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. 7 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, German

Skills you will gain

Strategic ManagementNegotiationLeadershipBusiness Strategy

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, German

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

Course 1

Foundations of Everyday Leadership

4.8
stars
2,367 ratings
552 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Applications of Everyday Leadership

4.8
stars
1,222 ratings
202 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Designing the Organization

4.5
stars
838 ratings
139 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Managing the Organization

4.6
stars
681 ratings
120 reviews

Instructors

Image of instructor, Deepak Somaya

Deepak Somaya 

Professor of Business Administration
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Business Department of Business Administration
Image of instructor, Elizabeth A. Luckman

Elizabeth A. Luckman 

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Business Administration
Image of instructor, Gregory Northcraft

Gregory Northcraft 

Professor of Business Administration and Harry J. Gray Professor of Executive Leadership
College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Image of instructor, E. Geoffrey Love

E. Geoffrey Love 

Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration, Gies College of Business
Image of instructor, Joe Mahoney

Joe Mahoney 

Professor of Business Administration
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Business Department of Business Administration
Image of instructor, Michael Bednar

Michael Bednar 

Associate Professor
Business Administration
Image of instructor, Huseyin Leblebici

Huseyin Leblebici 

Professor of Business Administration
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Business Department of Business Administration
Image of instructor, Denise Lewin Loyd

Denise Lewin Loyd 

Associate Professor of Business Administration
Department of Business Administration
Image of instructor, Jeffrey Loewenstein

Jeffrey Loewenstein 

Professor
Department of Business Administration

Start working towards your Master's degree

This course 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

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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.

  • 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.

  • No background knowledge is required. This Specialization is designed for anyone interested in becoming a better manager, team member, or leader.

  • 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 know how to lead people and teams, how to manage conflict and lead change in an organization.

    • You will be able to build effective decision-making infrastructures by diagnosing organizational issues.

    • You’ll learn about tools to analyze strategy and its implementation integrated across industry, firm, and corporate levels.

  • 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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