Online certificate courses

Interactive and supportive online courses designed to equip you with relevant and meaningful skills


The London School of Economics and Political Science is now offering short, online certificate courses, available from anywhere in the world. These courses allow working professionals to enhance their skill online and in their own time, using a highly supportive and interactive learning platform.

Business, International Relations and the Political Economy
Online certificate course

Understand the relationship between international relations and business, and how this impacts global and local markets, and your organisation. Guided by LSE thought leaders, with expert analyses of historical events, you’ll develop a lens with which to critically analyse global events and plan accordingly.

Designed by: Dr Robert Falkner, Professor Chris Alden, Professor Mick Cox and Professor Saul Estrin

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8 weeks, entirely online
Starts 30 October 2017

MBA Essentials
Online certificate course

The MBA Essentials online certificate course equips you with holistic business skills to thrive in any business environment, at a fraction of the cost and commitment of a full MBA. This course balances the knowledge and theory which will enable you to think differently with the practical skills and techniques required to achieve a greater impact within your organisation.

Designed by: Dr Connson Locke, Dr Jordi Blanes I Vidal, Dr Barbara Fasolo, and Khamid Irgashev

10 weeks, entirely online
Starts 30 October 2017

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Launching soon:

Managerial Finance
Online certificate course

Make better investment and managerial decisions with a sound understanding of organisational capital structure and financial markets. This online course empowers you to elevate your managerial competency with holistic, practical knowledge of financial operations.

Designed by: Professor Dirk Jenter

6 weeks, entirely online
Starts 20 November 2017

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