Enhance Your Resume with Inexpensive Online Courses

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Online courses can make your resume sparkle with names from famous universities like Harvard, Yale and MIT. Even liberal arts courses which have no direct relevance to your job create the halo effect that comes from putting the name of an iconic university.

Most courses are free, but to really impress employers, you’ll need to earn and pay for a certificate from showing that you passed your tests and turned in your homework. Most certificates cost less than $100. And almost all schools let you take their course for free without a certificate.

Here is a sampling of what is available online from prestigious universities.

Harvard University: The Opioid Crisis in America

  • Learn about the opioid epidemic in the United States, including information about treatment and recovery from opioid addiction.
  • Verified certificate charge: $99. In Session.

The University of Chicago: Critical Issues in Urban Education

  • This course explores a set of critical issues in the education and educational reform space, with a focus on aspects of the field that have sparked controversy and polarized views.
  • Verified certificate charge: $49. Starts May 8, 2017.

Yale University: Introduction to Negotiation

  • In this course, you will have several opportunities to negotiate with other students using case studies based on common situations in business and in life.
  • Verified certificate charge: $49. Started April 24, 2017.

Columbia University: Marketing Analytics

  • Develop quantitative models that leverage business data to forecast sales and support important marketing decisions.
  • Verified certificate charge: $375. Starts September 11, 2017.

University of Pennsylvania: Viral Marketing and Content

  • Successful strategies for you to use to create virality so that your campaigns become more shareable on social media and elsewhere.
  • Verified certificate charge: $95. Starts May 8, 2017.

MIT: Entrepreneurship 101: Who is Your Customer?

  • Turn your idea into a business, as you learn the essential skills needed to effectively identify and target customers.
  • Verified certificate charge: $300. Starts May 2, 2017.

Stanford University: Child Nutrition and Cooking

  • This course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions made by each family.
  • Verified certificate charge: $39. Starts May 8, 2017.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: What’s Your Big Idea?

  • From solving the world’s biggest problems to creating a commercial success, this course will give you a toolbox to vet your ideas and test them in the real world.
  • Verified certificate charge: $49. Starts May 8, 2017.

Duke University: Behavioral Finance

  • This course is intended for anyone who has taken at least one course in economics either in high school or in college, and is interested in how our innate biases affect our financial decision-making.
  • Verified certificate charge: $49. Starts May 8, 2017.

For thousand more online courses from over 100 universities and educational intuitions check out edX and Coursera.