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Take free online business administration courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn business administration from top universities and institutions around the world on edX!

Take free online business administration courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn business administration from top universities and institutions around the world on edX!

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What Is Business Administration?

Business administration is the management of all aspects of a business's performance, decisions, and organization. It includes the day to day operations, aspects of the business including finances and human resources, and ensures the company stays aligned to the goal or mission. In today's businesses, it also means making critical decisions about a business's information systems, being up to date on modern information systems, and leading companies through change because of technology adoption.

Learn Business Administration

Business administration sometimes requires a degree, but it also requires a heavy dose of real-world experience to lead. You'll need an understanding of organizational behavior, managerial accounting, and excellent problem-solving skills. Choosing Business Administration as a career path gives you an excellent way to the business world. You'll need courses and certifications to show that you're ready to take on leading the day to day business operations, with a master's in business administration (MBA) degree being a widespread educational path.

Business Administration Courses And Certifications

edX can help you gain knowledge and understanding in multiple aspects of business administration through partnerships with leading institutions. You can take UP Valencia's IT for Business Professionals to gain a clear understanding of how technological innovation impacts your organization, for example, or build your expertise in specific fields such as Music Business with Berklee or healthcare administration with Doane. EdX can also help you master aspects of business administration including Organizational Culture and Change offered in partnership with Doane. You can master the fundamentals of analytics with Data Science For Executives, a professional education program offered by Columbia. Other courses offer operations management, build your skills in supply chain management, and help you with resource management. You can also learn project management best practices including Agile and Scrum and financial accounting for multiple business types. Whether your organization is a small business or an international business, courses from have everything you need to prepare for leadership.

Ignite Your Career in Business Administration

Business administration degree programs and courses are excellent options for gaining the type of experience you'll need to be an effective leader within your organization. Business management requires expertise in all aspects of your organization, so make sure you set yourself up for success with access to classes taught by real-world experts. Career opportunities are plentiful as businesses move to the future. Decision making relies more on big data, regulations stretch across borders, and the world of social media unites people around the globe. It's time to understand your organization's goals, have the communication skills to see them through, and develop hands-on experience with your leadership.