University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Corporate Strategy

This course is part of Strategic Leadership and Management Specialization

Taught in English

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Joe Mahoney
Deepak Somaya

Instructors: Joe Mahoney

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Intermediate level
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Flexible schedule
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Progress towards a degree

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There are 5 modules in this course

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.

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2 videos6 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module focuses on corporate strategy with particular emphasis on the scope of the firm. Both vertical integration (vertical scope) and diversification (horizontal scope) are addressed. The module seeks to explain the relative advantages of (and alternatives to) vertical integration and diversification; and when and how they can be used to create a competitive advantage.

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8 videos2 readings1 quiz

This module focuses on corporate strategy with particular emphasis on transactions used by companies to change or manage the scope of the firm. Mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic alliances are the specific transactions focused on. Challenges and best practices with respect to each are discussed.

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11 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt

This module focuses on global strategy and strategies for competing around the world. It explains how companies can expand into other countries using different entry modes, and why multinational enterprises adopt different global strategies.

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5 videos2 readings1 quiz

This module focuses on the characteristics of public firms, management of different stakeholders, and corporate social responsibility. It also describes various mechanisms of corporate governance used to mitigate agency problems and align managerial action with stakeholder (particularly shareholder) goals.

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4 videos4 readings1 quiz1 plugin

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4.7 (152 ratings)
Joe Mahoney
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1 Course45,886 learners
Deepak Somaya
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
7 Courses91,769 learners

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