Learning economics through short video clips, classic readings, podcasts, and innovative assignments makes learning the “science of choice” fun, exciting, and relevant for your life. The Stavros Center for Economic Education of Florida State University and the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship of Northern Michigan University have teamed up to offer these cutting-edge, online course in economics and personal finance throughout the year.

 
  • Who can sign up?
    Anyone! Each course only takes 3-5 hours. It is recommended learners spend about 25 minutes per study period, but the course is self-paced. Each MOOC will have an open enrollment period for about two months.

  • What prior knowledge is required?
    None required, and the course is aimed at learners of all ages. High school and college instructors do receive lesson plans on successfully completing the badge work, on request.

  • What will I learn in this course?
    Over four, 3-5 hour courses, you’ll learn about: (i) basic economics with special attention drawn to the role of private property, trade, and the systems of prices and markets; (ii) why some nations prosper; (iii) economic progress & the role of government; and (iv) how to be financially secure, build wealth, invest for the future, and lay the foundation for a satisfying life!

  • What is your reward?
    Knowledge and skills!  Plus, individuals earning 80 percent or higher in each of the topic areas mentioned above receive a digital badge.  This badge can be referenced on resumes, cited on applications, and linked to social media outlets.

  • Will I receive a certificate or course credit?
    College course credit is not available. For those successfully completing the MOOC, certificates are available for professional development purposes on request.

  • Common Sense Economics for Life! MOOC Calendar
    Anytime in the Fourth quarter of 2017:  Dec 11, 2017 to Mar 26, 2018

  • Register now for one or all four Common Sense Economics courses! 

COMMON SENSE ECONOMICS BOOT CAMP
Dec 11 – Mar 26, 2018

ECONOMICS: WHY SOME NATIONS PROSPER
Dec 11 – Mar 26, 2018

 

THE ECONOMICS OF GOVERNMENTS AND MARKETS

Dec 11 – Mar 26, 2018

PRACTICAL PERSONAL FINANCE
Dec 11 – Mar 26, 2018