• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration

About

The capstone project consists of a case study that must be addressed to complete the specialization

In the Organizational Leadership Capstone offered by Coursera in partnership with Northwestern University, you will be asked to assume the role of the incoming chief executive officer of a fictitious privately held medical device company. From the company’s standpoint, its customers are the clinics that use and dispense its  products, rather than the end-users of the company’s products.  

The company is currently facing a range of challenges, including obstacles to access for world-wide users of the company’s product, as well as internal conflict about the company’s priorities and a new disruptive technology.  

You will be asked to help the board address key changes in the industry, by developing a strategy to meet these challenges. Specifically, you will submit artifacts responding to a series of challenges related to the case. 

The artifacts will be peer-assessed on how effectively you applied concepts and skills explored throughout the specialization, assessed your own skills as a leader, evaluated the data to help you make an informed decision, developed a customer-facing design process, and communicated your strategy to relevant stakeholders.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 15 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Welcome to the Capstone
  • Shaping a Culture that Supports Growth and Innovation
  • Discovering Opportunities
  • Defining and Taking Advantage of Opportunities
  • Communicating with Your Audience
  • Crisis Response
  • Leading People and Fostering Collaboration
  • Capstone Wrap-Up

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Funding

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.

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