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Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Skills you will gain

Personal BrandingPlanningSocial CapitalSelf-Motivation
Learners taking this Course are
  • Researchers
  • Auditors
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Scientists
  • Real Estate Brokers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to the Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know

5 videos (Total 84 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Welcome and Why I Created this Course10m
What is Success?23m
What Predicts Success? Myths and Realities15m
Interview with Vic Strecher, University of Michigan Professor of Public Health, discussing the importance of finding purpose in life and work. This video complements required video 2 (What is Success?).34m
5 readings
About the Professor10m
How to Earn a Course Certificate10m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Optional Companion Book10m
Optional Reading from Companion Book10m
1 practice exercise
Week 120m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

The Power of Beliefs

3 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
How the Growth Mindset Reduces Negative Impacts of Prejudice12m
What Are Positive Core Self-Evaluations and How Can they Help You Succeed and Make More Money, Too14m
1 reading
Chapter 2: The Power of Beliefs10m
1 practice exercise
Week 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

The Power of Expertise

3 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
What Separate Experts from Non-Experts?19m
How You Can Become an Expert through Purposeful, Deliberate Practice16m
1 reading
Chapter 3: The Power of Expertise10m
1 practice exercise
Week 320m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

The Power of Self-Motivation

2 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
What is Grit, Why Do Gritty People Succeed, and How Can You Develop Your Grit10m
3 readings
Conscientiousness and Grit Assessment10m
Chapter 4: The Power of Self-Motivation10m
Collette and Collettey’s Cookie Business10m
1 practice exercise
Week 420m
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Top reviews from The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know

By MQJun 2nd 2019

This course is changing my life. Loved it.\n\nI'll never give on the proper implementation of the knowledge from this course .\n\nthanks Dr Paula Caproni ,and everyone who contributed .

By LWMay 7th 2018

I really enjoyed this course. It was full of helpful tips to begin looking at success in a way that we can all find success if we just work on it a little at a time .

Instructor

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Paula Caproni

Lecturer of Management and Organizations
Ross School of Business

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

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