Professional Success Skills, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
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In this Professional Success Skills course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois, you'll learn how to recognize ethical dimensions and dilemmas in organizational decision-making, engage in creative problem-solving, succeed in a team environment, communicate with other members of the organization, and appreciate and exhibit leadership.

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To become job-ready, you need to develop technical knowledge and skills. Those skills can help you get through that first door. But then what? Completing this Professional Success Skills course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois will help you learn and develop skills that can lead to success working in any organization! Skills that not only help you succeed in that first job, but also ensure that first job is the start of a long, successful career.

Collectively, the materials in this certificate program will help you develop and enhance professional business skills that facilitate your success throughout your chosen career. Through this specialization, you will: 

  • Acquire a deep understanding of the importance and role of ethics within and beyond the organization
  • Realize the benefits and challenges of a diverse culture and changing global perspectives 
  • Enhance your ability to work creatively within the organization
  • Understand the importance and role of teamwork and develop skills that differentiate yourself as a team player
  • Communicate using common organizational language, concepts, and frameworks useful for decision-making and problem-solving
  • Develop and strengthen your capacity to lead and recognize leadership exhibited by those around you

This certificate program features top faculty from the University of Illinois' Gies College of Business and includes practical application-based content as well as academic theory. The coursework is career-curated and will be immediately applicable and relevant. 

Applied Learning Project

In this specialization, you will have multiple opportunities to apply the principles and concepts learned both within and across courses. Course requirements include multiple “deep dives” into particular topics, allowing you to further explore key fundamentals, as well as synthesize multiple topics in real-world settings. Continuous reflection and discussion activities occur throughout the specialization, which results in a personal “playbook” that allows for further application of the specialization’s principles and concepts in your own career.

Skills You Will Gain:

  • Decision-Making
  • Business Communication
  • Leadership
  • Diversity (Business)
  • Organizational Ethics
  • Culture
  • Communication In Small Groups
  • Creativity
  • Storytelling
  • Brainstorming
  • Team Work
  • Business Presentations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics, Culture, and Global Perspectives
  • Teamwork and Creativity
  • Organizational Concepts and Language
  • Leadership

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 previous knowledge or skills required. Ideal for individuals interested in developing skills that enable them to contribute to their organization.

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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