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100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Get Started!

This section will prepare you for your capstone project. You will get to know our partner company and learn about current issues they are facing. Throughout the capstone project you are asked to analyze one of the consulting report questions posed by the company and write a report giving recommendations to the company. Your final report will be forwarded to the company. This week is supposed to give you the possibility to revise relevant content from the three courses in the specialization, to learn about the partner company and their questions and to get familiar with the capstone project and what is to expect in the upcoming weeks....
Reading
2 videos (Total 18 min), 3 readings
Video2 videos
Introduction to the industry project13m
Reading3 readings
About the project10m
Which question from the partner company should I select?10m
Company presentation10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Milestone I – In-Depth Research

In this module you will focus on one of the questions posed by the company and collect relevant information for answering the question. You will learn how to work yourself through various sources of data and to evaluate their quality and relevance for the topic at hand. At the end of the module you have the chance to share your work by handing in a three-page description of your method, sources and key findings. This is an optional peer reviewed assignment and it will not count towards the final grade. However it presents a great opportunity for you to receive feedback and improve your industry project....
Reading
4 readings, 1 quiz
Reading4 readings
Inspiration for your research10m
Some words on our expectations10m
Learn more about KONUX10m
Get a feeling for what's going on in the industry!10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 - Quiz on Research and Key Concepts of Competitive Strategy26m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Milestone II - Analysis

After having identified relevant data sources and information in the previous week, you will analyze your findings this week. You will work to combine, aggregate and analyze information from various sources and try to find the most appropriate way to present your insights. As in the previous module you have the opportunity to share your work by handing in a one-page description and four graphical representations of your findings. This assignment is again optional, yet provides a great opportunity to receive feedback that can help you to improve your final project....
Reading
3 readings, 1 quiz
Reading3 readings
How to analyze and present quantitative and qualitative data10m
Some additional information on sensor-based predictive machinery maintenance10m
Example Analysis10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Milestone III – Interpretation and Synthesis

In this module you will interpret and relate your findings from the last two modules to the theoretical concepts you have learned throughout the three specialization courses. This ideally leads to additional insights for answering the analyzed question. If you are interested in receiving feedback, you have the option to hand in a two-page interpretation of your findings, in which you relate them to relevant theoretical concepts. ...
Reading
2 readings, 1 quiz
Reading2 readings
How to interpret findings and relate them to theory10m
Example Synthesis Part10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Revision of Key Concepts of Competitive Strategy (Part II)32m

Instructor

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Tobias Kretschmer

Professor
Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization

About Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

As one of Europe's leading research universities, LMU Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its 500-year-tradition of scholarship, LMU covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from the humanities and cultural studies through law, economics and social studies to medicine and the sciences....

About the Competitive Strategy and Organization Design Specialization

Paired with humorous elements and illustrating examples, the Competitive Strategy and Organization Design specialization is the ideal choice for curious individuals who enjoy unique learning experiences and innovative teaching approaches. Its style is likely to appeal especially to young, middle-aged and young-at-heart learners. The specialization is indended for learners interested in engaging in fundamental theories and concepts of strategy and organization and applying these to practice. Employed professionals and management students will benefit from deepening and refreshing their existing knowledge by means of our specialization. Learners with non-business backgrounds will gain valuable additional business insights complementing their existing knowledge. Participants will learn to understand and analyze ● behavior of organizations in situations in which strategic decisions are interdependent ● strategies to build up and maintain a customer base ● internal workings of an organization as well as its interaction with the outside world, i.e. partners, complementors and competitors ● the design of an effective organization that can compete, grow and adjust flexibly to different environments This specialization is the only online learning program in which students can learn and laugh at the same time. That said, we are looking forward to learning and laughing with you!...
Competitive Strategy and Organization Design

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