The Free MBA
Smartly Institute is reinventing education by combining its award-winning mobile-first MBA curriculum with a thriving career network. Designed for the early-career learner, we’re highly selective. But if you’re accepted, it’s free. Yes, free.
The Executive MBA
For mid-career professionals and entrepreneurs, we add advanced leadership, management, strategy, and entrepreneurship courses to the core MBA curriculum, while offering additional class projects, career services and networking events.
The Free Certificates
These short, self-paced interactive courses give introductory instruction over a range of foundational business topics. Selective. But if you're accepted, they're free.
The Executive Certificates
Providing focus and depth within a single business area, Executive Certificates teach the practical skills to advance your career. Choose courses in Data Analytics, Accounting, Marketing, Management and Strategy.
Choose from our library of short, individual business courses. With no application required, these courses are free and available to everyone!
“Smartly gave me the tools and knowledge I needed to start my business on the right foot. I'm amazed at how much I've learned in just a year.”
“Participating in Smartly's EMBA influenced how I approached my current role and contributed to me receiving a promotion prior to completing the program.”
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.”