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.
Can I earn CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credit for these courses?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
4 Courses | 5-6 hours per week | 5-6 months to complete
What background knowledge is necessary?
This Certificate is specifically designed for first-time and aspiring managers from various industries. A college degree is recommended, but not required.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
No, you can take the courses in any order.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
No, this Certificate is non-credit bearing.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
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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