Strategic Leadership and Management Specialization

Starts Oct 23

Strategic Leadership and Management Specialization

Leadership and Business Skill for Immediate Impact

Apply practical strategies to becoming an effective organizational leader.

About This 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.
Earn credit toward a master's degree
This specialization is part of the fully-online accredited Illinois Degree Sandbox from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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courses
7 courses

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projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

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Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Foundations of Everyday Leadership

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course you will learn about the “head and heart” of everyday leadership, individual decision making, group decision making, and managing motivation. The objectives are to understand why and how leadership skills are so cri
  2. COURSE 2

    Applications of Everyday Leadership

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course covers the following topics: negotiation, feedback and coaching, conflict management, and leading change. The objectives are to learn how to use leadership skills to work more effectively with others, how to use leadership skills to
  3. COURSE 3

    Designing the Organization: From Strategy to Organizational Structure

    Current session: Oct 16
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course you will understand how firms are organized, what factors must be taken into account in making critical design decisions, and what role managers play in making these choices. In order to answer these questions, we will first develop a co
  4. COURSE 4

    Managing the Organization: From Organizational Design to Execution

    Upcoming session: Oct 25
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course you will build a practical framework to understand the critical linkages between organization design and the creation of economic value through execution. We will focus on four critical linkages: 1. How organizational growth and li
  5. COURSE 5

    Business Strategy

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course you will learn how organizations create, capture, and maintain value, and how it is fundamental for sustainable competitive advantage. You will be able to better understand value creation and capture, and learn the tools to analyze both com
  6. COURSE 6

    Corporate Strategy

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course you will learn how organizations create, capture, and maintain value, and how it is fundamental for sustainable competitive advantage. You will be able to better understand economic value creation and value appropriation, and learn the
  7. COURSE 7

    Strategic Leadership and Management Capstone

    Upcoming session: Nov 6
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    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 perspe

Creators

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pioneers innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience.

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs.

  • Jeff Flesher

    Jeff Flesher

    PhD
  • Joe Mahoney

    Joe Mahoney

    Professor of Business Administration
  • Huseyin Leblebici

    Huseyin Leblebici

    Professor of Business Administration
  • Gregory Northcraft

    Gregory Northcraft

    Professor of Business Administration and Harry J. Gray Professor of Executive Leadership
  • Deepak Somaya

    Deepak Somaya

    Professor of Business Administration

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