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.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
Time to completion will vary based on your schedule, but we anticipate most learners being able to finish the material within 6 months.
How often is each course in the Specialization offered?
Each course in the Specialization is offered at least once every month, although they may be offered more frequently.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No specific background is required—this Specialization is ideal for employees, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, or anyone aiming to hone their entrepreneurial skills. Knowledge of high-school level math (through pre-calculus) is suggested.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Although you can take the courses in this Specialization in any order, we do recommend that you follow the sequence suggested by course title (Entrepreneurship 1, Entrepreneurship 2, and so on), especially if you are new to the study of entrepreneurship.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
In this Specialization, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial process in four key areas: conception and development, launch, growth, and financing and profitability. At the end of Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Specialization, you’ll be able to create and develop a new enterprise with potential for growth and funding, and/or improve your ability to identify and pursue opportunities for growth in your current organization.
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