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Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Organization DesignStrategic ManagementOrganizational TheoryOrganizational Structure
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Course Orientation

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....
Reading
1 video (Total 9 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Reading6 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Descriptions of Firms Discussed in This Course10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz20m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Corporate Governance and the Role of Managers in Value Creation

What is management and what role do managers play in creating economic value? These questions are critical in understanding corporate governance and defining managerial responsibilities. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 40 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
1-1.2: What Is the Role of Management in Organizations?5m
1-1.3: Who Are Managers Responsible To?10m
1-1.4: Who Should Monitor the Actions of Executives?5m
1-1.5: What Is Corporate Governance?9m
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Reading3 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
Instructions for Case Study Analysis – Dynatrend10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 1 Quiz Over Lectures and Readings20m
Dynatrend Case Study Quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Module 2: Environment of Organizations: External and Internal Contingencies

What factors should be taken into account in designing organizations? This is the fundamental question in understanding the role of external and internal contingencies in developing organizational design alternatives....
Reading
10 videos (Total 94 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
2-1.2: Critical Contingencies to Organizational Design4m
2-1.3: Competing Business Models: The Credit Card Industry14m
2-1.4: Critical Elements of a Business Model5m
2-1.5: The Case of the Changing Music Industry3m
2-2.1: Industry Life Cycle9m
2-2.2: Trajectories of Industry Change11m
2-2.3: Internal Contingencies: Operational Technology and Strategy Making Process12m
2-2.4: Types of Workflow Interdependencies13m
2-2.5: Models of Competitive Strategy14m
Reading3 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
Instructions for Case Study Analysis – Kodak10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 2 Quiz Over Lectures and Readings20m
Kodak Case Study Quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Organization Design – Differentiation

What are the critical building blocks of organization design? This central question helps us focus on how the allocation of resources, authority, and tasks provide the managers the choices for structuring the organization....
Reading
9 videos (Total 70 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
3-1.2: What Is Organization Design and Design Effectiveness?10m
3-1.3: The Core Parts of Organizational Structure4m
3-1.4: Designing Organizations for Efficiency versus Flexibility?4m
3-1.5: Functional Design9m
3-1.6: Divisional Design9m
3-2.1: Generic Hybrid Designs14m
3-2.2: Contemporary Hybrid Designs9m
3-2.3: Conglomerates and Business Groups6m
Reading3 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
Instructions for Case Study Analysis – Exide10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 3 Quiz Over Lectures and Readings20m
Exide Case Study Quiz10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Module 4: Elements of Organization Design – Integration

How is organizational integration achieved with the use of coordination and control tools? Coordination and control are the essential parts of organization design, and we need to describe how these tools are used to design the organization....
Reading
11 videos (Total 111 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
4-1.2: What Is Coordination?10m
4-1.3: Vertical and Horizontal Coordination Mechanisms12m
4-1.4: Coordination and Teamwork6m
4-1.5: How Do We Achieve Efficiency and Flexibility?11m
4-2.1: What Is a Management Control System?12m
4-2.2: Traditional Control Systems6m
4-2.3: Contemporary Control Systems14m
4-2.4: Critical Issues Associated with Control Systems10m
4-2.5: How Do We Know Our Design Is Effective?11m
Course Recap9m
Reading3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Instructions for Case Study Analysis – Nestlé10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz Over Lectures and Readings20m
Nestlé Case Study Quiz10m
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By LAJul 16th 2017

Professor Leblebici is incredible teacher, and the Courses' materials are so powerful, and very important to learn how to implement them almost in any type of business!

By JRSep 22nd 2017

Watch the summary videos at the end of module four of managing the organization first, they provide great structure to attach your learning to.

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Huseyin Leblebici

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