In this Specialization, you’ll develop basic literacy in the language of business, which you can use to transition to a new career, start or improve your own small business, or apply to business school to continue your education. In five courses, you’ll learn the fundamentals of marketing, accounting, operations, and finance. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned by developing a go-to-market strategy to address a real business challenge.
Peter FaderProfessor of Marketing and Co-Director of the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative
Christian TerwieschAndrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School, Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics Co-Director, Mack Institute of Innovation Management
Michael R RobertsWilliam H. Lawrence Professor of Finance, the Wharton School, 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.
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How long does it take to complete the Business Foundations Specialization?
Time to completion will vary based on your schedule, but we anticipate most learners being able to finish the material in 6 months.
Each course in the Specialization is offered every two months.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No specific background is required—this Specialization is ideal for entrepreneurs, small business owners, managers, consultants, or anyone aiming to hone their core business skills. Knowledge of high-school level math (through pre-calculus) is suggested.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
No, you can take the courses in this Specialization in any order.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Business Foundations Specialization?
Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Business Foundations Specialization?
In this Specialization, you’ll develop basic literacy in the language of business, which you can use to transition to a new career, start or improve your own small business, or apply to business school to continue your education.