A to Z of the best free learning resources and tools?


The resources and websites listed below are just a sample of the learning resources that are available.  It is focused on online educational resources but and features business training and insight.  If you know of any I have missed please let me know, so that they can be added.


  • 12Manage – e-Learning community on management; online encyclopaedia on management models, concepts and ideas
  • 99u – short video ‘talks’ from business leaders (see also the better known TED below)
  • 100 awesome blogs for your business education – blogs come from such influential voices as business school professors, successful entrepreneurs, and other authorities
  • 100 best management learning sites – Presentation on Slideshare
  • 2WayTrust – a few free resources on leadership and improving performance
  • 5min Business – coaching, economy, marketing, sales, etc, videos tagged with “business”


  • About.com: Management – management resources
  • ACAS – e-learning: from conflict resolution to handling redundancy. Recommended
  • ALISON – essential skills training online, free to individual learners
  • AllBusiness – Simple solutions, powerful advice  – videos, podcasts, etc (mostly free)



  • BBC learning – a selection of free online learning on popular topics well beyond the workplace
  • Bean Counting 101 – free online accounting course for non-accountants
  • Bookboon – free online books on a range of topics. Recommended.
  • BricksorClicks.com – Strategy game that puts you in the role of a CEO of a toy company
  • Businessballs – Free career help, business training, organisational development – inspirational, innovative ideas, materials, exercises, tools, templates – free and fun
  • Business Bookmall – Free Business Textbooks
  • Business Management Daily – free reports on business, management, leadership, communication, etc



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  • Gazillionaire – award-winning simulation game. Explore new worlds, build your business, and make a fortune
  • GCF – learn the basics of the internet
  • getAbstract – business book summaries in PDF format, some free
  • GoogleSearch – Google search tips
  • GuruOnline – free valuable advice covering crucial business related topics broken down into easy-to-absorb, instantly streamed videos



  • Industry Player – business game. You are the CEO of a multinational industry holding. Your success depends entirely on your management skills
  • Informatist – extremely popular online business simulation game offers you the perfect environment to play and learn business skills that will stand you in good stead in the real world. It’s great for novices as well as experts
  • INSEAD Knowledge – articles, videos and podcasts
  • Intute: Business Management – provides free access to high-quality resources on the Internet
  • isnare.com: Business Management – Thousands of free articles
  • Khan Academy – free educational resources, micro lectures and video tutorials


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  • Management Tip of the Day – daily email from Harvard Business Publishing
  • MBAVid.com – Daily MBA video lectures for Free
  • MindTools – toolkit, videos, bite-sized learning and plenty other useful resources
  • MIT Open Course Ware – Sloan School of Management open courses
  • MOOClist – a list of free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); see also FutureLearn


  • OCW Consortium – one of the largest sources of online courses. Recommended
  • OEDB – open education database
  • OpenLearn – business and management resources from the Open University
  • OU on iTunesU – the Open University on iTunes U
  • Open2Study – good selection of courses from Australian universities
  • Open Yale Courses – Department of Economics – offers courses for both specialists and non-specialists alike




  • Scopulus – This site is a gateway for business information and resources for the business professional who wants to get it right first time
  • Skill Pill – Mobile learning for your phone or tablet, look out for the Management Shortcuts in particular
  • Slideshare business – presentations tagged with ”business”
  • Stanford University – Stanford upcoming courses


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  • Webcasts/courses at Berkeley – a number free online business-related courses/webcasts from University of California at Berkeley
  • Work911 – free management and business articles




  1. Amazing! I’ve bookmarked this and will definitely be checking some of these out. Coursera is another great website for learning things and it’s free as long as you don’t want a certificate.


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