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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

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2 videos (Total 18 min), 3 readings
2 videos
Introduction to the industry project13m
3 readings
About the project10m
Which question from the partner company should I select?10m
Company presentation10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Milestone I – In-Depth Research

4 readings, 1 quiz
4 readings
Inspiration for your research10m
Some words on our expectations10m
Learn more about KONUX10m
Get a feeling for what's going on in the industry!10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 - Quiz on Research and Key Concepts of Competitive Strategy26m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Milestone II - Analysis

3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
How to analyze and present quantitative and qualitative data10m
Some additional information on sensor-based predictive machinery maintenance10m
Example Analysis10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Milestone III – Interpretation and Synthesis

2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
How to interpret findings and relate them to theory10m
Example Synthesis Part10m
1 practice exercise
Revision of Key Concepts of Competitive Strategy (Part II)32m

Instructor

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Tobias Kretschmer

Professor
Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization

About Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

As one of Europe's leading research universities, LMU Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its 500-year-tradition of scholarship, LMU covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from the humanities and cultural studies through law, economics and social studies to medicine and the sciences....

About the Competitive Strategy and Organization Design Specialization

Paired with humorous elements and illustrating examples, the Competitive Strategy and Organization Design specialization is the ideal choice for curious individuals who enjoy unique learning experiences and innovative teaching approaches. Its style is likely to appeal especially to young, middle-aged and young-at-heart learners. The specialization is indended for learners interested in engaging in fundamental theories and concepts of strategy and organization and applying these to practice. Employed professionals and management students will benefit from deepening and refreshing their existing knowledge by means of our specialization. Learners with non-business backgrounds will gain valuable additional business insights complementing their existing knowledge. Participants will learn to understand and analyze ● behavior of organizations in situations in which strategic decisions are interdependent ● strategies to build up and maintain a customer base ● internal workings of an organization as well as its interaction with the outside world, i.e. partners, complementors and competitors ● the design of an effective organization that can compete, grow and adjust flexibly to different environments This specialization is the only online learning program in which students can learn and laugh at the same time. That said, we are looking forward to learning and laughing with you!...
Competitive Strategy and Organization Design

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