Was your Accounting, Finance, or Economics Professor Terrible? Head to MIT

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Hey WSO,

Do you ever wish you could get notes and problems to brush up on your Economics, Accounting, or Corporate Finance skills? Or do you need to learn more about Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice for the upcoming biotech merger?

Well, thanks to MIT, all this is available online, for free.

Over the past ten years, MIT has put some 2100 courses online, through its commitment to the Open Courseware Constortium. The Open Courseware (OCW) consortium is a group of international universities who are placing the content of their courses online.

Lecture notes, PowerPoint slides, projects, practice problems, tests, and even online textbooks are available. Not every class has a complete array of material online, but most have lecture notes and practice problems. The best part of MIT's OCW is the large number of graduate courses available. Have you ever wondered what an MBA course is like? Well, the syllabus, lectures, and assignments are waiting for you.

Every year MIT, and the other members of the OCW consortium, upload additional courses and content to their websites. This vault of information continues to grow, and is available to anyone with an internet connection.

Courses I'm Interested in:

Take a peak, do some reading, and educate yourself.

See you next week,
Jake

Edit: Fixed Links.

Comments (12)

Jun 11, 2012

Thanks for posting this. Recently switched from Civil Engineering to Economics and needed to brush up on my macro.

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Jun 11, 2012

wish they issued some kind of diploma/certificate

Jun 11, 2012
turtles:

wish they issued some kind of diploma/certificate

Coursera(Stanford, UMich, Princeton, Penn) issues certificates. I'm not sure how many courses they have yet.

Jun 11, 2012

links are broken

Jun 12, 2012
low_key:

links are broken

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Jun 12, 2012
low_key:

links are broken

Fixed. Thanks for pointing this out. Something about copy/paste from MS word messed up the " " in the a href=.

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Jun 11, 2012

Awesome! I will DEFINATELY look into to this! Thanks for the information!

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Jun 11, 2012

If game theory interests you, there are 20+ lectures from Yale posted online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM3rTU927io
And here's a course by Robert Shiller I watched.. kind of basic, but interesting nonetheless (he invites several notable guests to speak as well):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3aHciiVdvQ
Glad to see these top-tier schools and many others chose to share some of their courses with the world

Jun 12, 2012

MIT > Coursera. Way more courses. Can't wait to take a couple and compare to kahnacademy. Anyone know of any others?

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Jun 12, 2012
historiclegend:

MIT > Coursera. Way more courses. Can't wait to take a couple and compare to kahnacademy. Anyone know of any others?

*Khanacademy

Jun 12, 2012

Many lectures are also available on iTunes U.

The benefits of MIT's OCW and the OCW Consortium is that they place problem sets and even exams online. To quote a cliche,

big cliche:

practice makes perfect.

You guys like case studies? Did some more digging through the MIT OCW, found MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources.

Case Studies in the Following Areas:

  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Innovation
  • System Dynamics
  • Leadership
  • Operations Management
  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • The Business of Sustainability
  • The World Economy

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Jun 13, 2012
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