It’s No Longer Business as Usual: 10 Courses for the Future of Business

In a rapidly evolving world, workplaces are changing in ways that affect every aspect of conducting business. From how products are designed to how decisions are made, businesses are becoming more complex and data-driven than ever. This shift is bound to influence everything between your human resources department to information technology. The good news? This change means new emerging opportunities to innovate and find competitive advantages in the business world. It also demands leaders (and continuous learners) who can combine their understanding of business with the skills needed to drive innovation. 

Keep reading for a list of essential business courses, curated for the leaders of tomorrow. 

MITx Foundations of Modern Finance I
MIT - Finance

A mathematically rigorous framework to understand financial markets delivered with data-driven insights from MIT professors.

BUx Product Management with Lean, Agile and System Design Thinking
Product Management with Lean, Agile and System Design Thinking

Learn how to use lean, agile and systems design thinking in all aspects of the digital products & product development lifecycle.

TUMx Six Sigma: Define and Measure
Six Sigma: Define and Measure

An introduction to the high-demand Six Sigma methodology and DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the Define and Measure phases, including basic statistics for understanding sampling plans and calculating process capability.

HarvardX Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Explore how entrepreneurship and innovation tackle complex social problems in emerging economies.

RITx Project Management Life Cycle
Project Management Life Cycle

Learn how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing.

UMD, USMx Leadership and Influence
Leadership and Influence

Develop the skills to motivate and inspire others so you can confidently lead your organization to success.

Wharton Business Strategy from Wharton: Competitive Advantage
Business Strategy from Wharton: Competitive Advantage

Learn how to develop and execute strategies to gain competitive advantage and improve your position in the marketplace.

BUx Digital Transformation Strategy
Digital Transformation Strategy

Strategies for driving business success in the new digital economy.

IUx Enterprise Data Management
Enterprise Data Management

Topics include data strategy and data governance, relational databases/SQL, data integration, master data management, and big data technologies.

BerkeleyX Empathy and Emotional Intelligence at Work
Empathy and Emotional Intelligence at Work

Learn research-based skills to strengthen empathy and trust, improve collaboration, and create more innovative, productive, and satisfying experiences at work.