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Online Course

Managing the Organization

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera

  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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This course is intended to help you become a better manager by helping you to more fully understand and deal with some of the complexities and challenges associated with managerial life in organizations. In this course, you will learn theories, principles, and frameworks that will help you to more effectively manage and lead the organizations that you belong to. We will view organizations from different perspectives that we will use as lenses to help us highlight common managerial challenges and point us toward solutions to those challenges. Some of these common challenges that we will explore in this course include using power effectively, implementing organizational change, understanding and managing organizational culture, decision-making including decision-making pitfalls and ethical traps, and leadership. As you learn and apply the principles from this course, you will be better prepared to navigate some of the complex challenges that you face as a manager.


Course Orientation
-You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.

-This module will introduce you to principles of power so that you can recognize where power comes from and use you power more effectively as a manager.  This module will also explore models of organizational change and best practices that can help you successfully implement a change initiative.  

-This module will explore the concept of organizational culture and will help you to understand where it comes from and how you can manage and shape culture in your organization.  

-This module will introduce different types of decision-making processes and will highlight some common decision-making biases that can affect managers, including a number of ethical decision-making traps.  

-This module will highlight several perspectives on organizational leadership and will use a leadership lens to review key principles that have been discussed in the course.  

Taught by

Huseyin Leblebici


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by Hasan completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Must have course for all professionals. It helped me understand the underlying processes of my organization and offer the rationales for different managerial and executive actions.
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