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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Corporate Strategy

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera


In this course you will learn how corporations create, capture, and maintain value, going beyond the management of a single line of business. It is thus a complement to (and should typically follow) a course on Business Strategy, which focuses on developing and sustaining competitive advantage for a single business unit. Here, you will be able to better understand and learn the tools to analyze and manage decisions from a corporate-level perspective, which emphasizes the management of multiple businesses and multiple stakeholders. Examples of such decisions include vertical integration, diversification, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, international expansion, global strategy, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

You will:
• Understand how corporations create and capture value as multi-business enterprises.
• Learn tools and frameworks to assess choices regarding corporate scope, corporate transactions and global strategy.
• Learn to analyze complex business situations and develop coherent corporate strategies.
• Understand the role of corporate governance and stakeholder management in modern companies.

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

Taught by

Joe Mahoney


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