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About the Course

Organizations are complex and can be difficult to manage well, so managers need tools to help them better understand and deal with the many complexities and challenges associated with organizational life. In this course, you will learn theories, principles, and frameworks that will help you design more effective organizations. You will be able to: - Analyze organizations from multiple perspectives to better understand business challenges - Strategically plan for effective organizational governance - Develop systems to plan for growth and change - Understand implications of the external environment on business and strategically respond to these factors This course is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program at

Top reviews


Apr 27, 2020

It was the hardest, but best course so far. Surely, it will be very useful to apply in any context. It gives one satisfaction to better understand leaders, organizations, and what could be better.


Dec 10, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this course, as it helped me understand the corporate world better and how organizations are designed. I found it explained the company I work for very well.

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By Dilshan M D

Apr 28, 2020

Well explained and knowledge what we gain from it is best.

By Amber A

Nov 9, 2019

excellent course and thanks to Prof Bednar and Leblebici

By Esennur K

Nov 3, 2020

Amazing professors. It was a great learning experience.

By Dr. R S

Oct 25, 2020

A lot of good knowledge about the organization designed

By Raja S N

Sep 4, 2020

It is very good experience of learning ..thanks to team

By Garth G

Jul 24, 2018

Great information which is applicable to my workplace.

By Jennifer N

Apr 10, 2018

Great course. Very relevant and practical information.

By Shadrack B

Nov 25, 2020

Absolutely amazing lecture. Really enjoyed the course


Mar 18, 2021

Really enjoyed this course. It was very informative.

By Jackey H

Nov 1, 2020

well content,and usefull for my leadship improvement

By Pambili S

Mar 22, 2022

This was an excellent course and very challenging.

By Ayessa D B

Nov 17, 2021

Its really nice to take this course I learned a lot

By John W

Feb 22, 2023

Thank you so much Professors for the great course!

By M S B Z

Jun 10, 2020

Much effective course to about business designing.

By Thaer D

Jun 4, 2020

I learned a lot of things which are really useful

By Claudio L

Feb 1, 2017

interesting for my position as a General Managerl

By Sumit K L

Oct 31, 2022

Very concise, conceptual, and student friendly.


Jun 22, 2020

It was fantastic journey of learning this module

By Nadia G

Oct 29, 2018

This was a great course, I really learned a lot.


Jun 23, 2020

Learned a lot. Great Course. Thank you so much.

By Carmen T

Nov 9, 2020

Great class, very informative, great exmaples.

By Thanh N K

Oct 30, 2020

This is a great Course. Thank you all so much!

By Sumit m

Dec 27, 2020

nicely articulated course, loved the concepts

By James K

May 21, 2018

Great course. Extremely engaging content!

By ankit m

May 28, 2020

Quite descriptive and informative videos