Contact FutureLearn for Support Skip main navigation
We use cookies to give you a better experience, if that’s ok you can close this message and carry on browsing. For more info read our cookies policy.
We use cookies to give you a better experience. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or read our cookies policy for more information.
Business and management icon

Business & Management Courses

Want to excel at finance or managing people? Our online business and management courses will help. Further your career with communication, networking and project management courses. Take leadership training with top universities and business schools.

Browse by topic or start date, to find the right course for you.

Active filters:
Start now
The Museum of Liverpool at night - an example of the 21st century museum
University of Leicester
Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum
Get an introduction to museum studies with this free online course. Learn about the people and ideas that shape museums today
A sports coach speaks to a group
Deakin University
Coaching in the Knowledge Era
Find out how to become a successful coach in the knowledge era and learn key coaching skills.
Image of shadowy person using mobile phone
Deakin University
Cyber Security for Small and Medium Enterprises
Discover what common cyber threats and attacks face small and medium enterprises, and what you can do to prevent them.
Cyber Security Padlock. From iStock photo.
Newcastle University
Cyber Security
This three-week free online course explores practical cyber security including privacy online, payment safety and security at home
Grenoble Ecole de Management
Epargner et Investir
Êtes-vous certain de comprendre le fonctionnement du système financier ?
Illustration to represent the process mining course showing cogs and arrows
Eindhoven University of Technology
Introduction to Process Mining with ProM
Learn how to use the free, open source process mining framework (ProM) to analyse, visualise, and improve processes based on data.
Rows of multicolour chairs
École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile
Manage Your Prices
Learn to use pricing strategies to increase your firm’s revenue, and set the right price for the right person at the right time.
The Open University
Management and Leadership: Leading a Team
Develop a business plan and build a team with one of two courses in the Management and Leadership program.
People navigating a busy street crossing
Queensland University of Technology
Social Media Analytics
How can you discover what’s being said about the things that matter to you on social media platforms, including Twitter?
A container ship
University of Twente
Supply Chain Innovation
Understand how new technologies can make supply chains more sustainable and learn how to deal with today's trends.
EU Flag with binary 0s and 1s streaming down it
University of Groningen
Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation
Get to grips with the General Data Protection Regulation and take the first steps to ensuring that your organisation is compliant.
Man looking at mobile device
Deakin University
Competitive Advantage
Learn the value of information to businesses and how it can give the business a competitive advantage
University of Southampton
Contract Management
Learn to build relationships and manage contracts successfully with this free online course backed by UK government and IACCM.
Digital Leadership: a graphic of the new technologies available to businesses today
University of Reading
Digital Leadership
Digital technologies are changing extraordinarily quickly. This four-week course will introduce you to the new digital landscape.
The next generation
Griffith University
Exploring Economics: Will the Next Generation Be Worse Off?
Will the next generation be better or worse off than their parents? Look at both sides of the debate and decide for yourself.
Football on grass
The University of Edinburgh
Football
Explore the role of football in the world today - including finances, clubs, nations and rivalries - with this free online course.
University of Leeds
Innovation: the Fashion Industry
Understand how big fashion retailers innovate and discover the story behind a favourite piece of your clothing.
University of Leeds
Innovation: the Food Industry
Learn how innovation has changed the food industry, the way we shop and how we manage the global issue of food waste.
University of Leeds
Innovation: the World's Greatest
Understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives.
The Open University
Managing My Financial Journey
Take a journey around the UK financial marketplace: how has it changed following the financial crisis and subsequent reforms?
New York Institute of Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions: Structuring the Deal
Learn how to structure mergers and acquisitions and discover the documents, tax, and legal structures needed to execute a deal.
RMIT University
Online Business: Digital Marketing for Success
Understand how digital marketing can help your startup with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Coloured triangles escaping from a white box
Durham University
Open Innovation
Find ideas from your suppliers, competitors or customers and develop them for competitive advantage with this free online course.
Middlesex University Business School
Social Enterprise: Turning Ideas into Action
Learn how to turn your social enterprise ideas into action in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School.
University of Leeds
Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity
Interested in starting a business? This course will help you define your vision and discover opportunities to make it happen.
University of Leeds
Starting a Business 2: People and Networks
Find out how working with people and exploring networks can help you take your business to the next level.
University of Leeds
Starting a Business 3: Customers and Competitors
Find out how understanding and targeting your market can help your business stand out from the crowd.
University of Leeds
Starting a Business 4: Business Processes
Understand how business works and performance can be improved so that you can take your business forward and manage growth.
University of Leeds
Starting a Business 5: Managing Finances
Find out how forecasting and managing your finances can lead to a profitable and sustainable business.
University of Leeds
Starting a Business 6: Funding Your Business
Raising funds in an important when starting a business; find out which source of funding is most suitable for your business idea.
swirling lights
King's College London
The Internet of Things
Learn how IoT works, and how to create a successful product or company using it, with this online course.
The Open University
Business Fundamentals: Project Management
Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycles effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools.
Grenoble Ecole de Management
Digital Transformation of Businesses and Services
Explore the impact of digital transformation on businesses and services and find out how to implement it in your own organisation.
The Open University
Finance Fundamentals: Financial Services after the Banking Crisis
Explore the UK financial services landscape, how financial firms and their products are regulated and how consumers are protected.
A handshake
The University of Sheffield
How to Succeed at: Interviews
This free three week course provides the tools you need to succeed at interviews and land your dream job or course place.
A navy blue ship in calm water near a port, under a cloudy sky
Law Society of Scotland
Maritime Law: an Introduction to Shipping Transactions
Learn about the transactions behind the shipping industry via this free online course. Explore the practicalities of global trade.
The Open University
The Digital Economy: Effective Supply Chain Management
Learn how to manage supply chains effectively in the digital era.
UEA (University of East Anglia)
The Secret Power of Brands
Understand the role of brands and brand management in the modern world, and start developing your career in the sector.
Transformation digitale des services et des entreprises
Grenoble Ecole de Management
Transformation digitale des services et des entreprises
Comment fait-on ? Comment ancre-t-on cette transformation dans la culture, dans l’organisation de l’entreprise ?
Venture Design Process
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Getting Started with Agile and Design Thinking
Get an introduction to agile product development and design thinking so you can build better digital products.
tbc
Purdue University
Improve Your Intercultural Competence
Develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge required to thrive in diverse workplaces.
Sustainability for Professionals - University of Bath
University of Bath
Make an Impact
Find out how to integrate a sustainable development strategy into your company with this free online course.
Take a closer look at the processes behind mergers and acquisitions
New York Institute of Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions: Advanced Theory
Explore mergers and acquisitions in greater depth, examining accounting and projections.
Urban landscape viewed from above, connected by points of light
Kogod School of Business at American University
Business Analytics: the Data Explosion
Explore the origins of the current data explosion. Learn to present data findings using a case study in fraud and fraud detection.
Intercultural communication, symbolised by a plate with a knife and fork on one side, and chop sticks on the other
Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)
Intercultural Communication
Learn to appreciate, adjust to, and work or study in different cultures, with this free online intercultural communication course.
Sticky notes on a table and hands rearranging them
Purdue University
Persuasive Communication
Understand what makes message persuasive and learn how to develop more persuasive messaging for PR, marketing and advertising.
Behind each simple everyday activity there is a complex web of supply chains that have brought those goods or services to you.
The University of Warwick
Supply Chains in Practice
Behind each simple everyday activity there is a complex web of supply chains that have brought those goods or services to you.
Film roll with image of people sharing business ideas around a table
The Open University
The Business of Film
Explore the intriguing world of film production and find out about the complexities of development, distribution and finance.
A desk during the application process with computer, note pad and CV
The University of Sheffield
How to Succeed at: Writing Applications
This free three week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.
RMIT University
Online Business: Pricing for Success
Discover why pricing is key to the success of your startup, with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Middlesex University Business School
Social Enterprise: Business Doing Good
Learn about the diverse world of social enterprise in this free online course from Middlesex University Business School.
National Tsing Hua University
Business Analytics Using Forecasting
Learn a scientific and practical approach for creating and evaluating forecasting solutions.
The University of Auckland
Data to Insight
A hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis and visualisation emphasizing key ideas and analytic tools.
Economic Globalisation has impacts on our society
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
International Affairs: Globalisation
Explore the pressing topic of globalisation and how it affects economics, politics and society with this online course.
eFIRE: a businessman holding in his hands icons representing team members, surrounded by coloured flames.
Queensland University of Technology
Leadership Coaching through Turbulent Times
Use eFIRE, a coaching mindset and methodology, to make better leadership decisions in the face of a complex and challenging world.
Leadership for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation
The University of Warwick
Leadership for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation
This free online course will explore how leadership can influence strategic outcomes in healthcare organisations.
silhouettes of tall buildings, in front of silhouettes of five people wearing suits, on a pink background.
The Open University
Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager
Explore the foundations of successful management with this free online course from The Open University and CMI.
New York Institute of Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions: Concepts and Theories
Get an introduction to mergers and acquisitions with this first course in a program from the New York Institute of Finance.
Clock image showing the hands and gears
Purdue University
Time Management Strategies for Project Management
Develop your time management skills and discover time management strategies to ensure every project you manage runs smoothly.
Eggs in a nest with one golden egg
The Open University
Challenging Wealth and Income Inequality
Explore the concerns about rising generational and economic inequality in developed countries, with this free online course.
Chartered Institute of Building Academy
Construction Ethics and Compliance
Find out how to stay ethical, compliant and professional in the construction industry, with this free online course from the CIOB.
light bulb lighting innovation
University of Leeds
Innovation Management
Learn how successful organisations like IBM manage innovation to disrupt markets and achieve business advantage.
The Open University
Modern Empowerment in the Workplace
The 21st century is transforming the workplace. Explore the role of human resources (HR) in this modern empowerment era.
An explosion of coloured powder
National Chiao Tung University
Using Creative Problem Solving
Learn how to solve everyday problems using creativity with this online course about hands-on creative problem solving.
The Open University
Business Fundamentals: Customer Engagement
Learn how to design your activities to engage customers through relationships instead of a one-off sale.
Complex Information
Purdue University
Communicating Complex Information
Understand how to communicate complex information to lay audiences and develop your professional communication skills.
The Open University
Finance Fundamentals: Investment Theory and Practice
Explore the links between investment theory and practice. Examine investment strategies and performance. How do experts manage?
Strands of an interwoven multicoloured piece of rope
Durham University
Leading and Managing People-Centred Change
Learn how to bring people with you as you lead or manage organisational change and navigate challenges to keep them on-board.
The Open University
The Digital Economy: Finance for Business Growth
Learn how to develop a funding strategy for your business; explore different types of finance and learn when, and how, to use them
People rushing in a central business district
City University of Hong Kong
Foundation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in China
Discover how Chinese culture influences discovery, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship with this free online course.
A crowd of people, including doctors, police officers, fire fighters and teachers, highlighting the sectors that public financial management affects
The Open University
Managing Public Money
Explore and understand how you can manage public money effectively to create and demonstrate value for citizens.
RMIT University
Online Business: Customer Profiling for Success
Understand how to find and retain the most valuable customers with one of four courses in the Online Business Success program.
Udaipur Market
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Commercialization of Social Enterprises
Find out how to avoid mission drift when transitioning a social enterprise or microfinance venture into a for-profit organisation.
Complex and Uncertain
University of Groningen
Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World
This course will teach you the first principles of complexity, uncertainty and how to make decisions in a complex world.
74

Go places with online business management courses

Learn flexibly online, for free

Develop valuable skills with a short online management course or an in-depth business training program. Start learning for free, on desktop, tablet or mobile.

Upgrade for tests and Certificates

Upgrade your course to get unlimited access, take tests and prove what you’ve learnt with a Certificate of Achievement. Prices start from £39.

Meet business management experts

Learn with experts from the world’s top universities, business schools and specialist organisations. Network with professionals all over the world.

Meet the people who love FutureLearn

Laylo, who took the finance course 'Contract Management: Building Relationships in Business' on FutureLearn

After completing the course, I am more knowledgeable, my opinions are respected and I am better equipped to implement procedures. I have improved as a manager.

Laylo
Learner on Contract Management: Building Relationships in Business

Daniel, who took the management training course 'Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager' on FutureLearn

The course was very rich and filled with impact. I bought the Certificate of Acheivement because it was worth it. I recommend FutureLearn for all aspiring to advance their career.

Daniel
Learner on Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager

Meet the businesses already using our courses

Browse our latest business and management stories and advice

Whether you want to upgrade your business skills or supplement your management qualifications, get inspired by our latest stories. Discover how to further your career with our ‘Become a...’ advice, or browse our online and accredited business courses on key topics such as leadership, networking or project management from top universities and organisations.