Strategic Management: From Insight to Decision
The RWTH Aachen University
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date_range Débute le 18 septembre 2019
event_note Se termine le 7 novembre 2019
list 6 séquences
assignment Niveau : Intermédiaire
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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En résumé

Learn how to (re)position your organization, orchestrate strategic alliances and assess strategic options from an ethical perspective. This advanced strategic management course helps you translate strategic insights into smart strategic decisions on positioning, partnering and being socially responsible:

Positioning the Firm

  • How can strategy portfolios guide corporate strategy and help decision-makers scope the activities of their organization?
  • How can general strategies help organizations gain competitive advantages in their industries?
  • How can organizations create uncontested market space?
Orchestrating Strategic Alliances
  • What is the case for cooperative strategy? When should we move from a competitive to a cooperative mindset?
  • What are strategic alliances and what is their payoff?
  • How can firms build and orchestrate collaborative ecosystems to enhance their (innovative) performance?
Embracing Social Responsibility
  • What is the role of business in society?
  • To whom are organizations responsible and for what?
  • How to encourage ethical behavior and reconcile responsibility and profitability?
All key ideas from the online lectures are illustrated through a real-life case study on Tesla and its role in the technological transformation of the global automotive industry to help you better prepare for real-life situations in your company.

After completing this course you will improve your career qualifications as Business Development Manager, Sales Manager or Consultant. Professionals from the industries of Automotive, IT, Finance, Health Care, Telecommunication and the Energy sector have already completed the course.

This course is part of the "Managing Technology & Innovation: How to deal with disruptive change" MicroMasters program designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential, you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the six courses of the RWTHx MicroMasters program.
  • Position your organization in times of transition
  • Orchestrate strategic alliances and broader innovation networks
  • Assess strategic options not just from an economic, but also from an ethical perspective

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Les prérequis

Successful completion of MTI005x "Strategic Management: From Intuition to Insight" is highly recommended, successful completion of MTI001xMTI002xMTI003x and MTI004x is beneficial.

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Le programme

THEME 1: POSITIONING THE FIRM

Week 1: Red Ocean Strategy

  • Corporate Strategy: Explore the tools that help to decide on the scope of the business.
  • Generic Strategy I: Become familiar with cost leadership strategies.
  • Generic Strategy II: Become familiar with differentiation strategies.

Week 2: Blue Ocean Strategy

  • Blue Ocean Strategy: Understand how to create uncontested market space and make competition irrelevant.

 

THEME 2: ORCHESTRATING STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

Week 3: Strategic Alliances

  • Alliance Purpose: Explore the concept and different types of strategic alliances.
  • Alliance Pay-Off: Reflect upon the opportunities and risks of strategic alliances.

Week 4: Collaborative Networks

  • Ecosystems: Uncover the key elements of effective ecosystem orchestration.
  • Open Innovation: Learn about open innovation as a collaborative approach to new product development.

 

THEME 3: EMBRACING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Week 5: Social Responsibility

  • Business and Society: Reflect upon the role of business in society and identify its contributions to the public good.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Unpack organizations’ broader social responsibilities

Week 6: Business Ethics

  • Ethics Foundations: Review philosophical approaches that help inform ethical decision making.
  • Ethics Applications: Discuss ethical decision making in the context of business practice.
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Les intervenants

Torsten-Oliver Salge
Co-Director of Institute for Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) and Co-Director of the TIME Research Area
RWTH Aachen University

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Le concepteur

The RWTH Aachen University
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La plateforme

EdX est une plateforme d'apprentissage en ligne (dite FLOT ou MOOC). Elle héberge et met gratuitement à disposition des cours en ligne de niveau universitaire à travers le monde entier. Elle mène également des recherches sur l'apprentissage en ligne et la façon dont les utilisateurs utilisent celle-ci. Elle est à but non lucratif et la plateforme utilise un logiciel open source.

EdX a été fondée par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology et par l'université Harvard en mai 2012. En 2014, environ 50 écoles, associations et organisations internationales offrent ou projettent d'offrir des cours sur EdX. En juillet 2014, elle avait plus de 2,5 millions d'utilisateurs suivant plus de 200 cours en ligne.

Les deux universités américaines qui financent la plateforme ont investi 60 millions USD dans son développement. La plateforme France Université Numérique utilise la technologie openedX, supportée par Google.

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