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Designing the Organization: From Strategy to Organizational Structure, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About this Course

In this course you will understand how firms are organized, what factors must be taken into account in making critical design decisions, and what role managers play in making these choices. In order to answer these questions, we will first develop a conceptual process model that links business models, external and internal contingencies, and organizational design. Second, we will focus on the fundamental principles of organization design and what alternative design choices are available for managers. Finally, we will apply these concepts and ideas to organizational situations to develop the critical insights and decision making skills to build effective organizations. Learners: • Will understand how managers create value through their organizations • Will have a good understanding of the fundamental principles and factors important to organizational design • Will be able to design the coordination, control, and performance measurement systems to manage an organization. This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and

Top reviews


Jul 16, 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!


Sep 22, 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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By Nanette Wells

May 07, 2019

Very Informative and Relevant!

By Greg Tardie

May 05, 2019

Very helpful class

By Kyle Becker

May 04, 2019

I enjoyed this course's focus on design. The videos were useful and concise, as were the readings, and the assignments were structured well to make you think.

By Dejan Horgas

May 03, 2019

Slow pace, poor delivery. No value added by listening to the professor speak because he just reads out the slides. Content does not flow from one section to another and much of the material feels incomplete. You are left with a feeling that you just skimmed the surface and need to do a lot more learning independently.

By Emeka Joshua Emeruem

May 01, 2019

Great management tools. The video and audio quality are great.

By Alejandro Madiba Valle

Apr 29, 2019

Crystal clear explained


Apr 27, 2019

Very good!

By Natalia Milena Gomez Arias

Apr 16, 2019

Very good course

By Chau Hung Vinh

Apr 13, 2019

This is very good course and relevant to my current job. Thanks Illinois University and Coursera

By Mohamad Mahmoud Hamid

Mar 30, 2019