Academia and Careers

Wharton First-Year MBA Courses

Whether you’re looking to explore accounting or build a foundation for future academic or career pursuits, these courses, taught by faculty from one of the top business schools in the world, can provide you with the fundamentals of business and management.

The Wharton MBA Foundation Series
  • An Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • An Introduction to Operations Management
  • An Introduction to Marketing
  • An Introduction to Corporate Finance

Join the more than 695,000 students from all around in the world who have already enrolled in a Wharton course, as well as explore business-related offerings  from our other university partners.

As with other Coursera offerings, you can take all of the courses in the series for free. If you’re especially interested in putting them on your resume, you can earn a Verified Certificate  that shows you’ve mastered each course’s material.

Coursera is an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Our technology enables our partners to teach millions of students rather than hundreds.

Classes offered on Coursera are designed to help you master the material. When you take one of our classes, you will watch lectures taught by world-class professors, learn at your own pace, test your knowledge, and reinforce concepts through interactive exercises. When you join one of our classes, you'll also join a global community of thousands of students learning alongside you. We know that your life is busy, and that you have many commitments on your time. Thus, our courses are designed based on sound pedagogical foundations, to help you master new concepts quickly and effectively. Key ideas include mastery learning, to make sure that you have multiple attempts to demonstrate your new knowledge; using interactivity, to ensure student engagement and to assist long-term retention; and providing frequent feedback, so that you can monitor your own progress, and know when you've really mastered the material.

We offer courses in a wide range of topics, spanning the Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and many others. Whether you're looking to improve your resume, advance your career, or just learn more and expand your knowledge, we hope there will be multiple courses that you find interesting.

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