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.
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.
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.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
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.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
This Specialization was designed to allow you to learn at your own pace, so you can get the knowledge you need when you need it. Most learners complete this Specialization in 4-6months, although some do it more quickly or slowly to fit their needs.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Some background knowledge of American health care, whether as a patient, provider, administrator, or student of the topic, is helpful. Basic high school math skills are required for Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We suggest taking the business acumen courses from Wharton before the health care courses from Penn Medicine. You may also Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers before The Economics of Health Care Delivery, and Management Fundamentals before Health Care Innovations.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
Wharton Online and Penn Med Online courses do not carry university credit at this time.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
By the end of this specialization, you will have a strong foundational understanding of the American health care system, along with the basic financial and management skills to make better, well-informed decisions that improve the cost and quality of the health care you or your enterprise provides.
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