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Approx. 14 hours to complete
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Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

Strategic ManagementLeadershipManagementBusiness Strategy

Learner Career Outcomes

25%

started a new career after completing these courses

20%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

11%

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. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: 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

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Module 1: Capstone Course Overview and Case Introduction

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 10 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Meet Prof. Flesher1m
Module 1 Introduction1m
Module 1 Assignment 1 Overview52s
7 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Social Media10m
Getting to Know Your Classmates10m
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings and References10m
Module 1 Assignment 1 Instructions10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Assignment 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module 2: Building a Leadership Team

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 3 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Module 2 Assignment 1 Overview1m
Module 2 Assignment 2 Overview43s
4 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings and References10m
Module 2 Assignment 1: Establishing Control and Collaboration10m
Module 2 Assignment 2: Planning a Strategy Workshop10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Assignment 1 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module 3: Identifying Opportunities

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 3 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Module 3 Assignment 1 Overview1m
Module 3 Assignment 2 Overview46s
4 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings and References10m
Module 3 Assignment 1: Identifying Opportunities10m
Module 3 Assignment 2: Suggesting Priorities10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Assignment 1 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Module 4: Optimizing Support

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 2 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Module 4 Assignment 1 Overview58s
3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings and References10m
Module 4 Assignment 1: Integration and Optimization10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Assignment 1 Quiz30m

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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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