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Career Success Specialization

This Specialization*, developed by the University of California in Irvine, provides a series of courses will help you build, develop and hone the essential skills needed to improve your employability and advancement in today’s dynamic workforce. The courses cover project and time management, basic finance, communication, business writing, negotiation, fundamentals of management, problem solving, decision-making, and essentials of entrepreneurship. The program concludes with a Capstone Project for you to apply the methods and techniques you learned in the courses to a personal experience, giving you a way to communicate your value to potential employers.

A Specialization is a group of (4-10) courses including a hands-on Capstone Project that helps you master a certain skill. Once you successfully complete all the required courses including the Capstone, you will earn the Specialization Certificate from Coursera and the University of California - Irvine, which you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

This is a beginner level specialization for anyone looking to enhance their basic professional skills in management, communication and finance. No prior experience is required.

• All online
• Self-Paced Learning
• 56 learning hours must be completed within 3.5 months (~4 hours per week). Faster completion is possible
• Course Videos & Readings
• Graded Quizzes
• Graded Assignments with Peer Feedback
• Capstone Project

Course Prerequisites

• Age 18 and up.
• Saudi nationals or individuals whose spouse or mother is Saudi.
• Very good English proficiency (especially reading and writing).
• Regular access to a computer with good online connection.
• Complete all steps in the admissions process.
• Payment of course fee (if accepted).
• You may apply to more than one program, but you will only be accepted in one (based on your application). If you really prefer one program, you should only apply to that program.
• You may not apply to this program if you are already enrolled in another Misk Academy program (due to the amount of work).

What You Will Learn

• Management principles
• Problem-solving and Decision-Making
• Project Management basics
• Time Management
• Basics of Finance
• Professional Communication and Concise Writing
• Negotiation strategies
• Essentials of Entrepreneurship

Available Sessions

Business & Professional Skills

Career Success Specialization, Online

Registration deadline: 15 August
3.5 Months
August 23 - December 12

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