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Skills you will gain

Organizational StructureKnowledge of General Business FunctionsOrganization DesignOrganizational TheoryStrategic Management

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Start working towards your Master's degree

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.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 15 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
About Professor Michael Bednar1m
About Professor Geoffrey Love2m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
Glossary10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
3 hours to complete

MODULE 1: PURPOSE AND GOVERNANCE

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 48 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
8 videos
1.2 Purpose of a Business6m
1.3 Building Purpose Into Your Organization12m
1.4 Mission Statements9m
1.5 Rational System View of Governance6m
1.6 Natural System View of Governance5m
1.7 Gauging Organizational Effectiveness4m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (optional)1m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
8 practice exercises
Lesson 1.1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 1.2 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 1.3 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 1.4 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 1.5 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 1.6 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 1.7 Practice Quiz10m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

MODULE 2: ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
6 videos
2.2 Contingency Theory3m
2.3 Functional Structure3m
2.4 Divisional Structure5m
2.5 Matrix Structure8m
2.6 Other Structures4m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
7 practice exercises
Lesson 2.1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 2.2 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 2.3 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 2.4 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 2.5 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 2.6 Practice Quiz10m
Module 2 Quiz1h
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

MODULE 3: GROWTH AND ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE CYCLES

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 41 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
6 videos
3.2 Growth and the Challenge of Control8m
3.3 Mechanistic and Organic Designs10m
3.4 Organizational Life Cycle6m
3.5 Integrating Mechanisms9m
3.6 Recap1m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
7 practice exercises
Lesson 3.1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 3.2 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 3.3 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 3.4 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 3.5 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 3.6 Practice Quiz10m
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4: EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
4.2 Designing for Uncertainty5m
4.3 Resource Dependence Theory4m
4.4 Exploitation vs Exploration7m
4.5 Disruptive Innovation7m
4.6 Designing to Overcome Disruption3m
Gies Online Programs3m
3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Congratulations!10m
7 practice exercises
Lesson 4.1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4.2 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4.3 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4.4 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4.5 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4.6 Practice Quiz10m
Module 4 Quiz30m

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