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100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

English

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

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.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Success

4.8
576 ratings
161 reviews
Course2

Improving Communication Skills

4.6
706 ratings
175 reviews
Course3

Leading the Life You Want

4.5
236 ratings
51 reviews
Course4

Influence

4.8
133 ratings
33 reviews

Instructors

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Richard Shell

Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management
The Wharton School
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Maurice Schweitzer

Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions
The Wharton School
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Stewart D. Friedman

Practice Professor of Management and Director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project
The Wharton School
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Cade Massey

Practice Professor
The Wharton School

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.

  • 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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