Massive Open Online Courses or simply MOOC are courses available to anyone and are meant to help you expand your knowledge and enrich your education. oikos has put together this collection of currently available courses by various institutions around the globe and categorized them.
There are courses on various topics from different perspectives and countries centered around sustainability, leadership, management and more.
All courses featured here are completely free.
- Management Leadership
- Self Leadership
- Sustainable Business
- Local Sustainability
Leadership Theory: The Basics
On this leadership course, you will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of leadership, different styles of leadership and their respective strengths and weaknesses.
You will have the opportunity to learn the differences between management and leadership and will investigate in detail the ethical issues that surround the issue of leadership.
Duration: 2 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: Coventry University | Find out more and apply HERE.
Educational Leadership: Working for Good
Leaders in schools, colleges, and nurseries have a responsibility to put education first despite being bound by standardisation and the business mindset of policy creation. On this course, you will feel empowered to rethink your understanding of how leadership is created and the ways it can benefit your students and colleagues…
Duration: 3 weeks(4hrs per week) | University: University of Manchester | Find out more and apply HERE.
The Essence of Leadership: Explorations from Literature
What does it mean to lead by example? Enter the world of classic literature and explore different aspects of leadership embodied by strong, and sometimes quirky characters and complex situations that pose dilemmas.
Duration: 7 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore | Find out more and apply HERE.
Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
The digital age is dramatically reshaping the rules for organizational success. The new context demands renewal of your capabilities and development of different mindsets. In this course, you’ll learn the different components of emotional intelligence at work. For example, you’ll learn how you can work effectively in teams, build cooperative relationships with your key stakeholders, exercise effective influence, handle difficult conversations, and create energy and enthusiasm to foster meaningful change. Our modules will begin with powerful stories that are illustrative of typical challenges faced by front-line leaders. We’ll analyze the case illustration using the ideas from emotional intelligence theory, and highlight the key lessons that you should take away in terms of mindsets and skills that you should master to distinguish yourself as a leader.
Duration: 4 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: Indian School of Business | Find out more and apply HERE.
Compassionate Leadership Through Service Learning with Jane Goodall and Roots & Shoots
Join us for an action-oriented online teacher professional development course! This course will teach participants how to identify and implement a local service-learning campaign using the Roots & Shoots program model. The service learning curriculum equips participants with teacher resources to discover the differences between service-learning and community service, and apply the Roots & Shoots model to help youth have a voice in identifying and addressing needs in their community.
Duration: 5 weeks(4hrs per week) | University: University of Colorado Boulder | Find out more and apply HERE.
Conversations with Global Leaders: Leading on Sustainable Development
Interact with global leaders LIVE and hear their perspectives on the Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Duration: 6 weeks(2-4hrs per week) | University: SDGAcademyX | Find out more and apply HERE.
Leadership Through Social Influence
This course will provide learners with a systematic general framework for analyzing persuasive influence situations. Learners will be able to identify different challenges faced by persuaders and to fashion appropriate strategies for addressing those challenges. The broad goal is to provide learners with not only an extensive persuasion tool kit, but also with an understanding of how different tools are useful in different situations. Specifically, the course will address four broad topics: strategies for influencing people’s personal attitudes; strategies for affecting social factors influencing behavior; strategies for affecting people’s perceived ability to undertake the desired behavior; and strategies for inducing people to act on their existing intentions.
Duration: 4 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: NorthWestern University | Find out more and apply HERE.
Leardership in the 21st century organizations
Meet Jim Barton, the new CEO of Santa Monica Aerospace. Jim’s job won’t be easy: the company’s hemorrhaging cash, struggling to regain investors’ trust after an accounting scandal, and striving to transform its culture to become a more global competitor. In this course, you’ll travel with Jim as he takes on leadership challenges ranging from strategy execution, to inspiring people, to maintaining an ethical approach. Experts agree that twentieth-century leadership practices are inadequate for the stormy twenty-first-century present. This provocative course equips you with the insights you’ll need to rise with the occasion of a rapidly shifting business landscape…
Duration: 5 weeks(4hrs per week) | University: Copenhagen Business School | Find out more and apply HERE.
Coaching Learning, Leadership and Change:Conversations That Inspire
Coaching can inspire and motivate people to learn, change, and be effective leaders, among other roles in life. Although most attempts are “coaching for compliance” (coaching someone to your wishes or expectations), decades of behavioral and neuroscience research show us that “coaching with compassion” (coaching someone to their dreams and desires) is more effective.
Duration: 5 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: Case Western Reserve University | Find out more and apply HERE.
Building Your Leadership Skills
When taking this course, you will raise your own self-awareness and gain self-confidence for a better leadership.
You will discover a new approach to leadership based on trust and sense.
The “Savoir-Relier” leadership, a new approach of leadership, taught to HEC MBA’s student and top executives, enables better team leadership and encourages relationships between people in spite of their differences of opinion…
Duration: 3 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: HEC Paris | Find out more and apply HERE.
High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation
Are leaders born or made? Learn the essential skills to develop and expand your leadership repertoire, design teams for collaboration, and craft win-win negotiation strategies. High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation focuses on leadership, teamwork, and negotiation. Students will engage in self-assessments to analyze their leadership style, develop team charters to optimize their groups, and develop a game plan for effective negotiation.
Duration: 3 weeks(5hrs per week) | University: NorthWestern University | Find out more and apply HERE.
Leading the Life You Want
Pursue a meaningful life and improve your performance as a leader. Taught by acclaimed Wharton professor, best-selling author, and former Ford Motor Company executive and head of its Leadership Development Center, Stew Friedman, Leading the Life You Want provides you with the skills you need to lead in all four domains of your life: at work, at home, in the community, and in your private self (mind, body, and spirit)…
Duration: 4 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: Wharton University of Pennsylvania | Find out more and apply HERE.
Understanding Diversity and Inclusion
Learn how to create a more inclusive world
Many things contribute to an individual’s identity, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, appearance, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, education, and political beliefs. These things, and more, are what make each of us different. So how can we learn to embrace these differences, and celebrate them? Or to put it in a different way – how can we explore and welcome diversity?
Duration: 3 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: Purdue University | Find out more and apply HERE.
Understanding Gender Inequality
Gender equality and the empowerment of women is a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, and has been thrust into the spotlight with the recent #MeToo movement and HeForShe campaign.
On this course, you will understand the nature and consequences of gender inequality at work, in the family context, and in the media. You will also address what has been done to challenge gender inequality, and what still needs to happen in the future…
Duration: 4 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: University of Exeter | Find out more and apply HERE.
The Right to Education: Breaking Down the Barriers
Number 4 on the the UN’s list of global universal sustainable development goals (SDG) is “Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning”. Despite this, 59 million primary-school age children were out of school in 2013. So, does education for all, really mean all? What are the barriers to participating in education? How do you include “all” in the classroom? This online course will answer these and other questions, and help you join the movement to get children the world over into education.
Duration: 3 weeks(4hrs per week) | University: University of Glasgow | Find out more and apply HERE.
Landscape Leadership: Catalyse Sustainable Development in Landscapes
Learn how to become a landscape leader! Get the skills to mobilise human resources, manage and resolve conflict and facilitate and motivate stakeholders to achieve SDG-focused sustainable change.
Duration: 4 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: Wageningen University | Find out more and apply HERE.
Women in Leadership: Inspiring Positive Change
This course aims to inspire and empower women and men across the world to engage in purposeful career development and take on leadership for important causes—to lead change with more conviction and confidence—and improve our workplaces and communities for all. By offering more complex understandings of issues related to professional women and work, the course will help you increase self-knowledge about your own values and vision, as well as enhance your capabilities as a leader, manager, and team contributor. We will examine the opportunities, challenges, trade-offs, and organizational dynamics experienced by women in work organizations, as well as reflect on and practice effective individual behaviors.
Duration: 5 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: Case Western Reserve University | Find out more and apply HERE.
Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age
Communication has changed! The traditional rules for speaking and presenting, meeting coordination, influencing people, negotiating and selling ideas no longer apply in a world of skype, messenger, video and teleconference. This course will act as an overview on several concepts each of which could be a course of their own and our goal is to give you tools that you can practice and perfect on your own.
Duration: 6 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: University of Toronto | Find out more and apply HERE.
Leading With Effective Communication (Inclusive Leadership Training)
What does it take to inspire others, promote a novel idea, or even have a difficult conversation? How can you position yourself as a leader through inclusive communication? How do you know that the message you are intending to send is what is being received? Join Catalyst experts to explore this topic and the important role communication plays in inclusive leadership…
Duration: 4 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: CatalystX | Find out more and apply HERE.
[FR]Animer une séance collaborative
La complexité du monde et la volonté sociétale de participation à la décision, nous conduisent à nous interroger sur les modalités d’un management plus collaboratif.
Le mode commande/contrôle trouve ses limites et il est important de créer les pratiques d’un fonctionnement innovant et collaboratif…
Duration: 2 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: ESSEC Business School | Find out more and apply HERE.
Get Creative with People to Solve Problems
Find effective resolutions to digital problems using design thinking
Design thinking is a particular type of problem-solving based around the principle of user-centred design.
The five stages are: understand the problem, devise a sample solution, improve that solution, test the solution, review the outcome.
On this course, you’ll learn why this method of thinking is effective, how to use it, and which jobs use the process.
You’ll also become familiar with how to collect the right information and data to prove a solution can work in the real world.
Duration: 2 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: University of Leeds | Find out more and apply HERE.
Learn what it takes to become an innovation leader in the 21st Century from former Medtronic Chair & CEO Professor Bill George, as he teaches you the concepts, tools and practical tips needed for innovation leadership.
Duration: 6 weeks(5hrs per week) | University: Georgia Tech | Find out more and apply HERE.
Creativity, Innovation, and Change
Let’s keep making history together – over and over!
In 2013 and 2014, over 200,000 people from more than 190 countries came together in this MOOC to explore creativity, innovation, and change.
What did we DO?
We discovered creative uniqueness through Creative Diversity.
We used Intelligent Fast Failure to build innovative skills.
We applied CENTER principles to drive personal change.
And we implemented value creation skills to initiate lasting change…
Duration: 4 weeks(5hrs per week) | University: Penn State | Find out more and apply HERE.
Leading Transformative Change in Education
Develop a comprehensive plan for increasing your personal leadership capacity to effect meaningful change now and into the future.
Duration: 4 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: University of Newcastle | Find out more and apply HERE.
Leaders of Learning
Explore and understand your own theories of learning and leadership. Gain the tools to imagine and build the future of learning.
Duration: 10 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: Harvard University | Find out more and apply HERE.
University Teaching is an introductory course in teaching and learning in tertiary education, designed by staff at the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Hong Kong.
With input from instructors, guests and interviewees, including teaching award winners, students, and experts in the fields, you will be exposed to research evidence in relation to effective university teaching and practical instructional design strategies. You will also be exposed to multiple examples of effective teaching, and hear the views of teachers whose teaching has been judged to be excellent…
Duration: 4 weeks(4hrs per week) | University: University of Hong Kong | Find out more and apply HERE.
AI for Leaders
….don’t get left behind. Enroll in the first self directed AI program for leaders to advance your career and company.
Duration: 4 weeks(5hrs per week) | University: Babson | Find out more and apply HERE.
Digital Transformation: Leadership
Learn how to handle leadership challenges in a digitally transforming organization and eco-system.
Duration: 10 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: KTH Royal Institute of Technology | Find out more and apply HERE.
The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development
Learn the critical foundationsof sustainable development and how to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goalsthat aredeeplyinterconnected in the field.
Duration: 11 weeks(10hrs per week) | University: University of Queensland | Find out more and apply HERE.
Sustainability Science – A Key Concept for Future Design
Discover sustainability science by learning theoretical concepts and practical applications in Japan and around the world.
Duration: 6 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: University of Tokyo | Find out more and apply HERE.
Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet
Enroll now to learn from the professors and researchers leading the battle against climate change, hailing from world-renowned institutions including Columbia University’s Earth Institute, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Duration: 10 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: SDG Academy | Find out more and apply HERE.
The Sustainable Development Goals – A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future
In 2015, the UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by 193 member states, the goals represent an important international step in setting humanity on a trajectory towards sustainable development. Within this course, you will get a historical overview of how sustainability has been understood, as well as a thorough introduction to the SDGs – what they are, how progress can be measured, and how the SDGs are relevant for the management of the global systems supporting humanity. The course will examine how various societal actors are responding to and implementing the SDGs…
Duration: 3 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: University of Copenhagen | Find out more and apply HERE.
Driving business towards the Sustainable Development Goals
What can businesses do to counter climate change and create a sustainable business culture? Why is this relevant for business anyway?
Explore how business can contribute to a better future for people AND the planet without giving up profits. Extreme weather events, wars, famine and environmental destruction are just a few of the wicked problems faced by humanity…
Duration: 7 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: Erasmus University Rotterdam | Find out more and apply HERE.
Strategy and the Sustainable Enterprise
Learn how sustainability issues influence corporate strategy and how corporations may transform these challenges into sources of competitive advantage.
Duration: 5 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore | Find out more and apply HERE.
Circular Economy – Sustainable Materials Management
This course looks at where important materials in products we use every day come from and how these materials can be used more efficiently, longer, and in closed loops. This is the aim of the Circular Economy, but it doesn’t happen on its own. It is the result of choices and strategies by suppliers, designers, businesses, policymakers and all of us as consumers…
Duration: 5 weeks(6hrs per week) | University: Lund University | Find out more and apply HERE.
Circular Economy: An Introduction
Our global society is not sustainable. We all know about the challenges we’re facing: waste, climate change, resource scarcity, loss of biodiversity. At the same time, we want to sustain our economies and offer opportunities for a growing world population. This course is about providing solutions we really believe in: a Circular Economy…
Duration: 7 weeks(5hrs per week) | University: Delft University of Technology | Find out more and apply HERE.
Becoming a changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation
This free 6 week course is for anyone who wants to make a difference. Whether you are already familiar with the field of social innovation or social entrepreneurship, working for an organization that wants to increase its social impact, or just starting out, this course will take you on a journey of exploring the complex problems that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions…
Duration: 6 weeks(3hrs per week) | University: University of Cape Town | Find out more and apply HERE.
Sheep in the Land of Fire and Ice
What do sheep, volcanoes and glaciers have in common? Take this course to see how human land uses, like sheep grazing, over just a few centuries can be an equally strong driving force of landscapes as volcanoes and glaciers over millennia.
Duration: 3 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: University of Iceland | Find out more and apply HERE.
Climate Adaptation in Africa
This course explores why climate change adaptation is important in the African context. Africa is considered one to be one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. Historically, climate-related hazards such as drought, flooding, pest and disease outbreaks, coastal storms and heat waves have had devastating impacts on people and the environment in which they live…
Duration: 8 weeks(4hrs per week) | University: University of Cape Town | Find out more and apply HERE.
Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries
This course challenges you to consider how one might lift societies out of poverty while also mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. We explore the inherent complexity of developing country governments wanting to grow their economies in a climate friendly way. You will be introduced to an approach with which to address this challenge…
Duration: 6 weeks(2hrs per week) | University: University of Cape Town | Find out more and apply HERE.
Sustainable Vikings: Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility in Scandinavia
This course gives you immediate access to the world leading sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Scandinavian firms dominate the major sustainability and CSR performance indicators including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). In this course we explore the concepts of sustainability and CSR and focus attention on how Scandinavian firms, like Novo Nordisk, have achieved superior sustainability and CSR performances. We consider what lessons can be drawn by managers and firms irrespective of where they may be located in the world…
Duration: 4 weeks(4hrs per week) | University: Copenhagen Business School | Find out more and apply HERE.
[ES]Conceptos base para el estudio del medio ambiente
La progresiva toma de conciencia sobre la interrelación entre los procesos de desarrollo y la sostenibilidad del medioambiente en Latinoamérica, hacen necesarios incursionar en los conocimientos de disciplinas básicas ambientales como: Biología, Química, Física y Estadísticas…
Duration: 2 weeks(6hrs per week) | University: Austral University | Find out more and apply HERE.
[ES]Evaluación de peligros y riesgos por fenómenos naturales
Reconocer el conocimiento básico sobre los factores físicos y sociales que condicionan el riesgo de una sociedad por fenómenos extremos de origen natural (sismos, huracanes, etc.) y promover las acciones necesarias para reducir el impacto de los desastres en una comunidad.
Duration: 4 weeks(4hrs per week) | University: University of Mexico | Find out more and apply HERE.