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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 life cycle require design changes to improve execution

 2. How managerial decision making can be improved through better organization design 

 3. How the design of human resource practices shape the culture of the organization 

4. How innovation and change can be facilitated through organization design

These linkages are critical in assessing how managers make sure that the organizations they design can execute the strategies they have envisioned under changing environmental conditions. Learners will be able to answer the following: 

  • What are the managerial implications of organizational growth and life cycle? 
  • How do you improve managerial decision making through organizational design? 
  • How do human resource management policies shape organizational culture? 
  • How do organizations plan for top management succession and change? 
  • How do you know that your organization design is not effective? 
  • How do you manage organizational change and innovation?
This Managing the Organization - From Organizational Design to Execution Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:  This course is offered on a rolling basis.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      4-6 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Module 1: Organizational Life Cycle – Innovation, Change, and Redesign
  • Module 2: Managerial Decision Making and Organization Design
  • Module 3: Managing Human Resources – Building Culture and Identity in Organizations
  • Module 4: Top Management Teams, Managerial Succession, and Organizational Consequences

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

For more information, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
  • National

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The programme is self-paced and the cost per month is 49$.


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