About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic

Skills you will gain

Growth StrategiesExit StrategyFinanceEntrepreneurship

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 8 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic

Learners taking this Specialization are

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Managing Directors
  • Financial Advisors
  • Business Developers

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 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Entrepreneurship 1: Developing the Opportunity

4.8
2,243 ratings
473 reviews
Course2

Entrepreneurship 2: Launching your Start-Up

4.8
1,293 ratings
159 reviews
Course3

Entrepreneurship 3: Growth Strategies

4.7
894 ratings
92 reviews
Course4

Entrepreneurship 4: Financing and Profitability

4.8
713 ratings
87 reviews

Instructors

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David Hsu

Richard A. Sapp Professor of Management
The Wharton School
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David Bell

President and Co-Founder at Idea Farm Ventures (IFV)
Marketing
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Ethan Mollick

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Management- Wharton School
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Kartik Hosanagar

Professor
Wharton School
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Karl T. Ulrich

Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Wharton School
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Laura Huang

Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
Business Administration
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Lori Rosenkopf

Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Undergraduate Division
Simon and Midge Palley Professor of Management

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

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 will vary based on your schedule, but we anticipate most learners being able to finish the material within 6 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered at least once every month, although they may be offered more frequently.

  • No specific background is required—this Specialization is ideal for employees, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, or anyone aiming to hone their entrepreneurial skills. Knowledge of high-school level math (through pre-calculus) is suggested.

  • Although you can take the courses in this Specialization in any order, we do recommend that you follow the sequence suggested by course title (Entrepreneurship 1, Entrepreneurship 2, and so on), especially if you are new to the study of entrepreneurship.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • In this Specialization, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial process in four key areas: conception and development, launch, growth, and financing and profitability. At the end of Wharton’s Entrepreneurship Specialization, you’ll be able to create and develop a new enterprise with potential for growth and funding, and/or improve your ability to identify and pursue opportunities for growth in your current organization.

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