Skills you'll gain: Business Psychology, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Leadership and Management, People Development, Human Learning, Communication, Deep Learning, Emotional Intelligence, Machine Learning, Professional Development
Mixed · Course · 1-3 Months
Skills you'll gain: Business Psychology, Change Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Learning, Human Resources, Leadership and Management, People Development, Strategy and Operations, Supply Chain and Logistics
Beginner · Course · 1-3 Months
Skills you'll gain: Human Resources, Human Learning, Entrepreneurship, Business Psychology, Leadership and Management, People Development, Communication, Writing, Planning, Supply Chain and Logistics, Business Analysis, Critical Thinking, Marketing, Research and Design, Sales, Strategy, Strategy and Operations
Beginner · Professional Certificate · 3-6 Months
Skills you'll gain: Business Psychology, Entrepreneurship, Human Learning, Human Resources, Leadership and Management, People Development, Applied Machine Learning, Leadership Development, Machine Learning, Project Management, Strategy and Operations, Algebra, Creativity, Mathematics, Research and Design
Beginner · Specialization · 1-3 Months
Skills you'll gain: Business Psychology, Entrepreneurship, Human Learning, Human Resources, Leadership and Management, Marketing, People Development, Planning, Problem Solving, Sales, Strategy, Strategy and Operations, Supply Chain and Logistics
Beginner · Course · 1-3 Months
Skills you'll gain: Business Psychology, Computer Graphics, Entrepreneurship, Human Computer Interaction, Human Learning, Human Resources, Interactive Design, Leadership and Management, People Development
Beginner · Course · 1-4 Weeks
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