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Open Courseware - A List of Free Real Estate & Business Courses

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012

I have been promising to start a list of free real estate/business related courses via open courseware, but my laziness got the best of me. I finally got around to starting a list, which I hope others will add to, so we end up with a comprehensive list of classes that will help real estate investors (new and experienced alike) add to their educational base. A couple disclaimers/comments:

• I am not associated with any of the organizations (beyond taking a few of the courses)

• I have not taken all of the courses listed so I cannot guarantee their quality

• Please consider the timeframe of the courses, some are several years old and may contain antiquated information

• Please feel free to rate the courses so we can provide a list of outstanding resources

• There are many more courses out there…this is but a small sampling

Real Estate Specific:

Real Estate Economics – MIT

Real Estate Finance and Investment – MIT

Advanced Topics in Real Estate – MIT

Economics:

Principles of Microeconomics – MIT

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory – MIT

Intro to Statistical Methods in Economics – MIT

Advanced Microeconomic Theory (various levels) – MIT

Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (various levels) – MIT

Financial Markets - Yale

Accounting/Finance:

Intro to Financial and Managerial Acct – MIT

Creating Financial Projections – Kutztown

Managing Your Cash Flow – Kutztown

Analyzing Your Financial Rations - Kutztown

Other:

Law for the Entrepreneur and the Manager – MIT

Power in Negotiating – MIT

Intro to Project Management – UCal Irvine

Choosing a Legal Structure – Kutztown

Links:

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm  - MIT (look under social sciences and management)

http://oyc.yale.edu/economics - Yale

http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/?cat=7 – UCal Irvine

http://www.kutztownsbdc.org/course_listing.asp - Kutztown SBDC

 

Other resources:

http://onlineuniversityrankings2010.com/2010/open-edu-top-50-university-open-courseware-collections/ - Links to Open Courses


 


Comments (9)

  1. Tiny_1399578068-avatar-ghenkis

    James, we all get lazy from time to time so don’t sweat it. Moreover, thank you for producing this amazing list. I’ll be sure to give my feedback on any open courseware I take.


  2. Tiny_1399413127-avatar-ahchu

    Thanks for putting everything together.


  3. Tiny_1399603699-avatar-rstoltz

    thanks James....here's some free resources http://realestate.about.com/od/realestateinvesting/u/investing.htm http://realestate.about.com/od/professionaldevelopmen1/tp/online_courses.htm


  4. Tiny_1399605461-avatar-davemeyer

    Thanks for sharing James! Great resources here.


  5. Tiny_1417282639-avatar-spbcinvestments

    This is amazing information!!!! I'm so have to have found this page!


  6. Tiny_1399697107-avatar-apadilla

    Great info, thanks for sharing! Looking for courses that will help me analyze ARV correctly.


  7. No_avatar_tiny

    Another good one: applied real estate -Florida International University It doesn't cover anything on investing but the professor is a former real estate agent. Great for beginners


  8. No_avatar_tiny

    This is awesome. I've already started listening to lectures.


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