The University of Minnesota partners with Coursera to offer professional and personally enriching noncredit online courses taught by some of the University's most recognized faculty. From creative problem solving and cybersecurity to integrative nursing, user interface design, and sexuality and disability, U of M Coursera courses are available in a variety of areas. Schedules are flexible and learning is at your own pace, allowing you to take an individual course or choose a specialization (set of courses) to complete over time. After the successful completion of a course or specialization, you will receive a certificate from Coursera that demonstrates your mastery of the material.
Tuition varies and financial aid is available.
Courses, including those that are part of a specialization, may be taken individually. For current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff, free access to courses and specializations is available through the Coursera for Minnesota program. (Note: MasterTrack Certificates are not eligible for the Coursera for Minnesota program.)
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Analytics for Decision Making
Explore the fourth pillar in the field of analytics: prescriptive analytics, including predictive modeling, optimization, and simulation techniques used to formulate decisions.
Cybersecurity in the Cloud
Are you a novice software developer eager to try your hand at cybersecurity? This specialization delves into essential security concepts and how they apply to cloud deployments.
Gain a solid understanding of the complex health care marketplace industry with courses such as Healthcare Marketplace Overview, Healthcare Delivery Providers, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Innovation, and Medical Technology and Evaluation.
Human Resource Management
Open to anyone and particularly valuable for managers and entrepreneurs, this specialization provides an introduction to the fundamental principles, policies, and practices of human resource management.
This specialization introduces the key principles and practices of information systems management, issues related to change management, and strategies and approaches to ensure successful implementations.
Integrative Health and Medicine
Survey integrative therapies as you learn how to develop a plan of complementary therapies that fit patients' needs and preferences, and to educate and advise using clear, patient-centered language.
This specialization is for nurses and nursing students who would like to use the six principles of integrative nursing to develop a relationship-based approach to health and health care, as well as how to partner with patients to develop a plan of care that fits their needs and preferences.
Nursing Informatics Leadership
This specialization focuses on the history and development of nursing informatics leadership and the current and future challenges in the field.
Intended for people with some related experience, these courses advance your skills in designing, building, and evaluating recommender systems for commerce and content.
Software Development Lifecycle
Designed for those who are new to software engineering as well as those who have developed software, this specialization provides an understanding of the underlying context and theory of software development practices.
Software Testing and Automation
This specialization is for beginning to intermediate software developers who would like to master the theory, techniques, and tools of several types of software testing.