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Skills you will gain

Group Decision-MakingManaging motivationIndividual decision-makingCommunication In Small GroupsLeadership

Learner Career Outcomes

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

27%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 15 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Course Orientation

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 8 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Meet Your Instructor: Professor Denise Lewin Loyd2m
Meet Your Instructor: Professor Elizabeth A. Luckman1m
5 readings
Syllabus10m
Information About the Case Study Activity10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Glossary10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Head and Heart of Everyday Leadership

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 49 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Lecture 1-1.1: The Challenge of Everyday Leadership4m
Lecture 1-1.2: The Tasks of Everyday Leadership6m
Lecture 1-1.3: The Levers of Everyday Leadership10m
Lecture 1-1.4: Leading in a Virtual World12m
Module 1 Case Study Activity Debrief Video13m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (optional)1m
4 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
Module 1 Class Notes from Professor Northcraft10m
Module 1 Case Study Activity10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Concepts of Everyday Leadership30m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 1 Debriefing30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module 2: Individual Decision Making

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 31 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Lecture 2-1.1: Decision Analysis8m
Lecture 2-1.2: Subjectivity and Anchoring8m
Lecture 2-1.3: Fostering Creativity in Decision Making8m
Module 2 Case Study Activity Debrief Video5m
3 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
Module 2 Case Study Activity10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Concepts of Individual Decision Making30m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 2 Debriefing30m
Graded Quiz over Modules 1 & 230m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Module 3: Group Decision Making

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 49 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Lecture 3-1.1: The Composition Problem5m
Lecture 3-1.2: The Participation Problem8m
Lecture 3-1.3: The Influence Problem13m
Lecture 3-1.4: Diversity as a Resource12m
Module 3 Case Study Activity Debrief Video7m
3 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
Module 3 Case Study Activity10m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Group Decision Making30m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 3 Debriefing30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4: Managing Motivation

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 35 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Lecture 4-1.1: The Law of Effect and Expectancy Theory8m
Lecture 4-1.2: Managing Perceptions & Social Dilemmas9m
Lecture 4-1.3: The Promise of Groups Realized4m
Module 4 Case Study Activity Debrief Video7m
Gies Online Programs3m
4 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
Module 4 Case Study Activity10m
Congratulations!10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Managing Motivation30m
Confirmation Question to Access the Case Study Activity 4 Debriefing30m
Graded Quiz over Modules 3 & 430m

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About the Strategic Leadership and Management Specialization

Enhance leadership and business skills for immediate impact. Practice everyday leadership, manage people, learn and apply concepts and techniques to effectively manage organizations through organizational design, and formulate and implement strategy. Through the courses in this specialization, you will learn the fundamentals to effectively lead people and teams, manage organizations as well as tools to analyze business situations and develop strategies. The Specialization covers the strategic, human resource, and organizational foundations for creating and capturing value for sustainable competitive advantage – including how to manage people and organizations, analyze the competition, and develop strategies both within a business and across a portfolio of businesses. The capstone is a strategic leadership and management plan where you’ll apply what you will learn to an actual business situation with participation by one or more focal companies. The deliverable will be designed to create value from the perspective of potential employers while achieving pedagogical and experiential goals for learners. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois Masters of Business Administration degree program, the iMBA. Learn more about the admission into the program here and how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into the program. You can also start with for-credit courses within the Illinois iMBA degree program....
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