Best Free MOOCs In Business For December

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Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

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School: University of California-Irvine

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: CLICK HERE

Start Date: December 2015 (4 Weeks Long)

Workload: 2-4 Hours Per Week (Self-Paced)

Instructor: David Standen, MBA

Credentials: An entrepreneur, consultant, and educator, Standen is currently the founder and CEO of Odyssey Imports, a wholesaler and retailer of luxury products from the Mediterranean. Since 2007, he has raised over $24 million dollars in venture capital for his clients. An academic with a Ph.D. in business administration and entrepreneurship from IE Business School, Standen helped his alma launch its online MBA program, the first of its kind for a top-ranked MBA program.

Graded: Students will earn a verified certificate for completing this course.

Description: Covering the basics of finance and accounting, including this introductory course examines the terminology, fundamental concepts, and applications inherent to “financial analysis; planning, forecasting, and budgeting; cash flow, and strategic financing.” At the end, students will understand how finance shapes their functional area – and how their actions (in turn) impact the bottom line. The course will taught through 8-12 minute lecture videos, with students evaluated through quizzes.

Review: The course has a 4 out of 5 star rating from students on Class-central

Additional Note: This is the third part of a Business Tools for Career Readiness specialization available through Coursera. Students will receive a specialization certificate that reflects that they completed three courses (including “Work Smarter, Not Harder” and “Project Management: The Basics for Success”) and a capstone project. The total cost of a certification is $259.

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