What you'll learn
Module 1: Corporate Governance and the Role of Managers in Value Creation
Module 2: Environment of Organizations: External and Internal Contingencies
Module 3: Organization Design – Differentiation
Module 4: Elements of Organization Design – Integration
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 conceptual process model that links business models, external and internal contingencies, and organizational design. Second, we will focus on the fundamental principles of organization design and what alternative design choices are available for managers. Finally, we will apply these concepts and ideas to organizational situations to develop the critical insights and decision making skills to build effective organizations.
Will understand how managers create value through their organizations
Will have a good understanding of the fundamental principles and factors important to organizational design
Will be able to design the coordination, control, and performance measurement systems to manage an organization.
This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Designing the Organization: From Strategy to Organizational Structure
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Huseyin Leblebici – Professor of Business Administration – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Business Department of Business Administration
Michael Bednar – Associate Professor – Business Administration
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks