About this Specialization

Based on four of the most popular courses taught at the Wharton School, Achieving Personal and Professional Success is designed to introduce the tools and techniques for defining and achieving success at home and at work. You'll learn how to find your passion and core values, how to apply these values to your own life, how to work well with others, how to communicate effectively, how to set goals, how to use influence to achieve these goals, and even how to say you are sorry. Through exercises, self-diagnostic surveys, quizzes, and many case studies, you'll discover how to define not only what you want, but also the best way to get it. While many business courses cover topics related to successful organizational practices, these courses provide key insights into successful personal practices, whether you are in the office or in your home. We all bring ourselves to work every day, and these courses will help you be your best self wherever you are.
Learner Career Outcomes
56%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
22%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic, Tamil, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)...
Learner Career Outcomes
56%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
22%
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. 4 months to complete

Suggested 2 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic, Tamil, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified)...

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Success

4.8
stars
799 ratings
230 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Improving Communication Skills

4.7
stars
1,155 ratings
294 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Leading the Life You Want

4.6
stars
311 ratings
73 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Influence

4.8
stars
201 ratings
52 reviews

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  • 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.

  • 16 weeks is the typical sequence for completing this Specialization; however, you can work at the pace which makes sense for you.

  • No background knowledge is necessary to complete this Specialization; however, you must be able to be honest with yourself and willing to try new ways of thinking and communicating to achieve results.

  • No. The courses in this Specialization are designed to be taken in the order that is right for you. If you don't know where to begin, we recommend starting with "Success." Professor Shell will guide you through exercises designed to help you define what success means to you. You may wish to use this self-knowledge as a foundation for the other courses.

  • No. Although these courses are based on very popular courses offered by the Wharton School, they are not eligible for course credit from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • This Specialization was designed to help you be more successful in both your personal and professional life, using the techniques and exercises taught at the Wharton School. Upon completing this Specialization, you will be able to define what success means to you, apply your core values and principles at home and at work, communicate effectively and influence others to achieve your goals.

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