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Intermediate Level

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Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 1: Capstone Overview and Business Case Introduction

In this module, you will become familiar with the challenges facing World Cloud Sensor Computing, Inc. (WCSC) as its competitive environment changes. You will call upon the ideas, techniques, and frameworks that you have learned during the completion of the previous courses within this specialization to complete assignments. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 8 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video3 videos
Meet Joe Bradley1m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (Optional)1m
Reading5 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Social Media10m
Module 1 Overview10m
Case: World Class Sensor Computing, Inc.10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz for Case Study10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Building an Organizational Activity System Map

In this module, you will build on and apply the skills and tools from the previous courses to construct an activity map. This activity map will identify the core elements of WCSC’s value proposition and the key activities that delivers this value. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 7 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading1 reading
Module 2 Overview10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Assessment of Value Chain Activities

In this module, you will analyze the value chain activities identified in Module 2. You will address questions such as: Which of these activities are the key cost drivers? What will impact the total costs? How can these activities be reenvisioned to reduce cost and create better coherence among activities? Which of these activities are key value drivers?...
Reading
2 videos (Total 10 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Module 1-3 Wrap-Up and Discussion5m
Reading1 reading
Module 3 Overview10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Understanding Business Performance and Fine-Tuning the Value Chain

In this module, you will analyze how each activity contributes to the performance and profitability of the organization. You will be making decisions on what products and services should be marketed and how (in-house, outsourced, etc.). You will develop a decision model and use this model to make recommendations regarding WCSC’s product portfolio....
Reading
2 videos (Total 7 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Portfolio Decision2m
Reading1 reading
Module 4 Overview10m
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By CRJun 15th 2017

Great course, materials and video of high quality!

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Joe A. Bradley

Lecturer in Business Administration
College of Business | College of Engineering
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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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. ...

About the Value Chain Management Specialization

The purpose of organizations is to produce and deliver goods and services of value to customers while generating a surplus for owners. Value chain management focuses on understanding what different customers value, measuring inputs and outputs to assess value, and generating higher value for customers and greater surplus for organizations. In this Specialization, you will gain competencies that are critical for managers in any functional area. You will learn to create, model, analyze, and maximize value in accounting, operations, and marketing. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois iMBA Program. Each course fulfills a portion of the requirements for a University of Illinois course that can earn you college credit. When you complete the Value Chain Management Specialization, you will: · Understand how to apply a financial perspective of accounting for costs, understand how financial and non-financial accounting information facilitates strategic performance measurement, and integrate this information to continuously improve strategy. · Understand the role of operations management and process improvement, synthesize information to make decisions for organizational initiatives, and apply analytical techniques for tactical operations and process improvement decisions. · Understand how marketing works in the business world and how various marketing elements interact to create value for consumers and ultimately maximize value for your organization....
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