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Free online course: Strategic Leadership and Management (University of Illinois)


The Strategic Leadership and Management specialization is offered by Coursera in partnership with the University of Illinois Gies College of Business. It is a part of the Master of Business Administration degree, but the course can be taken independently of the degree. This beginner-level course takes roughly seven months to complete at a suggested five hours per week commitment. The course is taught in English, but Korean subtitles are available.

The Strategic Leadership and Management specialization is composed of seven courses:

  1. Foundations of Everyday Leadership
  2. Applications of Everyday Leadership
  3. Designing the Organization: From Strategy to Organizational Structure
  4. Managing the Organization: From Organizational Design to Execution
  5. Business Strategy
  6. Corporate Strategy
  7. Strategic Leadership and Management Capstone

This specialization will boost your leadership and business skills and equip you with the tools needed to manage people and organizations. The courses in this specialization will teach you how to lead teams, manage organizations, analyze business situations, and develop strategies. The courses cover all facets of management, including strategic, human resources, and organizational foundations for creating and sustaining competitive advantage. By the end of this specialization, you will be equipped with the tools for and knowledge about managing human resources, analyzing competition, and developing strategies within and across businesses.

This specialization culminates in a capstone project, which is a strategic leadership and management plan where you will evaluate real business situations from one or more companies. The course is 100% online, so you can start as soon as you enroll and learn at your own pace.

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