Kretschmer (Coursera)

An introduction to operations management
University of Pennsylvania: Wharton, with Christian Terwiesch (Coursera)

Better Leader, Richer Life
University of Pennsylvania: Wharton, with Stewart D. Friedman (Coursera)

Climate Change in Four Dimensions
University of California, San Diego, with Charles Kennel, Naomi Oreskes, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Richard Somerville, David G. Victor (Coursera)

Competitive Strategy
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), with Tobias Kretschmer (Coursera)

Contemporary Issues in Ocean Governance
University of Wollongong, with Stuart Kaye (Open2Study)

Cooperation in the contemporary world
University of Birmingham, with Jamie Johnson (FutureLearn)

Decision Skills: Power Tools to Build Your Life
Decision Education Foundation, with Chris Spetzler (NovoEd)

Discovering business in society
University of Exeter Business School, with Robin Mason (FutureLearn)

Emergency Management (EMG)
Massey University, with Jon Mitchell (Open2Study)

Evaluating Social Programs
MITx, with Rachel Glennerster and Marc Shotland (edX)

Fairness and nature: when worlds collide
University of Leeds, with Jon Lovett (FutureLearn)

Fundamentals of Global Energy Business
University of Colorado System, with Michael J. Orlando (Coursera)

Global food security: addressing the challenge
Lancaster University, with Bill Davies (FutureLearn)

How to read your boss
University of Nottingham, with Louise Mullany (FutureLearn)

Human Resources (HR)
Open Training Institute, with Christina Dahdal (Open2Study)

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence
Case Western Reserve University, with Richard Boyatzis (Coursera)

International organizations management
University of Geneva, with Gilbert Probst, Sebastian Buckup, Julian Fleet, Claudia Gonzalez, Bruce Jenks, Stephan Mergenthaler and Lea Stadtler (Coursera)

Introduction to Bioethics
Georgetown University, with Tom Beauchamp, John Keown, Rebecca Kukla, Margaret Little, Madison Powers, Karen Stohr and Robert M. Veatch (edX)

Introduction to Business in Asia
Griffith University, with Peter Woods (Open2Study)

Introduction to Public Speaking
University of Washington, with Matt McGarrity (Coursera)

Introduction to Strategic Thinking
with Sandjar Kozubaev (Coursera)

Leadership for Global Responsibility
with Heike Pratsch, Klaus Althoff, Raisa Cole and Susanna Albrecht (GIZ - Global Campus 21 (GC21)

Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power (LEAD)
Macquarie Graduate School of Management, with Randal Tame (Open2Study)

Management for a Competitive Edge (MgtEdge)
International College of Management Sydney (ICMS), with Haldor Aamot (Open2Study)

Make an impact: sustainability for professionals
University of Bath, with Emma Patterson (FutureLearn)

Managing people: engaging your workforce
Henley Business School at the University of Reading, with Martin Bicknell (FutureLearn)

MOOC on CSR and value creation
Audencia Nantes School of Management, with Céline Louche, Thomas Johnsen, Judy Frels, Nikos Bozionelos, Christine Naschberger, André Sobczak, Joe Miemczyk, Céline Legrand and Iordanis Kalaitzoglou (

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Macquarie Graduate School of Management, with Andrew Heys (Open2Study)

New Models of Business in Society
University of Virginia: Darden, with R. Edward Freeman (Coursera)

On Strategy : What Managers Can Learn from Great Philosophers
École Centrale Paris, with Luc de Brabandere (Coursera)

Organizational Analysis
Stanford University, with Daniel A. McFarland (Coursera)

Principles of Project Management
Polytechnic West, with Sue Dowson (Open2Study)

Project Management for Business Professionals
Alfred State College, with Peter von Stackelberg (

Sports and Recreation Management (SportRec)
TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute, with Jennifer Benson (Open2Study)

Strategic Management
Open Training Institute, with Mo Kader (Open2Study)

Sustainability, society and you
University of Nottingham, with Sarah Speight (Open2Study)

Technology and the Future: Managing Change and Innovation
Alfred State College, with Peter von Stackelberg (

The Challenges of Global Poverty
MITx, with Esther Duflo and Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee (edX)

The Science of Everyday Thinking
with Jason Tangen, Matthew Thompson and Emma MacKenzie (edX)

Understanding modern business and organisations
University of Strathclyde, with Viktor Dörfler (FutureLearn)

Unethical Decision Making in Organizations
University of Lausanne, with Guido Palazzo and Ulrich Hoffrage (Coursera)

Marketing and advertising

An Introduction to Marketing
University of Pennsylvania: Wharton, with David Bell, Peter Fader and Barbara E. Kahn (Coursera)

Online Advertising (OnlineAd)
with Patty Keegan (Open2Study)

The Mobile Consumer MOOC
Marist College, with Melissa Halvorson and Radley Cramer (Marist College’s FOLD)

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