We all have financial goals and achieving them requires a solid understanding of how money works. With this series of finance and economics courses, you can discover what it takes to navigate volatile markets, understand the impact of the global economy, and learn how to cope with uncertainty—all of which can help you avoid expensive mistakes.
Get to know everything from the basics of how the stock market works to how the latest investment and financial news can impact your long-term goals with three courses that provide a fundamental introduction to finance.
- Money Management Skills
Learn the basic principles of money management with this course that teaches you how to build a financial plan to achieve your goals.
- An Economic History of the World since 1400
A renowned economic historian reveals the (sometimes surprising) ways money has shaped global politics, innovation, and discovery.
- Thinking like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making
Learn how to make smarter economic decisions in your professional and personal life by using the same practical principles and analytical tools employed by top economists.
Examine how national and international monetary policies shape banking by selecting two courses that dive into a global approach to economics.
- Capitalism vs. Socialism: Comparing Economic Systems
Professor Emeritus Edward F. Stuart takes you across three centuries to chart the history of modern economic thought and practice around the world.
- International Economic Institutions: Globalism vs. Nationalism
Trace the impact of international institutions on the global economy in this fascinating course taught by a noted economist.
- America and the New Global Economy
Discover how the world economy has changed in the last 50 years with this course that explains how the economies of each major region of the world have developed.
- Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are
Avoid costly mistakes and faux pas when traveling abroad with this course that helps anyone—businesspersons, tourists, and more—navigate other cultures.
Investigate the world of bull and bear markets, of hedge funds and small-cap stocks, of securities and net present value by picking three courses that cover a range of subjects and span the range of introductory to advanced topics.
- Understanding Investments
Take control of your financial destiny with this comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide to the basics of investing taught by a professor of Economics.
- How the Stock Market Works
Discover the opportunities and risks of stock investing with a course that explains why stocks rise and fall, and how you can invest without losing sleep.
- Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets
Take better advantage of the markets and build your personal wealth with this course that connects the larger world of finance to the everyday investment decisions you engage in.
- Advanced Investments
Deepen your understanding of the financial markets with this course that teaches you to manage risk, seize opportunities, and balance active and passive strategies.
- Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know
An economist and award-winning professor leads you in a panoramic exploration of our monetary and financial systems, their inner workings, and their crucial role and presence in your world.
- The Art of Investing: Lessons from History's Greatest Traders
An award-winning professor reveals the secrets of the most successful financial investors in history.
- Critical Business Skills for Success
Get a comprehensive guide to the five disciplines—strategy, operations, finance and accounting, organizational behavior, and marketing—taught in every MBA.
Explore fundamental concepts in mathematical fields by choosing two courses that focus on the tools that everyday investors use to make the best possible investments.
- Unexpected Economics
Utilize economic thinking to illuminate a wide range of topics not typically understood to be economic in nature—from how we choose a mate to why we vote the way we do.
- Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide
Gain a deeper awareness of how you make decisions, and what steps you can take to make better ones, improving both your financial future and your overall happiness.
- The Economics of Uncertainty
Learn how to cope with economic uncertainty and risk in these 24 advice-filled lectures from a master economist.
- Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R
Learn to tame data by learning statistics using the R programming language, taught by an award-winning and innovative educator.
- What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear
Explore the fundamental concepts and fascinating applications of probability in this fun and engaging course by an award-winning mathematician.
- Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond
Learn how to apply the precepts of game theory to help you make better decisions at work, home, or anywhere with this highly useful course taught by an award-winning professor.
- Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear
Learn how to understand statistical information and the role it plays in everything from political polls to stock performances in this course taught by a professor of Mathematics.