online-courses covid 19

As we continue to work fro home if you find yourself with the luxury of more free time (sorry this doesn’t apply to parents with young kids!), why not consider exploring an online course? Put those commute-free hours to good use. We’ve rounded up a list of some fantastic free online-courses that may interest you and benefit you for years to come.

Some of these articles including understanding financial markets, all the way to understanding the act of learning itself. Here are 7 online-courses we recommend for you to experience:

Financial Markets

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This course gives you an understanding of the ideas, methods, and institutions involved in building an enterprise. It places an emphasis on financially-savvy leadership skills, an introduction into risk management, and more in order to understand the real-world functioning of insurance, the banking industry, etc. This course is for those who want a deeper understanding of what makes certain financial markets tick; how they function, how they pivot, and adapt and thrive.

Decision-Making and Scenarios

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Learning how to make better business decisions using data is a skill that is in great demand. This course will teach you to not only use data to structure decision making for the best results. By learning how to structure complex problems, you will be able to have a deeper understanding of how to make better decisions in the finance world. This course is for those who want to learn more about making sound decisions based on data and quantitative methods.

The Power of Team Culture

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Behind the success (and failure) behind any team, is culture. Culture dictates how people interact, how they feel, and whether or not it’s worth sticking around for the long run. With COVID-19, culture is more important than ever with team members being isolated from each other. This course details the staggering contribution by having a strong culture, the unimportant aspects that have the greatest impact, and the impact of having a cohesive company identity. This course is designed for those who want to elevate the company experience for their employees.

Introduction to Negotiation: A Strategic Playbook for Becoming a Principled and Persuasive Negotiator

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Saying you’re a good negotiator is not the best negotiation tactic: proving you are one is. This course is designed to teach you to become a better negotiator by utilizing a framework that dissects the act of negotiating. It will allow you to better predict, interpret, and shape the behavior of your competition and the situation you are in. The course also allows you to interact with other students using case studies based on real-world scenarios. This course is for those who want to become better negotiators and sharpen their silver tongue.

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

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Mindhsift is a particularly interesting course: it’s designed to help not only boost your career and how you perceive it but also change the way you look at your own life and the act of learning. It teaches you how to adapt to online learning, seek out mentors, how to avoid career ruts, and how to get the most out of your limited time here on earth. This course will teach you mental tools and insights to help you better understand what your true potential is and help you navigate your career path.

Introduction to Personal Branding

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Regardless of what your path your career may lead you down, personal branding and how you “sell” yourself determines how successful you’ll be on your career journey. This course teaches your the importance of having proper personal branding, how to create assets to help you stand out, and more importantly, how to maintain your desired image within your field. What makes this course unique is the emphasis on community and feedback between the professors and students for the duration of this course.

Learning How to Learn

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Recommended to me by our Head of Marketing and Product, Naomi, Learning How to Learn is a course that gives you access to learning techniques used by experts in music, art, literature, sports and anything else you can imagine. The courses also teaches memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and how to master tough subjects. This course is for those who want to change the way they think and how they approach learning as a whole. It structures learning in a way that will excite those who want to have an understanding of something new.

Do you have any courses you would recommend? Let me know in the comments below! (Because I’m tired of going on Reddit all the time).

About the Author

Robin Ghosh

Robin Ghosh is a Content Marketing Specialist at Clarity. He focuses on crafting unique, compelling narratives for brands and telling human stories. Robin is an experienced content producer with a Masters in Media Production and a love for video-games and film.


Clarity is a Finance and Accounting recruitment agency in Toronto and Vancouver offering Permanent, Project & Interim Staffing and Executive Search, with a focus in start-up and scale-up companies.

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