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Designing the Organization: From Strategy to Organizational Structure, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About this 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 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. Learners: • 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. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and

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Jul 16, 2017

Professor Leblebici is incredible teacher, and the Courses' materials are so powerful, and very important to learn how to implement them almost in any type of business!


Sep 22, 2017

Watch the summary videos at the end of module four of managing the organization first, they provide great structure to attach your learning to.

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By Natalia Milena Gomez Arias

Apr 16, 2019

Very good course

By Chau Hung Vinh

Apr 13, 2019

This is very good course and relevant to my current job. Thanks Illinois University and Coursera

By Mohamad Mahmoud Hamid

Mar 30, 2019


By Julian Kennedy

Mar 23, 2019


By Fredjoger Barbosa Mendes

Mar 23, 2019

Great course, it was essencial to understand better the right ways to manage a organization.

By rohit chandra allam

Mar 17, 2019

I had a great experience

By Mahesh Gupta

Feb 21, 2019


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Feb 10, 2019


By Jossa Annafe Dioso

Feb 02, 2019

It’s interesting.Good to learn

By Rena Rzayeva

Jan 23, 2019

Great course! So much insights into the fundamentals of org design. Love it