About this Specialization
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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 8 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Program Managers
  • Business Developers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Financial Analysts
  • Project Managers

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 8 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

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.

how it works

There are 7 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Sustainable Innovation for Subsistence Marketplaces

4.4
59 ratings
6 reviews
Course2

Sustainable Business Enterprises

4.4
62 ratings
7 reviews
Course3

Global Strategy I: How The Global Economy Works

4.9
80 ratings
5 reviews
Course4

Global Strategy II: Doing Business in The Global Economy

4.9
56 ratings
6 reviews

Instructors

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Andrew Allen

Director of Action Learning
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Patricia Werhane

Visiting Professor
Department of Business Administration
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Madhu Viswanathan

Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business
Department of Business Administration
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Marcelo Bucheli

Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration, College of Business
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Carlos J. Torelli

Professor
Department of Business Administration

Start working towards your Master's degree

This specialization is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs. ...

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.

  • Time to completion can vary widely based on your schedule, most learners are able to complete the Specialization in 3-6 months.

  • No background knowledge is required to complete this specialization.

  • It is recommended that the courses in the Specialization be taken in the order outlined. Some courses do list other courses as prerequisites. In the Capstone Project, you will have the opportunity to synthesize your learning in all six courses and apply your combined skills in a final project.

  • iMBA courses in Coursera do not carry University of Illinois credit on their own. Each course has an enhanced for-credit component. You can earn academic credit if you combine an iMBA Coursera course with the enhanced for-credit component offered on the University of Illinois platform. Some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • You will understand how businesses function in the global marketplace. You will make ethical decisions to run a responsible business in the global marketplace. You will understand the role of business in addressing global challenges such as poverty and the environment. You will also understand how business can pursue opportunities and confront challenges in the complex global marketplace.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • Please find more information at https://www.coursera.org/course/imba and http://onlinemba.illinois.edu/, or email your questions to onlineMBA@illinois.edu.

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