University of California, Irvine
Career Success Specialization
University of California, Irvine

Career Success Specialization

Build Essential Skills for the Workplace. Improve your employability and advance in today’s dynamic workforce.

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David Standen, MBA
Rob Stone, PMP, M.Ed.
  Dave Nagy

Instructors: David Standen, MBA

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Specialization - 10 course series

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4.6

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
2 months at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Apply management principles and problem-solving skills

  • Communicate with co-workers and produce clear and concise writing

  • Manage your time and plan projects effectively

  • Understand finance and use winning negotiation strategies

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Specialization - 10 course series

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4.6

(14,498 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
2 months at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 10 course series

Project Management: The Basics for Success

Course 18 hours4.6 (10,896 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand the stages of the project cycle

  • Monitor project activities and assess progress

  • Communicate proficiently to report project status

  • Develop and strengthen high performance teams

Skills you'll gain

Category: Win-Win Game
Category: Negotiation
Category: Planning
Category: Principled Negotiation

What you'll learn

  • Plan effectively to achieve your personal and professional goals

  • Recognize and overcome barriers to successful time management

  • Keep your sense of perspective to prevent and manage crises

  • Manage resources effectively and efficiently

Skills you'll gain

Category: Task Management
Category: Management
Category: Planning
Category: Plan

Finance for Non-Financial Professionals

Course 36 hours4.6 (4,415 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Apply the concepts of accounting and finance

  • Understand key accounting and finance terms

  • Examine financial statements by using key ratios

  • Explain the importance of budgeting process

Skills you'll gain

Category: Accounting
Category: Financial Ratio
Category: Financial Statement
Category: Finance

Communication in the 21st Century Workplace

Course 410 hours4.5 (3,620 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Differentiate between the five working generations and their communication preferences

  • Identify the communication benefits of different work environments, such as in-person, virtual, or hybrid

  • Discuss effective techniques for communicating with a diverse workforce

  • Implement a flexing communication strategy to better communicate with one’s workplace team

Skills you'll gain

Category: Critical Thinking
Category: Decision Theory
Category: Decision-Making
Category: Problem Solving
Category: analysis

High-Impact Business Writing

Course 56 hours4.5 (3,736 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Write effective presentations, emails, writing for visual communication

  • Edit and proofread business documents

  • Create business reports and press releases

  • Spot, correct and avoid the most common writing pitfalls

Skills you'll gain

Category: Management Theory
Category: Management Styles
Category: Leadership
Category: Management

The Art of Negotiation

Course 66 hours4.5 (2,932 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand how negotiation differs from selling

  • Identify common negotiation styles

  • Describe the personal and behavioral characteristics of an effective negotiator

  • Assess your personal style and how it affects the negotiation process

Skills you'll gain

Category: Email Writing
Category: Proofreading
Category: Communication
Category: Business Writing
Category: Writing

Fundamentals of Management

Course 76 hours4.6 (3,738 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain the difference between managers and leaders

  • Describe the five functions of management

  • Use the SMART goal-setting technique

  • Understand the power of building a network

Skills you'll gain

Category: Project Management
Category: Communication
Category: Leadership
Category: Team Management

Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

Course 80 minutes4.6 (6,715 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Explain both the affordances and limitations associated with problem-solving and decision-making

  • Reflect on how mindset and personal bias influence your ability to solve problems and make decisions

  • Explain and discuss how organizational decisions or non-decisions impact personal development, team dynamics, and company-wide performance

  • Articulate how both good and bad team decisions can benefit your professional growth

Skills you'll gain

Category: Strategic Management
Category: Management
Category: Marketing
Category: Entrepreneurship

Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action

Course 95 hours4.6 (2,820 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe the entrepreneurial process and how to manage it

  • Recognize opportunities to develop new business ideas

  • Apply entrepreneurial approaches, concepts, and methods

  • Understand operational challenges involved with creating new business ventures

Career Success Project

Course 103 hours4.7 (312 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Add value to your organization by effectively gathering, synthesizing, and analyzing information

  • Develop practical and innovative solutions to organizational problems

  • Use powerful strategic planning tools

  • Communicate information, ideas, and solutions to senior-level decision makers

Skills you'll gain

Category: Business Communication
Category: Communication
Category: Communications Management

Instructors

David Standen, MBA
University of California, Irvine
11 Courses299,768 learners
Rob Stone, PMP, M.Ed.
University of California, Irvine
9 Courses468,779 learners
  Dave Nagy
University of California, Irvine
8 Courses172,108 learners

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