MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are becoming increasingly popular nowadays and for all the right reasons. The cost of education is rising, especially in more economically developed countries where the cost of living is correspondingly expensive. The digital age is empowering both individuals and institutions to create and distribute educational content online. The expansion of the global technological infrastructure has been instrumental in changing the way we create and obtain information.
From machine learning to filmmaking, MOOCs are offered in just about any domain. Here are 10 free verified courses guaranteed to improve your career prospects:
1. International Business Environment and Global Strategy
Provided by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), this MOOC teaches you the principal factors, be it political or economic, which directly or indirectly affects business environments and their strategies globally.
2. Becoming an Entrepreneur
Provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITx), this MOOC empowers you with the skills and know-how to dive deep into your first entrepreneurial journey. It makes entrepreneurship easy and enjoyable to learn.
3. The Science of Everyday Thinking
Provided by The University of Queensland, this MOOC challenges you mentally and psychologically. It teaches you how to think, argue and choose better in your day-to-day life, enhancing your cognitive abilities.
4. The Foundations of Happiness at Work
Provided by the University of California, Berkeley (BerkeleyX), this MOOC teaches you the fundamentals of happiness and how it applies directly to your self-esteem and performance/productivity within your organization.
5. Business Communication
Provided by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RITx), this MOOC teaches you the one skill Forbes magazine deemed critical in all future leaders: communication. It teaches you the different skills, techniques, and tools to build effective communication.
6. Introduction to FinTech
Provided by the University of Hong Kong (HKUx), this MOOC will enable you to learn from many different professionals and experts on how innovation and technology are revolutionizing the finance industry.
7. Resume, Networking, and Interview Skills
Provided by Fullbridge, this MOOC will help you do more than nail your next interview – it will help you build long-term confidence and competency in your networking and speaking abilities. It also teaches you ‘compelling resume writing’ skills and enables you to get focused on your interview preparation.
8. Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Provided by Berklee, this MOOC helps you learn invaluable skills and knowledge from renowned business leaders on creativity and entrepreneurship, and especially why the latter is something we all possess in one way or the other.
9. Unlocking Your Employability
Provided by the University of Queensland, this MOOC helps you tap into your personal and professional growth by making you more marketable, confident and knowledgeable in helping you succeed with your career ambitions.
10. Public Speaking
Provided by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RITx), this MOOC inspires you to become more confident in your public speaking abilities by learning simple and effective skills that will help you deliver better presentations.