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Mergers And Acquisitions (M&A)DiversificationGlobal StrategyCorporate GovernanceStrategic Management

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Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 video (Total 2 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz16m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Corporate Scope

7 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Vertical Scope8m
Vertical Scope Part 211m
Horizontal Scope (Diversification)16m
Horizontal Scope Part 219m
Managing Integrated Firms8m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (optional)1m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Graded Quiz10m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Module 2: Corporate Transactions

7 videos (Total 74 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Mergers and Acquisitions14m
Diverstitures12m
Strategic Alliances11m
A Portfolio View5m
Disney Case9m
Disney Case Wrap Up2m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Graded Quiz10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Global Strategy

4 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Foreign Market Entry20m
National Origins of Competitive Advantage6m
MNE Strategies16m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Graded Quiz30m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module 4: Stakeholders and Governance

4 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Corporate Social Responsibility13m
Mechanisms of Corporate Governance13m
Recent Developments6m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Graded Quiz10m
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Top reviews from Corporate Strategy

By JRJul 30th 2018

Brilliant course, really well structured and presented. I particularly enjoyed the different videos which clearly give a more practical approach to the concepts taught during the course.

By SGJul 30th 2019

Thanks for offering a useful course with lots of supporting videos, presentations, pdf files, and materials to test my comprehension level. Would definitely recommend.

Instructors

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Joe Mahoney

Professor of Business Administration
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Business Department of Business Administration
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Deepak Somaya

Professor of Business Administration
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Business Department of Business Administration

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

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About the Strategic Leadership and Management Specialization

Enhance leadership and business skills for immediate impact. Practice everyday leadership, manage people, learn and apply concepts and techniques to effectively manage organizations through organizational design, and formulate and implement strategy. Through the courses in this specialization, you will learn the fundamentals to effectively lead people and teams, manage organizations as well as tools to analyze business situations and develop strategies. The Specialization covers the strategic, human resource, and organizational foundations for creating and capturing value for sustainable competitive advantage – including how to manage people and organizations, analyze the competition, and develop strategies both within a business and across a portfolio of businesses. The capstone is a strategic leadership and management plan where you’ll apply what you will learn to an actual business situation with participation by one or more focal companies. The deliverable will be designed to create value from the perspective of potential employers while achieving pedagogical and experiential goals for learners. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois Masters of Business Administration degree program, the iMBA. Learn more about the admission into the program here and how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into the program. You can also start with for-credit courses within the Illinois iMBA degree program....
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