About this Course
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Subtitles: English, Russian

What you will learn

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    Common myths and truths about growth in business

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    Growth readiness assessment

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    The 4 P's of growing a business: planning, prioritization, pace and process

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    Four ways to grow your business: scale and CVP, innovating, outsourcing and strategic acquisitions

Skills you will gain

PlanningEntrepreneurshipBusiness IntelligenceInnovationStrategic Management

Learner Career Outcomes

75%

started a new career after completing these courses

57%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

23%

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. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 minutes to complete

Course Overview

1 video (Total 4 min)
1 video
Week
2
2 hours to complete

The Truth About Growth

8 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
The Eyebobs Conversation26m
Growth Research10m
A More Realistic View of Growth5m
A Growths Risk Assessment Tool10m
Julie Allinson Interview: Intro2m
Julie Allinson Interview14m
Julie Allinson Interview: Conclusion1m
1 reading
Module 2 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
The Truth About Growth8m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Feller's Gourmet Workshop

3 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Workshop: Part 2 Feller's Gourmet - Growth Analysis25m
Workshop: Part 3 Feller's Gourmet - Growth Decision14m
1 reading
Module 3 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Feller's Gourmet Workshop4m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

The 4 P's

7 videos (Total 87 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Defender Direct Case Study22m
Defender Direct: Planning, Prioritization, Pace and Processes 10m
Prioritization: What, Whom, and Why? Where is the biggest fire?9m
Processes: 99% Defect Free On Time Delivery to Customers5m
Pacing Growth: Controlling Your Gas Pedal3m
Defender Direct Interview with Dave Lindsey14m
1 reading
Module 4 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
The 4 P's10m
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Top reviews from Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part I

By MCSep 21st 2015

This is a well explained course that gives many incites, examples and provides the reading material to you at no cost. Ed Hess is an awesome professor, I took both the Grow to Greatness courses in

By RCDec 14th 2015

Clear, simple and logical readings and tutorials. Great to get back into business theory after years in industry. Good to get back to basics and put into perspective where you currently are.

Instructor

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Edward D. Hess

Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business

About University of Virginia

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