Which online learning communities would you recommend for gaining more business knowledge?
I am an accounting student, who would like to find an online learning community that would help me broaden my business knowledge, such as analytics, software programs, finances, economics, and other nonaccounting areas of business. I am very interested in this information at an international level of business.
#International #Business #Analytics #Economics
Sundar Rajan’s Answer
They have a ton of universities offering courses, specializations and at affordable prices. These have video lectures, online discussion forums, quizzes and such that you can all do from home if you have internet access.
If you are more serious about degree programs, some of them offer you that as well. These include the most leading and reputed universities from all over the world. Take some time to look into their catalog of course offerings and you will be amazed at how many options we have than ever before if only one is inclined to learn.
- MIT Open Courseware.
But if you want to learn specific skill like analytics, then suggest to try these platforms: Khan Academy, Udemy, Datacamp, Coursera etc.
Also - Florida International University has a great course, specifically for a degree in international business: https://business.fiu.edu/undergraduate/bba-international-business/index.cfm
It is great that you are thinking of expanding your knowledge beyond just accounting as it could open your eyes to many other opportunities that are available in the accounting field and perhaps outside of that industry.
Best wishes in your journey!
As mentioned above, LinkedIn Learning is super comprehensive. There are multiple courses for each topic and the variety of topics to choose from ranges greatly. You can easily keep track of courses you have taken and one's you plan to take. Great way to organize and track progress against certain goals.
Stay well and good luck!!
Alfonso recommends the following next steps:
1. General business knowledge/case studies
This website has a collection of case study pdfs that you can use to get general business knowledge (market expansion, new product development, cost reduction etc.)
2. Data Analytics
- Udacity: it offers online nano-degree programs for Data Science, Programming, Analytics etc. I have done a couple of courses there and find it super helpful!
- datacamp.com: great starting place to learn SQL and other programming languages
- Coursera has some great courses to learn Tableau
3. LinkedIn Learning
- If you are interested in getting an introduction of certain topic, LinkedIn Learning is a great place to start!
One other option to consider is to leverage the business courses offered at your school, this way you are 100% committed and will do your best in that class! I sometimes find it's hard for me to be 100% committed for free online classes (outside of school), and pick up and drop off the course on and off. If there is a particular area that you are very interested in learning, maybe consider taking that class at school! =)
Here are some other resources that I think may be helpful:
Hope this helps!