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Learn about… Business and finance

Free courses including project and business management, bookkeeping and sales.

By Fraser Graham Nov 13, 2020

Looking for a job in business? These are the courses for you! Build your fundamental understanding of key parts in business with these free courses. These are ideal whether you're exploring starting your own business or looking to join someone else's!

Course 1: The Open University - Introduction to Bookkeeping

Introduction to the essential skills and concepts of bookkeeping and accounting.

This course covers:

  • double-entry bookkeeping
  • how to prepare a trial balance
  • balance sheet
  • profit and loss accounts

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 8 hours

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

Related jobs: Bookkeeper, accountant

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Course 2: Cornel - Organisational financial management: an introduction

Learn the skills needed to manage the finances of a business or organisation.

This course covers:

  • central accounting statements
  • analysing financial data
  • managing a budget for a team or department
  • budget variances

Certificate of completion: No

Total study time: 40 hours

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

Related jobs: Finance officer, business manager

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Course 3: Google - Manage a Project with Digital Tools

Find out how to efficiently manage and organise projects, using digital tools like Google Docs and Google Sheets.

Learn how to:

  • plan a team project
  • track its progress and costs
  • prepare a summary report

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 9 hours

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

Related jobs: Business manager

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Course 4: FutureLearn and King's College London - Introduction to Business Management

Develop a range of business management skills relevant to the world of work.

Learn how best to manage:

  • people
  • money
  • information
  • yourself

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 16 hours

Study type: Scheduled, no instructor

Cost: Free

Related jobs: Business project manager, IT project manager, other management roles

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Course 5: The Open University - Entrepreneurship: from ideas to reality

Find out how to set up and run your own business.

Learn how to:

  • develop and refine a business idea
  • identify gaps in resources and capabilities
  • create a business plan
  • pitch an idea

Certificate of completion: Yes

Total study time: 24 hours

Study type: Self-paced

Cost: Free

Related jobs: Entrepreneur

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