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.
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 in 6 months.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No specific background is required—this Specialization is ideal for employees, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, or anyone who has an interest in business and social impact.
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 suggested sequence of courses (Global Trends for Business and Society, Corruption, Social Entrepreneurship, and Business Strategies for Social Impact).
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
By the end of this Specialization, you’ll know how to lead, invest and make business decisions for social impact, analyze information about global trends and corruption to make more informed strategic business decisions, and develop, launch, test, and scale entrepreneurship projects which have high-potential of positive social impact. Through your deeper understanding of the connection between businesses and the world, you'll be able to create business strategies that drive positive social change.
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