Take Non-Credit Courses Towards Certification

Self-directed, noncredit courses are the basic building block of your iMBA. They’re offered frequently, so there are many opportunities throughout the year to take the first step on your path to an MBA.

Each of these noncredit courses serves as the first segment of a corresponding for-credit course. The noncredit segment provides foundational material for the for-credit segment. Once you complete the noncredit segment, you enroll in the for-credit portion of the class and pay tuition. Coursera offers a number of different subscription options to earn non-credit certificates at an affordable price.

If you don’t want to go onto the graduate level, you can earn a noncredit certificate in one of seven different business specializations. To earn a certificate, you take a prescribed sequence of noncredit courses and you’ll need to pay a verification fee for each one.

So you’re welcome to complete a full noncredit business specialization now and build it into a for-credit specialization over time.

Why Enroll?

There are three reasons you might want to enroll in a noncredit course:

  • If you intend to go onto the for-credit course or the full iMBA and want to get a head start.
  • If you just want to take the foundational free content and not go further.
  • Or if you want to earn a certificate in a business specialization but not a full MBA.

Get Started

Following are areas in which noncredit courses and specializations are being offered. Click on the specialization title to learn about what’s required to earn a full noncredit certificate. Or click on the individual course name if you’d like to take the basic noncredit content for free.

The self-directed segments of our classes are delivered through the website of our partner, Coursera. Clicking on links below will take you to the Coursera noncredit course and specialization pages.