About this Specialization

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This series of courses will help you build, develop and hone the essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today’s dynamic workforce. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can also be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a Capstone project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses to your individual and organizational needs.
Learner Career Outcomes
61%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
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Beginner Level
Approx. 11 months to complete
Suggested 1 hour/week
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Subtitles: English, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Dutch, Bulgarian, German, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, Afrikaans, Indonesian...
Learner Career Outcomes
61%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 11 months to complete
Suggested 1 hour/week
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Italian, Dutch, Bulgarian, German, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, Afrikaans, Indonesian...

There are 10 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Project Management: The Basics for Success

4.6
stars
7,353 ratings
1,475 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity

4.4
stars
9,537 ratings
2,002 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

4.5
stars
3,140 ratings
691 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Communication in the 21st Century Workplace

4.3
stars
1,634 ratings
331 reviews

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  • 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.

  • No. The courses in this Specialization can be taken in any order. In the Capstone Project, you will have the opportunity to synthesize your learning in all nine courses and apply your combined skills in a final project.

  • This Specialization is self-contained. No additional resources are needed.

  • To complete to Specialization you must earn a Verified Certificate in all 9 courses and successfully complete the Capstone Project course.

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