Posted almost 5 years ago

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

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


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


Intro to Financial and Managerial Acct – MIT

Creating Financial Projections – Kutztown

Managing Your Cash Flow – Kutztown

Analyzing Your Financial Rations - Kutztown


Law for the Entrepreneur and the Manager – MIT

Power in Negotiating – MIT

Intro to Project Management – UCal Irvine

Choosing a Legal Structure – Kutztown

Links:  - MIT (look under social sciences and management) - Yale – UCal Irvine - Kutztown SBDC 

Other resources: - Links to Open Courses


Comments (11)

  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's some free resources

    1. Tiny 1439350427 avatar ndeeb33

      Thank you, after three years the sites you recommended are still active and with up-to-date courses.

  4. Tiny 1399605461 avatar davemeyer

    Thanks for sharing James! Great resources here.

  5. No avatar tiny

    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. Tiny 1472474473 avatar thebum2469

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

  9. Tiny 1440935079 avatar erich27

    MIT info not easy to find with their drop downs.

    Here is the course info:

    Instructor(s);   Prof. William Wheaton

    MIT Course Number; 11.433J / 15.021J

    As Taught In; Fall 2008

    Level; Graduate

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