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What you will learn

  • Define the key organisational capabilities required for a firm’s positioning strategy as the anchoring point for leading an organisation

  • Assess the degree of alignment between key capabilities and organisational architecture (culture, structure, people practices, systems)

  • Identify the organisational misalignment issues that a leader should prioritize and focus their change plan on

  • Develop and present concrete, suitable, and feasible organisational change recommendations that can resolve organisational misalignment issues

Skills you will gain

Value ChainOrganisational leadershipOrganisational alignmentChange planning
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This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Business Administration (Global MBA) from Macquarie University. 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

7 hours to complete

Organisational alignment

7 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 28 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Week 1 outline1m
Organisational alignment6m
The importance of key capabilities5m
How to identify key capabilities3m
Value chain analysis5m
Habit corner 12m
6 readings
Course overview 1m
Introduce yourself10m
Explore Further Resources 14h
Practice task: Elements of organisational culture10m
Practice task: Organisational alignment10m
About the habit corner 1m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Organisational alignment 30m
Week 1 quiz1h
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Organisational culture

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
What is organisational culture?3m
Why organisational culture is important5m
Types of organisational culture7m
Levers of cultural change10m
3 readings
Explore further resources 21h
Practice task: Organisational culture10m
Practice task: Analysing organisational culture, strategic fit and cultural change10m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Organisational culture 15m
Week 2 quiz1h
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Organisational structure

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Key trade-offs in organisational structure7m
Types of organisational structure6m
Advantages and disadvantages of different structure types8m
4 readings
Become a Global MBA learner10m
Explore further resources 3
Practice task: Organisational structure10m
Practice task: Trade-offs 10m
2 practice exercises
Recall organisational structure15m
Week 3 quiz 1h
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Organisational control systems

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
The four types of control systems6m
The balanced score card6m
3 readings
Explore further resources 41h
Practice task: Organisational control systems pt 110m
Practice task: Organisational control systems pt 210m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Organisational control systems 15m
Week 4 quiz1h

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