A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
Can I earn CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credit for these courses?
Yes. Vanderbilt University is accredited by IACET to grant CEU’s. You will be entitled to claim 6 CEU’s by completing this certificate. You will need to request the CEU certificate by contacting Vanderbilt directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
4 Courses | 5-6 hours per week | 5-6 months to complete
What background knowledge is necessary?
This Certificate is specifically designed for first-time and aspiring managers from various industries. A college degree is recommended, but not required.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
No, you can take the courses in any order.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
When you complete this Certificate, you’ll be prepared to: Engage in and influence strategic business decisions; Maintain a strong leadership presence in meetings; Design and lead successful projects; Evaluate a firm’s financial performance; Manage risk effectively; Drive the adoption of great ideas
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