About this Specialization

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The purpose of organizations is to produce and deliver goods and services of value to customers while generating a surplus for owners. Value chain management focuses on understanding what different customers value, measuring inputs and outputs to assess value, and generating higher value for customers and surpluses for organizations. In this specialization, you will gain competencies that are critical for managers in any functional area. You will learn to create, model, analyze, and maximize value in accounting, operations, and marketing. This specialization is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program here.
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
50%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approximately 8 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
50%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
50%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approximately 8 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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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.

There are 7 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Managerial Accounting: Cost Behaviors, Systems, and Analysis

4.7
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1,141 ratings
254 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Managerial Accounting: Tools for Facilitating and Guiding Business Decisions

4.7
stars
546 ratings
84 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Operations Management: Analysis and Improvement Methods

4.6
stars
977 ratings
290 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Operations Management: Strategy and Quality Management for the Digital Age

4.6
stars
925 ratings
201 reviews

Offered by

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Start working towards your Master's degree

This specialization 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.

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