Some related experience required.
Become a Sustainable Business Change Agent Specialization
Make your company and the world a better place. Learn tools and strategies to make sustainability changes in your organization
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Class 1: A financial analysis (week 3) and a B-Corp Survey (week 5).
Class 2: Identifying appropriate sustainability metrics and an option (Honors) life-cycle analysis.
Class 3: Setting a Science-Based Sustainability Target.
Class 4: Option 1: Write a proposal for changes at Snowflake Basin Ski Resort, a hypothetical ski area.
Option 2: Write a proposal for a change at your organization
Option 3: Do both 1 and 2.
Some related experience required.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the refund policy?
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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?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
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.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
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.
What background knowledge is necessary?
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.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Yes, the courses build on one another so taking them in order is the best approach.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
No, this is not an official University of Colorado Denver course.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
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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