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These are the top 53 Business Essentials courses and offerings found from analyzing all discussions on Reddit that mention any Coursera course.

#1
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.
University of Pennsylvania
Barbara E. Kahn
5 reddit posts
83 mentions
#2
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Master the technical skills needed to analyze financial statements and disclosures for use in financial analysis, and learn how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process.
University of Pennsylvania
Brian J Bushee
4 reddit posts
31 mentions
#3
Excel to MySQL Specialization
Analytic Techniques for Business
Formulate data questions, explore and visualize large datasets, and inform strategic decisions.
Duke University
Daniel Egger
1 reddit posts
56 mentions
#4
Successful Negotiation
Essential Strategies and Skills
We all negotiate on a daily basis.
University of Michigan
George Siedel
1 reddit posts
23 mentions
#5
Career Success Specialization
This 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.
University of California, Irvine
Rob Stone, PMP, M.Ed.
1 reddit posts
34 mentions
#6
Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization
The University of Pennsylvania and Dr.
University of Pennsylvania
Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D.
1 reddit posts
25 mentions
#7
Business and Financial Modeling Specialization
Wharton's Business and Financial Modeling Specialization is designed to help you make informed business and financial decisions.
University of Pennsylvania
Richard Waterman
0 reddit posts
28 mentions
#8
Excel Skills for Business Specialization
This specialization is intended for anyone who seeks to develop one of the most critical and fundamental digital skills today.
Macquarie University
Nicky Bull
1 reddit posts
40 mentions
#9
Introduction to Public Speaking
This course gives you a reliable model for preparing and delivering effective presentations.
University of Washington
Dr. Matt McGarrity
1 reddit posts
18 mentions
#10
Supply Chain Management Specialization
This Specialization is an introduction to the fascinating world of Supply Chain Management.
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
Rudolf Leuschner, Ph.D.
1 reddit posts
15 mentions
#11
Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization
This specialization is a precursor to the Applied Project Management Certificate.
University of California, Irvine
Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP
0 reddit posts
17 mentions
#12
Data Analysis and Presentation Skills Specialization
the PwC Approach
If you are a PwC Employee, gain access to the PwC Specialization and Courses for free using the instructions on the PwC L&D Spark page or simply search "Coursera" on PwC Spark.
PwC
Alex Mannella
1 reddit posts
16 mentions
#13
Introduction to Negotiation
A Strategic Playbook for Becoming a Principled and Persuasive Negotiator
This course will help you be a better negotiator.
Yale University
Barry Nalebuff
1 reddit posts
34 mentions
#14
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity
You will be able to gain and apply your knowledge and understanding of personal and professional awareness, organization and commitment, and use the tools, methods and techniques that you have learned in goal setting, prioritization, scheduling, and delegation to overcome time management challenges ...
University of California, Irvine
Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP
0 reddit posts
9 mentions
#15
Introduction to Spreadsheets and Models
The simple spreadsheet is one of the most powerful data analysis tools that exists, and it’s available to almost anyone.
University of Pennsylvania
Don Huesman
0 reddit posts
9 mentions
#16
High-Impact Business Writing
Effective writing is a powerful tool in the business environment.
University of California, Irvine
Sue Robins, M.S. Ed.
1 reddit posts
4 mentions
#17
Business Writing
Writing well is one of the most important skills you can develop to be successful in the business world.
University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Quentin McAndrew
0 reddit posts
6 mentions
#18
Interviewing and Resume Writing in English Specialization
This specialization will help you develop the English language strategies and communication skills you need to advance in your professional career.
University of Maryland, College Park
Charles Duquette
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#19
Fundamentals of Quantitative Modeling
How can you put data to work for you? Specifically, how can numbers in a spreadsheet tell us about present and past business activities, and how can we use them to forecast the future? The answer is in building quantitative models, and this course is designed to help you understand the fundamentals ...
University of Pennsylvania
Richard Waterman
0 reddit posts
4 mentions
#20
Influencing People
This course will improve your ability to influence people in situations where you cannot use formal authority.
University of Michigan
Scott DeRue, Ph.D.
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#21
Communication in the 21st Century Workplace
In today's fast-paced business environment, employees at all levels find themselves being asked to handle more tasks, meet more deadlines, take on more responsibilities, and adapt to more change.
University of California, Irvine
Patricia Bravo, MBA, SPHR
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#22
Design and Make Infographics (Project-Centered Course)
In this project-centered course*, you will create a content-rich infographic on a topic of your choice using Adobe Illustrator (which you can download for a free, 30-day trial).
Michigan State University
Karl Gude
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#23
Interview Research and Preparation
This course, the first in the "Interviewing and Resume Writing in English" specialization, guides you to discover the interests, talents and competencies that you can use to find and do work that leverages your strengths, passions and who you are as a person, so you can start doing work that matters...
University of Maryland, College Park
Charles Duquette
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#24
The Art of Negotiation
The art of negotiation comes into play daily in the life of employees at all levels and in every position.
University of California, Irvine
Sue Robins, M.S. Ed.
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#25
Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making.
University of California, Irvine
Rob Stone, PMP, M.Ed.
0 reddit posts
9 mentions
#26
Fundamentos Empresariales Specialization
En esta Especialización, desarrollarás técnicas elementales en el lenguaje de los negocios, que podrás usar para cambiar a una nueva carrera, comenzar o mejorar tu pequeño negocio, o aplicar en la escuela de negocios para continuar tu formación.
University of Pennsylvania
Barbara E. Kahn
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#27
Effective Communication in the Globalised Workplace Specialization
In this Specialization aimed for those who are preparing to enter the workplace, we will share with you some key cultural and linguistic features characterizing effective communication in this increasingly diverse and internationalised workplace.
National University of Singapore
Misty So-Sum Wai-Cook
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#28
The Power of Markets I
The Basics of Supply and Demand and Consumer Behavior
This opening module of the Power of Markets course covers the basic assumptions about market participants made by economists, the concept of opportunity cost, and the key determinants of supply and demand.
University of Rochester
Mark Zupan
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#29
Fundamentals of Accounting Specialization
Accounting is the “language of business.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kevin E. Jackson
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#30
Conflict Transformation
This course introduces you to the concept of conflict transformation and how it differs from conflict resolution, management, and prevention.
Emory University
Ellen Ott Marshall
1 reddit posts
0 mentions
#31
Financial Accounting Fundamentals
This course, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and taught by top-ranked faculty, will teach you the tools you'll need to understand the fundamentals of financial accounting.
University of Virginia
Luann J. Lynch
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#32
U.S. Federal Taxation Specialization
This Specialization introduces the U.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Matthew Hutchens
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#33
Excel Skills for Business
Intermediate II
Spreadsheet software remains one of the most ubiquitous pieces of software used in workplaces across the world.
Macquarie University
Nicky Bull
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#34
Excel Skills for Business
Advanced
Spreadsheet software remains one of the most ubiquitous pieces of software used in workplaces around the world.
Macquarie University
Nicky Bull
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#35
Excel Skills for Business
Intermediate I
Spreadsheet software remains one of the most ubiquitous pieces of software used in workplaces across the world.
Macquarie University
Nicky Bull
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#36
Conflict Resolution Skills
Resolving conflict in a positive manner is a skill than can be developed and practiced.
University of California, Irvine
Najla DeBow
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#37
European Business Law
Understanding the Fundamentals
The European Union is one of the world’s largest and most important economies.
Lund University
Hans Henrik Lidgard
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#38
Graphic Design
Welcome to Graphic Design, the second course in the Effective Communications Specialization.
University of Colorado Boulder
David Underwood
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#39
Advanced Business Analytics Specialization
The Advanced Business Analytics Specialization brings together academic professionals and experienced practitioners to share real world data analytics skills you can use to grow your business, increase profits, and create maximum value for your shareholders.
University of Colorado Boulder
David Torgerson
0 reddit posts
10 mentions
#40
Six Sigma Principles
This course is for you if you are looking to learn more about Six Sigma or refresh your knowledge of the basic components of Six Sigma and Lean.
University System of Georgia
Bill Bailey, PhD
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#41
Auditing I
Conceptual Foundations of Auditing
This course provides an intensive conceptual and applied introduction to auditing in society.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark E. Peecher, PhD, CPA
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#42
Corporate & Commercial Law II
Business Forms, Financing & Governmental Regulation
This course is the second course in a two-part series on corporate and commercial law.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Professor Michael R Fricke
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#43
Giving Helpful Feedback
This course teaches you the simple principles expert managers use to improve and motivate employee performance.
University of Colorado Boulder
Tracy Jennings
0 reddit posts
5 mentions
#44
Six Sigma Green Belt Specialization
This specialization is for you if you are looking to learn more about the more advanced components of Six Sigma and Lean.
University System of Georgia
David Cook, PhD
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#45
Effective Communication Specialization
Writing, Design, and Presentation
Over seventy companies and tens of thousands of students worldwide have used Effective Communication to deliver ideas powerfully in the workplace.
University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Quentin McAndrew
0 reddit posts
9 mentions
#46
Excel Skills for Business
Essentials
In this first course of the specialization Excel Skills for Business, you will learn the essentials of Microsoft Excel.
Macquarie University
Nicky Bull
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#47
International Business Essentials Specialization
This specialisation from the University of London is designed to help you develop and build the essential business, academic, and cultural skills necessary to succeed in further study and in international business.
University of London
David James
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#48
Blockchain and Business
Applications and Implications
Blockchain will bring about profound changes to business, and even to the nature of business itself.
INSEAD
Don Tapscott
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#49
Writing Professional Email and Memos (Project-Centered Course)
Want your workplace writing to make a positive impression? At the end of this course, you will be a more confident writer, able to create higher quality professional documents more quickly.
University System of Georgia
Tamara Michele Powell
0 reddit posts
3 mentions
#50
Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management
Projects are all around us.
University of Virginia
Yael Grushka-Cockayne (@grushkay)
2 reddit posts
1 mentions
#51
Getting Started with Google Sheets
Google Sheets is a robust, cloud-based application that empowers you to create sophisticated spreadsheets.
Google Cloud
Google Cloud Training
0 reddit posts
2 mentions
#52
Effective Business Presentations with Powerpoint
This course is all about presenting the story of the data, using PowerPoint.
PwC
Alex Mannella
0 reddit posts
1 mentions
#53
Fintech Specialization
Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology
Wharton's Fintech Specialization is designed to introduce you to the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications through case studies of Wharton-led companies in the field.
University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Geczy
0 reddit posts
2 mentions