About this Course

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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

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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

2 hours to complete

MODULE 3: GROWTH AND ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE CYCLES

2 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 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
6 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
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
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 Quiz20m
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By DHDec 11th 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.

By WRJun 26th 2019

I really learnt many useful things and skills by this course. Really thanks your Coursera team for giving us this chance to complete our education while sitting at home. THANKS!

Instructors

Instructor rating4.66/5 (19 Ratings)Info
Image of instructor, Huseyin Leblebici

Huseyin Leblebici 

Professor of Business Administration
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Business Department of Business Administration
22,659 Learners
2 Courses
Image of instructor, Michael Bednar

Michael Bednar 

Associate Professor
Business Administration
22,659 Learners
2 Courses
Image of instructor, E. Geoffrey Love

E. Geoffrey Love 

Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration, Gies College of Business
8,964 Learners
2 Courses

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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.

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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