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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.
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Jojo’s Answer

Hello there! I'd recommend looking up free videos from large universities on Youtube as well as taking a look at available courseware from their websites (ie. Harvard, MIT, etc.). KahnAcademy is also a great structured option. If you'd like something that keeps you more accountable, Coursera is a great place to start. You can also decide to work at your own pace if you take that path. On top of this, it might be good experience to take a look at case studies (ie. there are some free PDFs from the Harvard Business Review) as it will challenge you to look at issues from different perspectives.

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Priyanka’s Answer

Try Udemy. They have really nice courses on business analytics . It a subscription based learning platform.

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Prasanth’s Answer

One of the best online communities to help broaden your business knowledge is to subscribe to content on LinkedIn learning. Linkedin Learning has a combination of courses offered through its (Lynda.com) courses and through courses and tracks that you could select that has videos specific to your area of interest. For analytics, sources like datacamp.com has a large number of data analytics and data science course and its blog has articles around different novel concepts. For finance and economics, I would suggest reading financial websites for news like The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times or go the SEC Edgar for 10k/10q reports about companies that can give you a comprehensive list of study materials.

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Joseph’s Answer

There's some good options mentioned in the other answers, but one I haven't seen mentioned yet is FutureLearn. They have a lot of courses in those sort of areas. They're often given by lecturers at major universities across the world, so I think the standard is quite good. Most are free to study; although you need to pay to get the certificate at the end.

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Brian’s Answer

A quick list for you:
- Udacity
-Khan Academy
- Udemy
- Coursera.com
- edX.
- MIT Open Courseware.

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Kiran’s Answer

You can take advantage of couple of platforms - LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, Coursera etc. Some of the items you listed are Technology (analytics, software programs) vs. Business (finances, economics) so you'll have to understand each topic to see how business and technology link and interact with each other. Good luck!

The Morning Brew is great! It’s free and you can even subscribe to parts of it like the Marketing Brew, Emerging Tech Brew, or Retail Brew. There’s many more those are just the ones I subscribed too. Ava Gellis

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Carly’s Answer

Hi,

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!!

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Simeon’s Answer

For analytics, I'd recommend Kaggle and the Data Analyst certificate at grow. google. com. Other business skills can be developed at SkillShare, which offers a lot of discounts and trial offers. Lastly, look up the PBS channel Two Cents on Youtube; they have lots of great resources and videos on business and finance related topics.

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Brian’s Answer

Check out KhanAcademy.org. It is free and has free courses on many topics. I would also look into podcasts. One of my favorite podcasts on business is "How I Built This". The host interviews business owners of many well known, successful businesses. He recently interviewed the found of Khan Academy as well!

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!

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Alfonso’s Answer

Youi can find a broad offer of free resources for developing yourself online, I would personally recommend taking a look recognize institutions such as Harvard, MIT, etc., while LinkedIn Learning also provide a lot of business training which we often consume inside our organization compiling a diverse set of themes you can take advantage from.

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Sunil’s Answer

If your question is to gain business knowledge, then there are many industry specific bodies.. you can even try online (free access) to business magazines like Forbes, Business Week etc..

But if you want to learn specific skill like analytics, then suggest to try these platforms: Khan Academy, Udemy, Datacamp, Coursera etc.

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Sundar Rajan’s Answer

Consider some Massively open online courses like Coursera.com or edX.org.

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.

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Angela’s Answer

Hi Elizabeth H., hope some of the following tips can help a little!

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.)
https://masterthecase.com/case-interview-casebooks-top-mba/

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
https://www.coursera.org/learn/analytics-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! =)

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