About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Arabic...

What you will learn

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    Create and communicate your vision as a leader

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    Manage talent to improve employee performance, development and retention

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    Use the Michigan Model of Leadership to define organizational goals

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    Create a high-quality team charter that enhances team performance

Skills you will gain

Vision AlignmentTalent ManagementGoals and RewardsMotivate EmployeesLeadership

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 5 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Mongolian, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Arabic...

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.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Inspiring and Motivating Individuals

4.8
2,400 ratings
493 reviews
Course2

Managing Talent

4.5
1,187 ratings
167 reviews
Course3

Influencing People

4.7
2,257 ratings
437 reviews
Course4

Leading Teams

4.7
1,001 ratings
174 reviews

Instructors

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Scott DeRue, Ph.D.

Edward J. Frey Dean at the Ross School of Business
Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business
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Maxim Sytch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow
Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business
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Cheri Alexander

Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director Corporate Learning
Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business

About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

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.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 6 months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

  • 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.

  • You will be able to manage talent to improve employee performance, development and retention; influence people to change behavior and embrace change; and build and structure teams to improve both execution and innovation.

  • No background knowledge is required. This Specialization is designed for anyone interested in improving their management skills.

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