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6 edX Courses That Can Change Your Financial Future — Led by the World’s Top Professors, For Free

6 Edx Courses That Can Change Your Financial Future Led By The Worlds Top Professors For Free

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Ashley Dull

Written by: Ashley Dull

Ashley Dull

Ashley has overseen content and public relations on CardRates.com since 2015. She has worked closely with the world’s largest banks and financial institutions, up-and-coming fintech companies, and press and news outlets to curate comprehensive content and media campaigns. Her credit card commentary is featured on national media outlets that include CNBC, MarketWatch, Investopedia, and Reader's Digest, among others.

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In a Nutshell: edX.org is an innovative online learning destination where anyone can access free classes taught by professors from the finest universities, colleges and educational institutions in the world. Out of 48 courses in the economics and finance space, and 582 current offerings overall, we’ve narrowed down the best of the best for individuals who want to improve their financial literacy and reach their monetary goals.

If advice and guidance from world-renowned experts in the finance, economic and accounting industries were free, do you think more people would have better control over their finances? The folks at edX.org certainly think so, which is why they created an online learning destination for anyone with an internet connection to gain greater access to higher education, whether within finance or any other topic of interest.

The edX logoEdX is a free, collaborative venture founded by Harvard and MIT that offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to anyone, anywhere, from only the best professors, universities and institutions around the world. Founded in May of 2012, edX currently offers 582 courses at last count, with 48 in the economics and finance space.

We explored these courses and picked our favorites based on the syllabus and subject matter of each, and edX Director of Communications, Nancy Moss, was kind enough to speak with us about the ways individuals can utilize what they learn to improve their finances.

“Anything that you can do to educate yourself about finance is going to help you with your own monetary goals, be it personal or for your business. These courses are taught by experts from a variety of different financial perspectives,” she said.

Links to Our Favorite Courses

You can use the navigation links below to jump right into the courses, or scroll below to read our brief summary about how edX evolved into an industry leader in the online learning movement.

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