The ActionMBA is a self-guided learning program to master all the essential skills, best practices and ideas to achieve maximum impact with our businesses and careers. Whether you are a non-profit, artist, author or entrepreneur, there are common skills and knowledge we all must master to get our ideas to the largest possible audience.

The ActionMBA is about systematically identifying and mastering all of those skills … [ Read more ]

The Pocket MBA Portable App

Calling all business students and students of business: Pocket MBA shrinks a complete MBA coursebook to iPhone size. The app originally sells for $29.99, but you can get the lite version for free from the iTunes App Store.

Based on the work of Jae K. Shim (co-author of “The Vest-Pocket MBA”), Pocket MBA covers topics ranging from Business Strategy to Economics to Information Technology.

In each of … [ Read more ]


QuickMBA is an online knowledge resource for business administration. Our goal is to help you to quickly find the business knowledge you need, when you need it, wherever you may be. Topics are presented as frameworks and summaries in the various subjects of business administration, as taught in the world’s top MBA programs.

University of the People (UoPeople)

University of the People (UoPeople) is the world’s first tuition-free, online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality, low-cost and global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring university level studies within reach of millions of people across the world. With the support of respected academics, humanitarians and other visionaries, … [ Read more ]

MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR)

MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR) is a collection of teaching materials, including case studies, simulations, deep dives, and industry, business and country overviews that MIT Sloan provides as a free teaching resource open and available to the world. Similar to the course syllabi and materials found on MIT’s OpenCourseWare site, these materials carry a creative commons license allowing them to be downloaded, copied and … [ Read more ]

MIT OpenCourseWare » Sloan School of Management

MIT’s OpenCourseWare is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT’s mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century.

* Is a publication of MIT course materials
* Does not require any registration
* Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
* Does not provide access to MIT … [ Read more ]

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy

The manifestation of one of the most influential modern educational theories, the 6,900 entries in this major new reference work form the touchstone of what it means to be not only just a literate American but an active citizen in our multicultural democracy.

Editor’s Note: not business-related but useful for educational purposes (we all should be continually learning, right?). Topics covered include:
1. … [ Read more ]

Management Reading (The Economist)

This Economist section features “What’s In The Journals” which offers a regular wrap-up and commentary on leading articles from a number of business journals. You can also find book reviews and abstracts.

Editor’s Note: my only fault with this site is that there is no corresponding email newsletter so you have to remember to regularly visit the site…

Jim Harrison has created a free online business tutoring service that is conducted entirely through email. Each one-on-one session is intended to enhance the student’s understanding in areas of business. Use this site for help on starting your paper or you can submit your paper via email for review.

Editor’s Note: I really don’t know what to make of this service and as I have … [ Read more ]

‘Learning for free at your own pace and in your own time’ is the motto of this intelligent and easy-to-use site with the devilishly long name. The site covers a variety of topics from motivation to corporate culture to team building. Its design is simple and clear, with logical cross-links that lead to related topics and references, making for efficient navigation. The glossary is a … [ Read more ]


ebrary (which develops software and services for the secure online delivery of copyrighted content) recently partnered with consumer-education site Learning Network to deliver business and economics books over the Web. Just download the InfoTools software and set up an account, and you can freely browse, view and search books and other documents from leading publishers. Find exactly what you want by searching the full text … [ Read more ]

Kellogg-Recanati Executive MBA Handbook

This website exemplifies the cooperative nature of MBAs (as opposed to the stereotypical hyper-competitive view). It summarises 27 courses from the prestigious Kellogg-Recanati International Executive MBA program (Israel). All content has been reviewed and approved by the professors of all 27 courses. Each course summary has a 1-page Summary and a multi-page detailed coverage. Best of all – it’s completely free.

Pepe’s Pizza Parlour

A practical lesson in account management from BizEd, Pizza Package provides “both underpinning knowledge and practical worksheets which when complete can provide primary evidence for a portfolio.” Users of this tutorial will explore the accounts of the fictitious Pepe’s Pizza Parlour to learn how to manage each kind of account including trial balance, depreciation, and the balance sheets. Biz/Ed is an English site, so all … [ Read more ]

The 2001 Finance Education Special Report

Finance education and training is the key to building any superior finance team. Whether it’s sending seasoned finance executives or even CFOs to professional development courses, creating custom finance training programs for nonfinance managers, or sending young hires to executive MBA programs, boosting the financial knowledge of the organization can have a direct impact on the bottom line. This month separates the fact from … [ Read more ]

Book-keeping and Accounting Interactive Tutor (BAIT)

The Book-keeping and Accounting Interactive Tour (BAIT), from Biz/Ed, is a helpful collection of exercises for bookkeeping students of all levels. BAIT suggests that students use these worksheets as supplementary lessons to formal accounting classes. Six interactive worksheets on accounting principles offer fill-in-the-blank activities on topics including the accounting equation; double-entry for assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses; and accruals and prepayments. After completing each … [ Read more ]

Electronic Statistics Textbook

This full-text statistics textbook from the StatSoft software company covers the basic concepts of statistics as well as more complex aspects. Download a .zip file so you can use it on your PC without being connected to the Internet or access it online.

Introduction to Options

Online course in options consisting of 6 chapters and a quiz:
1. Comparing Forward, Futures and Options
2. Options Basics
3. Basic Options Pricing
4. Structure and Functioning of an Options Exchange
5. Hedging
6. Trading Strategies

Jointly developed by the International Finance & Commodities Institute (IFCI) and Axone Services & Développement S.A.

Oxford School of Learning

The Oxford School of Learning provides a selection of free tutorials on business and economics. Daily updated case studies and question sets are available. Each question set offers a short piece on a newsworthy topic followed by several thought-provoking questions. Case studies are presented in the same format with questions at the end. The Notes section includes a glossary, as well as information on a … [ Read more ]

Ninth House Network

Recently named among the “Best of The Web” in corporate training by Forbes Magazine, Ninth House Network provides one of the leading broadband e-learning environments for organizational development. Partnering with respected business thought leaders such as Tom Peters, Ken Blanchard, Larraine Segil, Peter Senge and others, transformation is the keyword for the services and products Ninth House offers. All are geared to help companies achieve … [ Read more ]