About this Specialization

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This specialization is a precursor to the Applied Project Management Certificate. Project management has been proven to be the most effective method of delivering products within cost, schedule, and resource constraints. This intensive and hands-on series of courses gives you the skills to ensure your projects are completed on time and on budget while giving the user the product they expect. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage work projects. At the end of the series you will be able to identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, create the project budget, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process.
Learner Career Outcomes
38%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
19%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Croatian, Arabic, Catalan, Vietnamese, Thai, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Hungarian...
Learner Career Outcomes
38%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
19%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 7 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Croatian, Arabic, Catalan, Vietnamese, Thai, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Hungarian...

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 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Initiating and Planning Projects

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8,650 ratings
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Course2

Course 2

Budgeting and Scheduling Projects

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4,776 ratings
584 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Managing Project Risks and Changes

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3,996 ratings
454 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Project Management Project

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1,440 ratings
270 reviews

Offered by

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University of California, Irvine

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.

  • These courses are offered in the On Demand format. That means all the videos, quizzes and other content are always available and there are no deadlines. You can complete the courses at your own pace.

  • This introduction specialization will not receive UCI credit. However, you will be able to receive an University issued Professional Certificate and 12 academic credits for the Applied Project Management Certificate.

    https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificate/applied-project-management

  • Yes. If you earn the specialization certificate, you will receive 35 contact hours to meet The Project Management Institute's educational hours requirement. In addition, the certificate also qualifies for 35 PDU’s.

    If you are interested in receiving University credit for UCI's other project management courses, check out our new Applied Project Management Certificate as well here: https://www.coursera.org/professional-certificate/applied-project-management

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

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