Essential Business MOOCs For January

Time to Reorganize! Understand Organizations, Act, and Build a Meaningful World

School: HEC Paris

Platform: Coursera

Registration Link: Time to Reorganize! Understand Organizations, Act, and Build a Meaningful World

Start Date: January 13, 2015 (6 Weeks)

Workload: 1-3 Hours Per Week

Instructor: Rodolphe Durand

Credentials: Durand teaches at HEC Paris, where he serves as the academic director for the school’s MSc in Strategic Management. According to Rodolphe, his research focuses on how organizations survive longer and gain competitive advantage, along with the impact of change and innovation on markets and organizations. A Ph.D. from HEC Paris, Durand has earned numerous awards for his scholarship, including his alma mater’s researcher of the year award in 2013. He has also served as a visiting professor in recent years at Harvard Business School, New York University’s Stern School of Business and the London Business School. His most recent book, Organizations, Strategy and Society, was published in 2014.

Graded: Students will earn a signed certificate from the instructor for successfully passing the final exam. To earn a certification with distinction, participants must also complete an essay related to the course content.

Description: This course provides a 30,000 foot overview of the nature and development of organizations. In particular, students will examine how organizations relate to their members, customers, and society at large – and vice versa. It will also cover how markets and competition impact organizations – and what defines success and (ultimately) longevity. Over the first month, students will learn through watching videos, which will be reinforced through short quizzes. In the final two weeks, students will complete a final project followed by a mandatory 50-question test. Rodolphe will be available to assist students through an online forum and live video sessions offered in weeks three and five.

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