Financial Management OpenCourseWare Tutorial Rankings
There are a large number of colleges, universities and websites that provide free financial management education. Here is a list of some of the best financial management courses and tutorials on the web. Schools offering Financial Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.
- Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting
- Financial Management Course
- Entrepreneurial Finance Course
- Corporate Finance and Financial Markets Course
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers more than just tutorials--the renowned school provides full undergraduate and graduate level courses in financial management at no charge to self-learners around the world. Most courses include lectures, assignments, reading lists, exams and multimedia elements.
#2 The Financial Management Training Center
The Financial Management Training Center, based out of Washington D.C., provides 20 free financial management courses. Short versions of the course can be taken online and longer versions can be downloaded to your computer in a variety of formats. Some of the topics that are covered include financial planning and forecasting, cash flow management, and capital budgeting.
#3 University of Texas at San Antonio
Maintained by the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Institute for Economic Development offers more than one dozen free tutorials and workshops to people who want to learn more about financial management. The free education modules cover a wide range of topics, including balance sheets, budgets, cash flow, contracts, pricing, profits and profitability.
#4 Kutztown University
Kutztown University's Small Business Development Center provides free online training to new managers and businesses via the SBDC website. There are eight courses that relate to financial management. Most contain multimedia elements and last between 45 minutes and three hours.
#5 University of California at Irvine
UC Irvine offers several free courses through their OpenCourseWare program. The free finance course is deigned for people who want to learn how to manage personal finance versus business finances. It is a very good course for anyone who wants to start with the basics.
#6 Utah State University
Financial management and economics go hand in hand. Utah State University offers several free courses through their OpenCourseWare program for people who want to learn more. Courses include a lot of different materials, including lectures, assignments and tests.
#7 Suite 101
- Managing Your Money
- Investing 101
- Grant and Proposal Writing
Suite 101 has a number of free finance courses, articles and other resources on their site. All of the courses and tutorials are text-based and most consist of four lessons.
#8 Learn That
- Budgeting Tutorials
- Finance Tutorials
- Personal Finance Tutorials
Learn That offers hundreds of free finance-related tutorials, article and courses online. Nearly every financial management topic imaginable is covered and a searchable database makes it easy to find what you are looking for.
#9 University of Alaska
The University of Alaska's Dr. Fred Barbee provides great course materials online from his Principles of Financial Accounting course. Materials include power point slides, assignments, practice exams and other useful resources.
#10 Free Management Library
The Free Management Library has a wonderful tutorial for non-profits who want to learn the basics of financial management. This comprehensive guide is text-based and includes information on everything from bookkeeping and financial statements to budgets and cash flow management.
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