About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Croatian, Arabic, Catalan, Vietnamese, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian...

What you will learn

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    Allocate project resources

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    Build a work breakdown schedule

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    Create a project budget

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    Define a project’s scope

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    Identify and manage risks

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    Write a project plan

Skills you will gain

ScheduleProject ManagementRisk ManagementBudget

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Croatian, Arabic, Catalan, Vietnamese, Spanish, Hungarian, Russian...

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

Initiating and Planning Projects

4.6
7,036 ratings
1,349 reviews
Course2

Budgeting and Scheduling Projects

4.7
4,091 ratings
510 reviews
Course3

Managing Project Risks and Changes

4.7
3,332 ratings
355 reviews
Course4

Project Management Project

4.8
1,157 ratings
218 reviews

Instructor

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Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP

Instructor, University of California, Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

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.

  • 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.

  • These courses are offered in the On Demand format. That means all the videos, quizzes and other content are always available and there are no deadlines. You can complete the courses at your own pace.

  • This introduction specialization will not receive UCI credit. However, you will be able to receive an University issued Professional Certificate and 12 academic credits for the Applied Project Management Certificate.

    https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificate/applied-project-management

  • Yes. If you earn the specialization certificate, you will receive 35 contact hours to meet The Project Management Institute's educational hours requirement. In addition, the certificate also qualifies for 35 PDU’s.

    If you are interested in receiving University credit for UCI's other project management courses, check out our new Applied Project Management Certificate as well here: https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificate/applied-project-management

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

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