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 five 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.

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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: Seven (7) weeks

Dates: February 22 - April 11, 2021

Monetary Policy and International Finance


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

Dates: March 29 - May 8, 2021

Writing Persuasive Public Policy


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

Session One: June 21 - August 6, 2021

Session Two: August 2 - September 17, 2021

Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program


PKU–UChicago International Policy Action Lab

Through the flexible model delivered by the PKU-UChicago International Policy Action Lab, in five 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: Five (5) weeks

Dates: July 19 - August 20, 2021

PKU–UChicago International Policy Action Lab


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

Dates: January 15 – February 19, 2021

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


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

Dates: February 1 – March 12, 2021

Data Analytics Credential


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

Dates: Fall 2021

Negotiation as a Leadership Skill


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