Wish you had the time and money to expand your education? MIT introduced the OpenCourseWare initiative in 2002 as a way to share quality educational programs online. They have nearly 2000 courses available, including dozens of business classes from MIT’s prestigious Sloan School of Management.
These courses contain everything from reading lists and discussion topics to homework assignments and exams. Some even offer audio or video of the lectures.
Want to understand the numbers better? Try class 15.501, Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting. Frustrated over people problems? Check out 15.660, Strategic HR Management. Sales not where you want? Take a look at 15.810, Marketing Management…or 15.818, Pricing…or 15.821, Listening to the Customer.
MIT has opened up the OpenCourseWare initiative to other institutions as well, through the OpenCourseWare Consortium. There are already over 200 organizations participating, and that number is sure to grow.
You can find MIT’s online catalog here; to see all OCW classes from hundreds of universities across the globe, check out the OpenCourseWare Consortium (look for the “find courses” button on the home page).
It may not be quite the same as attending in person, but you still get world-class educational materials developed by world-class professors, and you can’t beat the price.