About this Specialization

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Wharton's Entrepreneurship Specialization covers the conception, design, organization, and management of new enterprises. This five-course series is designed to take you from opportunity identification through launch, growth, financing and profitability. With guidance from Wharton's top professors, along with insights from current Wharton start-up founders and financiers, you'll develop an entrepreneurial mindset and hone the skills you need to develop a new enterprise with potential for growth and funding, or to identify and pursue opportunities for growth within an existing organization.
Learner Career Outcomes
83%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic
Learner Career Outcomes
83%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
33%
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.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Entrepreneurship 1: Developing the Opportunity

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Course2

Course 2

Entrepreneurship 2: Launching your Start-Up

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1,665 ratings
218 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Entrepreneurship 3: Growth Strategies

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1,190 ratings
143 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Entrepreneurship 4: Financing and Profitability

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960 ratings
121 reviews

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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