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Operations Management and Strategy Toolkit for Managers

Vanderbilt University via Coursera

  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Strategic Management
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Are you looking for a deeper understanding of business strategy, from design through execution? Do you want to lead impactful operational changes in your organization and team? Do you need to respond strategically to global economic trends and industry disruption? This course will give you the confidence to make smarter business decisions and lead strategic change using time-tested processes and tools.

We’ll cover the fundamentals of designing and executing a business strategy, measuring results, managing operations and improving processes, and running successful projects that support your business goals.

When you complete this course, you’ll understand how to plan and implement a business strategy from start to finish, analyze both the external and internal context of your firm using established analytical frameworks, identify sources of competitive advantage, align functional strategies with corporate strategies, analyze and improve manufacturing and service processes, design and lead successful projects that support your organizational strategy, and use time-tested tools such as process flow diagrams, queuing theory, and Gantt charts to ultimately close your project effectively.

Syllabus

Fundamentals of Business Strategy


Strategy Execution


Project Excellence


Operations Management


Final Project


Taught by

Nancy Lea Hyer, Mumin Kurtulus, Brian McCann and M. Eric Johnson

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