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Intermediate Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Analyse how technology and innovation can disrupt and reshape your organisation

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    Evaluate the different ways supply chains can effectively meet your customer's demands

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    Understand the different strategies that your organisation can implement in order to remain competitive

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    Develop your understanding of how organisations can make positive contributions to society while effectively maintaining their bottom line

Skills you will gain

Corporate strategyCorporate Social ResponsibilitySupply ChainBusiness model innovation

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Try out lectures, course readings, and self-paced assignments from the Macquarie MBA degree

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 4 months to complete

Suggested 5 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Supply chain management: Be global

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Businesses and their supply chains are facing increasing competition and uncertainty in what is now a truly globalised trade environment. To remain competitive, organisations need to think globally – ensuring supply chains meet customer demands while minimising costs and maximising responsiveness. From a strategic perspective, this involves making important trade-off decisions between cost, quality and flexibility of supply chains. Via structured learning activities (video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments) this course will equip you with the future-focused capabilities needed to design and manage effective, sustainable and efficient global supply chains of tomorrow.

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Course2

Innovation and emerging technology: Be disruptive

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‘Disruption’ has become a buzz word in the business world. But what is a disruptive change-maker? In this course you will learn how to deploy disruptive strategic thinking to develop or protect your organisation’s competitive advantage. The most innovative and successful companies have all fundamentally disrupted and reshaped existing industries, or created completely new ones. But which strategies and technologies can you use to be disruptive and take the next step for your organisation? Via structured learning activities (video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments) you will enhance your ability to think strategically and become your organisation’s disruptive change-maker.

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Course3

Global sustainability and corporate social responsibility: Be sustainable

It is no longer acceptable for organisations to focus entirely on financial success if they are to be competitive on the global stage. As corporate scandals continue to make headlines, you will expand your strategic thinking beyond your organisation’s competitive financial environment to consider its broader impact on society. You will grapple with the conflicting outcomes of maximising financial return and societal impact as you develop the skills to create a balance that is sustainable. Through structured learning activities (video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments) you will gain an appreciation of how important sustainability will be for every organisation in the future – and how to achieve it.

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Course4

Strategic management: Be competitive

The ability to think strategically in today’s global, high-tech business environment is critical to ensuring your organisation survives – and grows – into the future. By breaking down business strategy and value creation to its essential elements, you’ll develop your strategic thinking skills. And through structured learning activities including video lectures, quizzes, discussion prompts and written assessments you’ll discover how to improve your organisation’s competitiveness. This course focuses on the key principles behind the latest thinking in value co-creation, strategy and marketing, and teaches you how to apply them. By learning how to continuously plan, monitor, analyse and assess all that is necessary for an organisation to meet its goals and objectives, you will be better prepared to take your organisation forward in a viable strategic direction.

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Instructors

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Dr Mehrdokht Pournader

Department of Management
Macquarie University
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Dr Mauricio Marrone

Senior Lecturer of Information Systems, Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
Macquarie University
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Associate Professor Edward Wray-Bliss

Department of Management
Macquarie University
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Associate Professor Ralf Wilden

Department of Marketing
Macquarie University

Get a head start on your degree

This specialization is part of the 100% online Global Master of Business Administration (Global MBA) from Macquarie University. Start an open course or Specialization today to watch courses featuring iMBA faculty and complete self-paced assignments. When you complete each course, you’ll earn a certificate that you can add to your LinkedIn and resume. If you apply and are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About Macquarie University

Macquarie is ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world, and with a 5-star QS rating, we are recognised for producing graduates who are among the most sought-after professionals in the world. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university: one focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society....

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