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These online programs are designed for you to deepen your understanding of a specialist subject and pursue further academic study, with the opportunity to earn an academic credential from a top international university.

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

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Get ahead in the world of business by learning with experts from the world’s top universities, business schools and specialist organisations. Network with professionals all over the world.

Studying for a business or management course can bring a host of benefits in your professional career.

As well as giving you a step up in terms of professional development, it can also help with your communication, teamwork, digital, and other skills. With our range of management and business courses, you can find one that’s perfectly suited to your needs.

Why choose an online business course?

There are many reasons you may choose to take business or management courses. For some, it gives them the chance to progress their careers to the next level. For others, it’s a great first step towards exploring a new position. Professionals from all areas of business, from HR to marketing, can benefit from an online course.

With the ability to take your course online and from the comfort of your own home, you can learn at a pace that suits your lifestyle, without disrupting it. Whether you want to learn the fundamentals of business, study supply chain management, or explore leadership theory, you can do so on your own terms.

What types of business and management courses are available?

At FutureLearn, we’re committed to providing a range of learning materials that covers a broad range of subjects. Along with courses on digital marketing and project management, we also offer more specialised subjects. You can find courses in areas such as data analytics and finance & accounting.

Those looking for professional development into new areas will find an array of topics to choose from, including social media and entrepreneurship. Whether you’re looking for online management courses that last a couple of weeks or a business course that spans several months, you’re sure to find one that’s right for you.

Improve your business skills and gain accreditation

It’s not just online business courses you’ll find on FutureLearn. We also offer microcredentials that can earn you academic credit, as well as accredited programs made up of several courses. These give you the opportunity to explore a particular niche in greater detail.

For professionals who are seeking a university qualification, you’ll also be able to find a selection of business & management degrees from top universities. Whether you’re looking for a full-time or part-time program, you’ll find bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of subjects.

FAQs

What is business & management?

Business & management is all about how an organisation operates and functions, thinking about everything from finances and administration to product design and marketing. It can be useful to study whether you’re working in a business environment or you’re starting your own business.

Can I learn business & management online?

Even though not all business & management takes place online, it’s easy to learn about both traditional and digital business strategies on the web. Our business courses are completely online and don’t require any in-person teaching, so you’re free to study whenever suits you. You can also learn from anywhere in the world, as long as you have access to a digital device.

Is it difficult to study business & management?

There are so many different areas of business & management, so you’ll probably find that you gel with some more than others. If you’re analytical, creative and business-minded, you shouldn’t have an issue grasping some of the challenging concepts.

Once you find the area of business that suits you and your skills, you’ll be able to focus on it and thrive within any company.

What are some big topics within business & management?

Business & management is extremely broad, and there are so many different aspects of it to consider. While you might find parts of it very difficult or boring, there might be a completely different area that you feel passionate about.

Some of the fundamental areas of business & management include business strategy, finance, marketing, CRM, project management, HR, data analytics, and entrepreneurship. Within these topics, there are even more specialities to explore.

How do I start a career in business & management?

The best way to start a career in business & management is by teaching yourself the fundamental skills and getting practical experience working in a business. Our online courses are a great opportunity to learn the basics before applying for junior business & management jobs and internships, where you’ll be able to continue your professional development.

You may also be interested in obtaining a degree related to your chosen profession - marketing, finance, management or general business degrees can all be useful and can increase your chances of promotion further down the line.

Meet the people who love 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."

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

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