About this Course

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Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

Skills you will gain

Decision-MakingChange ManagementHuman Resources (HR)

Learner Career Outcomes

18%

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.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Motivation and Reward

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 87 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Course Overview19m
Introduction4m
Motivation10m
Motivation: The Agency Theory Examples6m
Designing Incentive Systems17m
Hiring10m
Managing Performance13m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 1 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Managing Performance, Motivation and Hiring Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Tasks, Jobs, and Systems of Work

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
How to Design Jobs11m
Drawbacks and Rethinking Job Design12m
Engineers and Psychologists: A Battle for Designing Jobs7m
Lessons from the Japanese and US Auto Industries14m
Systems of Work6m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 2 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Tasks and Designing Jobs Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Making Good and Timely Management Decisions

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Making a Good and Timely Decision7m
US Examples10m
Fighting a Fire15m
After Action Review and Summary6m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 3 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Decision Making Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Designing and Changing the Organization's Architecture

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Performance: Pay and Promotion6m
Organizational Design5m
David Pottruck and Charles Schwab Example10m
Managing People15m
Manager's Template for Human and Social Capital4m
1 reading
PDFs of Module 4 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Organization Design, Architecture, and Managing Quiz30m

About the Business Foundations Specialization

In this Specialization, you’ll develop basic literacy in the language of business, which you can use to transition to a new career, start or improve your own small business, or apply to business school to continue your education. In five courses, you’ll learn the fundamentals of marketing, accounting, operations, and finance. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned by developing a go-to-market strategy to address a real business challenge....
Business Foundations

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