Business Value and Project Management, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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Coursework to build great organizational leaders. Learners will be able to form a more wholistic perspective on business fundamentals and better manage organizational development, change, and projects with this Business Value and Project Management course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois.

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In an era of thriving businesses, both small and large, it is crucial to possess an in-depth understanding of the minutiae of the building blocks of a successful organization. Building, growing, and sustaining a successful business requires great knowledge in multiple fields. 

Through this Business Value and Project Management course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois, you will be provided a well-rounded knowledge of three key facets of business – Financial Accounting and Managing Projects and Organizations.

The courses in this Specialization focus on financial accounting topics, organizational principles and frameworks, and project planning and execution. Topics covered include:

  • Understand the basics of how to analyze balance sheet and cash flow statements
  • Understand how accrual accounting and fundamental accounting concepts work
  • Develop strategies to facilitate organizational growth
  • Develop solutions to common managerial challenges
  • Explore a plethora of project planning models and understand when each is most effective
  • Understand how execution and progress evaluation is performed in a waterfall approach, as well as the agile approach to project management

Applied Learning Project

A central premise of these courses is that obtaining a well-rounded expertise in multiple facets of business is crucial to successfully growing and sustaining a business. Each subject area will be followed by an in-depth application and analysis exercise.

Skills You Will Gain:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Execution
  • Organizational Structure

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting: Foundations
  • Financial Accounting: Advanced Topics
  • Designing the Organization
  • Managing the Organization
  • Project Initiation and Planning
  • Project Execution and Control

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner level

  • No prior experience required

Tuition Fee

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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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