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.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic

Skills you will gain

Financial AccountingOperations ManagementFinanceInnovation

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 6 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, 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 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Leadership Toolkit for Managers

4.8
80 ratings
14 reviews
Course2

Operations Management and Strategy Toolkit for Managers

4.5
44 ratings
14 reviews
Course3

Financial Accounting Toolkit for Decision Making

4.5
27 ratings
6 reviews
Course4

Strategic Innovation Toolkit for Managers

4.7
95 ratings
22 reviews

Instructors

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William G. Christie

Frances Hampton Currey Professor of Management in Finance and Professor of Law
Owen Graduate School of Management
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Ray Friedman

Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management
Owen Graduate School of Management
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Rangaraj Ramanujam, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Owen Graduate School of Management
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Mumin Kurtulus

Associate Professor of Operations Management
Owen Graduate School of Management
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Brian McCann

Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Owen Graduate School of Management
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Paul Chaney

E. Bronson Ingram Professor in Accounting
Owen Graduate School of Management
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Kimberly Pace

Professor for the Practice of Communication
Owen Graduate School of Management
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M. Eric Johnson

Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy
Owen Graduate School of Management
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David A. Owens, PhD, PE

Professor
Practice of Management and Innovation
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Nancy Lea Hyer

Associate Professor of Operations Management, and Associate Dean MBA Programs
Owen Graduate School of Management

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tenn., is a private research university and medical center offering a full-range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees....

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.

  • Yes. Vanderbilt University is accredited by IACET to grant CEU’s. You will be entitled to claim 6 CEU’s by completing this certificate. You will need to request the CEU certificate by contacting Vanderbilt directly at: execed@owen.vanderbilt.edu

  • 4 Courses | 5-6 hours per week | 5-6 months to complete

  • This Certificate is specifically designed for first-time and aspiring managers from various industries. A college degree is recommended, but not required.

  • No, you can take the courses in any order.

  • No, this Certificate is non-credit bearing.

  • When you complete this Certificate, you’ll be prepared to: Engage in and influence strategic business decisions; Maintain a strong leadership presence in meetings; Design and lead successful projects; Evaluate a firm’s financial performance; Manage risk effectively; Drive the adoption of great ideas

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