New Online Course From Michigan Ross About How to Be Successful Draws on Decades of Scientific Research


The most successful people in the world have a lot of things in common.

Ross Professor Paula Caproni has been studying those commonalities for years, and now she’s sharing the results in a new, free online course, “The Science of Success.”

Available on Coursera, the course will “show what the most successful people do differently than others, why IQ is not the most significant predictor of success, and why many commonly held beliefs hold people back from achieving their goals.”

Those who enroll in the free course will also be given success tips they can apply immediately to their own life. Caproni calls out three areas where learners will better be able to thrive after the course:

  • Getting better results at work (and school)
  • Achieving career success (however you define that)
  • Enjoying a meaningful, happy, and healthy life

“One of the most important lessons you’ll learn is that success is earned day-by-day through small wins,” Caproni said. “Small, achievable actions that together can help you achieve your goals sooner and exceed even your own expectations.”

Those in the course will also complete a detailed action plan they can implement during and after the course.

A certificate is also available for those who successfully complete a paid version of the class.

Enroll for free now

Course begins on July 10.