About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, German

What you will learn

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    Audience engagement through strategic story-telling

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    Content management

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    Engaging with multi-channel digital communities

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    Maximizing content impact

Skills you will gain

Communication StrategyBrand ManagementPersona (User Experience)Target AudienceContent Marketing

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, German

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

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.

Hands-on Project

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.

Earn a Certificate

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.

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There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Content Strategy for Professionals: Engaging Audiences

4.5
363 ratings
83 reviews
Course2

Content Strategy for Professionals: Managing Content

4.5
203 ratings
28 reviews
Course3

Content Strategy for Professionals: Expanding Your Content’s Reach

4.4
137 ratings
16 reviews
Course4

Content Strategy for Professionals: Ensuring Your Content's Impact

4.6
116 ratings
19 reviews

Instructors

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John Lavine

Founder, Professor and Director, Media Management Center
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Candy Lee

Professor
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
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Randy Hlavac

Northwestern University & CEO of Marketing Synergy, Inc

About Northwestern University

Northwestern University is a private research and teaching university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois, and Doha, Qatar. Northwestern combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The four main MOOCs each last three weeks. Because Capstones are only offered 3-4 times a year, the Capstone Project course will last for four weeks to allow participants extra time to plan and submit their projects.

  • It is for professionals at all levels of an organization who want to significantly improve their abilities to understand audiences and develop strategic words, pictures, graphics, and videos to convey their organization’s most important goals.

  • You are not required to take the courses in order, but it is recommended as subsequent topics will build on one another. All four courses must be completed before enrolling in the Capstone.

  • Yes, a Course Certificate earned before February 2016 for Engaging Audiences for your Organization counts as course credit for Engaging Audiences for your Organization and Managing Content. A Course Certificate earned before February 2016 for Expanding your Content’s Impact and Reach counts as course credit for Expanding your Content’s Impact and Reach and Ensuring Your Content’s Impact.

  • Yes, if you pre-paid for the entire Specialization, you’ll continue to have access to the entire Specialization for one year after your payment date. If you were paying course by course, then you will keep your Course Certificates from previous payments. You will need to purchase courses you have not yet paid for but are still interested in pursuing.

  • A voucher for Engaging Audiences for your Organization can be redeemed for both Engaging Audiences for your Organization and Managing Content. A voucher for Expanding your Content’s Impact and Reach can be redeemed for both Expanding your Content’s Impact and Reach and Ensuring Your Content’s Impact.

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