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Business: Open Education Resources (OER)

This guide highlights the business resources available at Valencia College.


Fundamentals of Business

Library Resources

The Library provides access to databases that contain e-books, e-journals, images, videos, etc. that can be used to supplement textbooks and other course materials. Please let your liaison librarian know if you will be using OER's in your classes.

You can use this link to search across repositories.

The links on this guide may change, if you discover a dead link, please let me know: 


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Resources

Looking for a full open online course or Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), try the following links:

Academic Earth - Find open online courses and video electives

Canvas Network - Find open online courses

Class Central - MOOC list generator

Coursera - Find MOOCs

EdX - Find open online courses

MOOC-list - Find many MOOCs from multiple sources

OEDB - Find open online courses

Open Learning Initiative - Find open online courses, studying hints, and teach open courses

Open Yale Courses - Open online courses available at Yale University

OpenCourseWare - Find open online courses, lectures, and supplemental resources

Saylor University - Find open online courses


Case Studies

Open Access Business Cases

Acadia Institute of Case Studies (Acadia University)

The Institute’s focus is on entrepreneurship and small business operations.”

Arthur Anderson Case Studies

Business Roundtable: Institute for Corporate Ethics: Case Studies

Institute Case Studies ground business ethics education in real-world examples. Case materials are available free-of-charge for educational use by faculty, ethics officers, students and individuals. Teaching notes and other teaching documents will be made available upon request to faculty or corporate trainers only upon verification. Please include your your name, title, organization, email and phone information in your request (organizational Web pages where you are listed are recommended, but not required). Case Studies dealing with Business Ethics in Canada

BCIC Case Study Library

Workplace Health Case Studies: Canadian Government

A free, online service of The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, which provides abstracts and publisher information for case studies that “pose social and environmental challenges within traditional business problems.” However, many of the cases listed are from the Harvard Business School and the European Case Clearing House, so are not free or open access beyond an abstract.

 Export Development Canada EDC Case Studies:

We also collaborate with Canadian universities to develop international business case studies that focus on Canadian exporters. These cases may be used for material for teaching in business faculties, to build recognition for university program specializations, or for entry into business-case competitions.

Access is limited to professors, so students are asked to discuss with their professor. Professors are asked to email to indicating which of the cases below you are requesting, as well as a brief description of the course and level in which you intend on using these teaching materials.

MIT Sloan Cases

MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR) is a collection of teaching materials, including case studies, industry notes, and management simulations, that MIT Sloan provides as a free teaching resource open and available to the world. Similar to the course syllabi and materials found on MIT’s OpenCourseWare site, these materials carry a creative commons license allowing them to be downloaded, copied, and distributed.

Some of the cases from the oikos online case collection are also available as free cases protected under the Creative Commons license. If you are a faculty member and you are interested in teaching these cases, you can request a free teaching note by sending us an email to

Ryerson University Business Case Studies

Virtual Economy Case Studies

Looks at the impact of various economic policies on three different groups: People, Business and Government.

Company-Specific Case Studies




Vivisimo, an IBM Company

Schroeder Inc.

Free Case Studies from Case Study Publishers

Free Cases from ecchEuropean Case Clearing house makes available a few cases for free.

Free Cases from the Stanford Graduate School of BusinessSeventy-seven free electronically available cases from the Stanford Graduate School of Business from 1998-2012. eechhas categorized these by topic here.

Open Access Case Study Journals

Journal of case research in business and economics Available from 2008

Journal of case studies in accreditation and assessment Available from 2008

Journal of Business Cases and Applications These articles can be handed out, posted to blackboard, linked to or course packed without copyright fees.  Teaching Notes are available for most cases and are not password protected, except for Volume I (2007-2008).  Since 2010 Teaching notes are included with cases

Journal of Information Systems Education Available 1989-present with a few missing issues. This can be handed out, posted to blackboard, linked to or course packed without copyright fees.  Teaching Notes are available, but password protected. Please see teaching note policy here and the process to get the notes sent to you:

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.