About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English
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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. 6 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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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

First Steps in Making the Business Case for Sustainability

4.7
22 ratings
10 reviews
Course2

More on Change and Sustainability

5.0
10 ratings
4 reviews
Course3

Sustainable Business: Big Issues, Big Changes

4.7
6 ratings
2 reviews
Course4

Capstone: Creating A Sustainability Proposal

Instructors

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John Byrd

Senior Instructor
Managing for Sustainable & Finance
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Kenneth Bettenhausen

Professor
Management

About University of Colorado System

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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.

  • The entire specialization is 4 classes. The first three are organized into 5 modules each. The last one is shorted. If you do a module a week, the specialization will require about 17 or 18 weeks.

    If you have time you could do several modules in a week and accelerate through the specialization.

  • We assume you are excited about trying to make your company or organization more sustainable and are wiling to invest some time and effort in obtaining the tools and skills to do that. No previous business training is required.

  • Yes, the courses build on one another so taking them in order is the best approach.

  • No, this is not an official University of Colorado Denver course.

  • We hope that you will be able to identify some ways your organization can be more sustainable, analyze one or more of those possible changes, and write a proposal that gets the change implemented. This may be corny, but we think tat after completing the specialization you will be ready to make the world a better place.

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