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Skills you will gain

Organizational CultureEthicsDecision-MakingStrategic LeadershipOrganizational Change
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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.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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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
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
3 hours to complete


3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 8 quizzes
9 videos
1.2 Sources of Power9m
1.3 Networks and Power7m
1.4 Using Power5m
1.5 Organizational Change10m
1.6 Getting People to Commit to Change and Overcoming Resistance to Change9m
1.7 Choosing Strategies for Change9m
1.8 A Model for Implementing Major Change10m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (optional)1m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
8 practice exercises
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
Lesson 1.8 Practice Quiz10m
Module 1 Quiz20m

Week 2

2 hours to complete


2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
2.2 Levels of Culture7m
2.3 The Pros and Cons of a Strong Culture6m
2.4 Culture and Competitive Advantage4m
2.5 Sources of Culture9m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
6 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
Module 2 Quiz20m

Week 3

4 hours to complete


4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 51 min), 2 readings, 9 quizzes
7 videos
Lesson 3.2 Rational, Boundedly Rational, and Intuitive Decision-Making9m
3.3 Biases in Human Decision-Making9m
3.4 Prospect Theory and How Losses Loom Larger than Gains9m
3.5 Ethical Decision-Making Traps7m
3.6 Rationalization5m
3.7 Ethical Decision-Making Tests5m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
8 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
Lesson 3.7 Practice Quiz10m
Module 3 Quiz20m

Week 4

2 hours to complete


2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 47 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
7 videos
4.2 Path-Goal Model of Leadership7m
4.3 Transactional vs. Transformational Leadership10m
4.4 Leadership as Organization Building8m
4.5 Leadership and the Problems of Organizations3m
4.6 Course Recap4m
Gies Online Programs3m
3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 4.1 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4.2 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4.3 Practice Quiz10m
Lesson 4.4 Practice Quiz10m
Module 4 Quiz20m



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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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