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University of Virginia

Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part II

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Overview

This course, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and taught by top-ranked faculty, focuses on the common human resource ("people") challenges faced by existing private businesses when they attempt to grow substantially. PART 1 OF THE GROW TO GREATNESS COURSE IS NOT A PREREQUISITE FOR TAKING THIS COURSE.

Syllabus

  • Course Overview
    • Start here!
  • The Entrepreneur Must Grow Too!
    • This week will look at the role of the entrepreneur in growing a business. The required reading is Edward D. Hess, “Barbara Lynch Gruppo: An Entrepreneurial Journey,” Case Study. There are two optional readings “Global Medical Imaging, LLC” and “Growth is the Dynamic Confluence of Strategy” in this module also.
  • The Secret of High Performance is High Employee Engagement
    • The required reading for this module is “Trilogy Health Services, LLC: Building a Great Service Company” by Gosia Glinkska and Edward D. Hess. There is an optional reading also: “Leaders Bank: Creating A Great Place To Work” Case Study.
  • Growth is Much More Than a Strategy—It Requires a System
    • The required reading is Edward D. Hess, “Room & Board” Case Study. The second required reading is “Growth Is Much More Than Just A Strategy: It’s A System.”
  • Building a Senior Management Team
    • The required reading is “SecureWorks.”
  • Final Exam
    • This is the final exam.

Taught by

Edward D. Hess

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