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14 Free Courses for Techies to Succeed in Business

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You might be great at programming, but how are your business skills? Check out these 14 recommended courses to help jump start your success.

  1. Leadership for Engineers from TU Delft: Learn how to effectively lead in a technology-driven world, define your personal leadership journey, and make your career choices.
  2. Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies from Harvard: Explore how entrepreneurship and innovation tackle complex social problems in emerging economies.
  3. Evaluating Designs with Users from University of Michigan: Learn how to design, run, and analyze usability tests to help improve user experience.
  4. Digital Transformation Strategy from Boston University: Strategies for driving business success in the new digital economy.
  5. Digital Strategy and Action from Babson: Learn how elite leaders conceive and execute strategies that drive the world’s fastest growing digital companies.
  6. Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel from Microsoft: Gain a solid understanding of statistics and basic probability, using Excel, and build on your data analysis and data science foundation.
  7. Contracts from Harvard: Contracts are a part of our everyday life, arising in collaboration, trust, promise and credit. How are contracts formed? What makes a contract enforceable? What happens when one party breaks a promise?
  8. Understanding the Collaborators from Microsoft: Learn the foundational techniques, tools, and practices to successfully collaborate with team members and customers.
  9. Business Communications from University of British Columbia: Learn how to communicate effectively in a business setting: understand diverse audiences and build sound arguments.
  10. Digital Branding and Engagement from Curtin University: Learn how to increase brand engagement through the creation and distribution of content using an owned digital channel approach.
  11. Marketing Fundamentals: Who Is Your Customer? from Babson: Learn key marketing concepts to implement customer acquisition strategies to find the right customers and grow your business.
  12. Family Business — Strategy Essentials from University of British Columbia: Learn how to manage the complex dynamics of a family business and sustain your enterprise into future generations.
  13. Marketing Analytics: Marketing Measurement Strategy from Berkeley: Learn best approaches and practices for marketing measurement, including how to use metrics to measure success.
  14. Global Marketing Strategy from Thunderbird: Understand how to assess global market opportunities and challenges while developing successful global marketing strategies.

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