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Monday, December 24, 2007

8 Colleges and Universities Offering Free Accounting Courses Online

Looking to gain or expand your knowledge of accounting? Here's a list of
colleges and universities that offer free, high quality accounting courses

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (

a.. Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting Course
b.. Financial Accounting
c.. Taxes and Business Strategy

The MIT OpenCourseWare project makes graduate level accounting courses from
the MIT Sloan School of Management available to everyone. Online courses
consist of PDF lecture notes, reading lists and in some cases, quizzes and
examinations. No registration is required.

2. Open University of the UK (

a.. Introduction to the Context of Accounting
b.. Influences on Accounting Regulation Course
c.. Investment Risk

Britain's Open University is dedicated to providing a high quality
university education that is free for everyone. There are several accounting
courses offered through the project. All are comprehensive and easily
accessible from the site. No registration is required.

3. Carnegie Mellon University (

a.. Micro Economics Course

Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative provides everyone with
free access to online course books used in Carnegie Mellon's Micro Economics
course. Course books include text, graphing applets, tests, computer tutors
and virtual online experiments. Registration is not required, but is
recommended if you want to save your work as you progress through the

4. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (

a.. Accounting Courses

Kutztown University's Small Business Development Center offers four
different free accounting courses online. Courses range from intermediate to
advanced and include audio stream, high end graphics and interactive case
studies. Registration is required, but there is no charge.

5. University of Alaska - College of Business and Public Policy

a.. Accounting 201: Principles of Financial Accounting

Dr. Fred Barbee's Principles of Financial Accounting Course is an
introduction to financial accounting concepts and principles. The course is
free for everyone and includes access to homework assignments, practice
exams, PowerPoint slides, learning games and other course materials. No
registration is required.

6. University of California- Irvine (

a.. Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning Course

The University of California-Irvine offers one free course that may be of
interest to aspiring accountants who want to learn the basics of financial
planning. The comprehensive text-based course is accessible through the
school's website. No registration is required.

7. Gresham College (

a.. Financial Institutions, Regulation and Compliance
b.. 1,000 Years of Mathematics
c.. A Single Global Financial Market

Britain's Gresham College is well known for the free public lectures the
school's professors give in London. Thousands of these lectures are now
available online in streaming audio and video. RealPlayer is necessary to
play most of the free accounting lectures. Registration is not required.

8. Wikibooks (

a.. Introduction to Accountancy
b.. Principles of Accounting
c.. Double Entry

Wikibooks isn't a traditional university per se, but it is an educational
resource worth checking out. The Wikimedia community has a huge textbook
collection that is free to everyone. The accountancy collection is a great
place for beginners to start. No registration is required.

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