Enhance your portfolio and strengthen your skill set with our virtual programs.

Designed for students and working professionals, our non-degree programs enable you to gain specific skills that can bridge gaps in your portfolio and accelerate your path to measurable social impact.

Programs range from four to seven weeks in length and cover topics such as R Programming, writing, and leadership.

Explore our programs below to take the next step in expanding your skillset. Contact us and join an upcoming virtual event to learn more. 

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Data Analytics Credential

Develop and expand your data analytics skills in six weeks. For individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, this program provides a foundation in quantitative tools and the application of rigorous analytics in policy.

Duration: Six (6) weeks

Data Analytics Credential


Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program

This seven-week summer program creates a unique learning experience for global students and young professionals, providing an opportunity to connect rigorous data analytics to cutting-edge policy research implementation.

Duration: Seven (7) weeks

Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program


Monetary Policy and International Finance

Learn the cutting-edge theory and application of monetary and international finance policy from top faculty at UChicago and Peking University, together with global industry leaders.

Duration: Six (6) weeks

Monetary Policy and International Finance


Negotiation as a Leadership Skill

Using a blend of theory, cases, negotiation exercises, and facilitated discussion, develop your “interpersonal toolkit" exploring how to execute strategy through persuading other people to work with you towards your objectives and lead the change you aspire to create.

Duration: Six (6) weeks

Negotiation as a Leadership Skill


PKU–UChicago International Policy Action Lab

Through the flexible model delivered by the PKU-UChicago International Policy Action Lab, in four weeks you’ll learn the evidence-based approach of conducting international policy research from top scholars at Peking University and the University of Chicago. 

Duration: Four (4) weeks

PKU–UChicago International Policy Action Lab


Writing Persuasive Public Policy

Work with expert writers and editors, and practice evidence-based persuasive writing to form policy arguments that have the power to change minds and incite action.

Duration: Six (6) weeks

Writing Persuasive Public Policy


The Battles Ahead: Domestic and Global Implications of the 2020 US Election

Through a series of panel discussions with top scholars and practitioners, explore the domestic and foreign policy implications of the 2020 US election cycle.

Duration: Six (6) weeks

The Battles Ahead: Domestic and Global Implications of the 2020 US Election


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