3 Free Mini Courses for Analysts and Managers

We have selected several free courses on the popular educational Internet resource coursera.org. All courses created in such way that really interested student not give up.

Python and Statistics for Financial Analysis

This course will not give you enough skills to work in python. However, it will able to serve as a good introduction and will help you better navigate the analytics tools. You will receive all course materials free of charge. But you have to pay for the certificate (if you need one). The course is designed for four weeks. You only need to study for an hour a week. Course outline: Week 1. Visualizing and Munging Stock Data; Week 2. Random variables and distribution; Week 3. Sampling and Inference; Week 4. Linear Regression Models for Financial Analysis. The course is held under the auspices of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Innovation Management

The course will help you understand the definition of innovation management. It explains how a company should bring in new business models and get new products and services to the market. Student will also learn the tools for implementing innovation projects. The course will go on nine week. Study materials are free. The course is held with the methodological support of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). One is Europe’s leading business schools, and ranked among the top three for research.

Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

A course is very interesting and really useful. It will not improve professional skills, but the course will make your mind work differently. The author explains the importance of the course, that the key to success in school math is to learn to think inside-the-box. In contrast, a key feature of mathematical thinking is thinking outside-the-box – a valuable ability in today’s world. This course helps to develop that crucial way of thinking. There is no fee to participate in the program. Course is provided Stanford University. Its duration is 4 weeks. You will need to practice no more than four hours each week.