Aligned with early-career MBA programs at the world’s leading business schools, Smartly flips traditional lecture-based instruction with active, individualized lessons available on any device. Highly selective. But if you’re accepted, it’s free. Yes, free.
The Executive MBA
For mid-career executives and entrepreneurs, we add additional leadership, management and strategy courses, modify our MBA pace requirement, and offer dedicated career services and networking events. Fees apply.
The Business Certificate
Looking to accelerate your career in business? Our free Business Certificate is designed for college students and recent graduates with 0-2 years of experience. Learn foundational business skills from finance and statistics to economics and marketing in a 6-week course of study.
Choose from dozens of individual business courses in our open library. With no application required, many courses are free and available to everyone!
“Coming from taking finance courses at Wharton, I found the content of the courses to be of similar caliber.”
“I would highly recommend Smartly to anyone looking to improve their skills in finance, accounting, marketing and management.”
No boring lecture videos. No tedious textbooks. Just delightful interactive instruction designed to make learning dramatically easier and faster.
With decades of experience in educational technology, as well as pedagogical conviction in experiential learning, Smartly has reinvented adult education with interactive, mobile-first learning we call "Active Learning."
Gone are the passive approaches of video-based talking heads and long-winded prose. Instead, Smartly lessons constantly challenge learners, requiring interactions every eight seconds. As every 5-10 minute lesson builds on prior lessons, students test their understanding while confronting new course material in a mastery-based progression of learning that ensures student advancement.
Don’t Teach and Test...
For too long, online education has systematized the least effective practices of classroom instruction, broadcasting information then testing for student comprehension. Online education incumbents have stuck with this passive paradigm, despite poor engagement and efficacy.
...Test to Teach!
With Active Learning, our courseware immediately challenges the student to think as the protagonist. We’re not a lecturer, but rather a mentor and tutor, providing activities where students engage, making decisions with immediate feedback. We test not to confirm comprehension but rather as an opportunity to teach.
“I loved the Smartly program. I have never experienced interactive learning the way Smartly provides. Highly recommend this to anybody who wants to take their career to the next level!”
“Smartly is pedagogy done right for the modern omni-learner. As an educator I could really see the best practices so often talked about baked in seamlessly.”