About this Specialization
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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Skills you will gain

ProfessionalDecision-Making

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

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.

Hands-on Project

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.

Earn a Certificate

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.

how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Foundations of Professional Identity

4.8
41 ratings
14 reviews
Course2

Shaping Your Professional Brand

5.0
22 ratings
7 reviews
Course3

Leadership and Influence

4.7
22 ratings
4 reviews
Course4

Professional IQ Capstone

Instructor

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C. K. Gunsalus

Director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics (NCPRE), Professor Emerita of Business, and Research Professor at the Coordinated Science Laboratory

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Time to completion can vary widely based on your schedule. Most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 4-5 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • No background knowledge is required. This Specialization is designed for anyone interested in having a career to be proud of, helping teams get things done, and inspiring and influencing those around them.

  • It is recommended that the courses in the Specialization be taken in the order outlined. Some courses do list other courses as prerequisites. In the Capstone Project, you will have the opportunity to synthesize your learning in all three courses and apply your combined skills in a final project.

  • No, university credit cannot be earned by taking the courses in this Specialization.

  • · make strong decisions

    · recognize and avoid career-damaging pitfalls

    · navigate challenging situations successfully

    · prevent and resolve conflicts so as to be value-added members of teams

    · know how and when to apologize effectively

    · ask constructive questions that advance work objectives

    · hone leadership skills now and for the rest of your career

    · influence others effectively for constructive group outcomes

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