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Organizational Design

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This course prepares students to design organizations that adapt to environmental changes through innovation. Students will prepare a plan to incorporate innovation into organizational design to align an organization with a change in strategy. Other topics include the learning organization, authority and control, specialization and coordination, intrapreneurship, and lateral organizations.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Organizational Relationships

    • Analyze the political, economic, social, and technological factors that may impact an organization.
    • Recommend improvements to organizational relationships.
    • Evaluate the external environment and stakeholders.
    • Evaluate the internal culture and stakeholders.

    Organizational Life Cycle

    • Evaluate organizational size and relationship to structure.
    • Identify stages of the organizational life cycle.
    • Apply the organizational life cycle to industries.
    • Determine strategies to maintain optimal stage.

    Developing Innovation Processes

    • Analyze the impact of innovation and technological change on an organization.
    • Determine the appropriate innovation process.
    • Develop strategies to create a culture for innovation.
    • Evaluate innovation in the global market.

    Facilitating Organizational Change

    • Determine how organizational change will impact internal and external stakeholders.
    • Theorize the impact of behavior and leadership styles on organizational changes.
    • Recommend corrective action needed to make continual improvement.

    Organizational Theory

    • Analyze the differences between classical organizational theory and modern organizational theory.
    • Analyze the application of the bureaucratic approach.
    • Determine metrics for organizational effectiveness.

    Organizational Structure

    • Define key elements of organizational structure, including structural dimensions.
    • Explain how corporate, business, and bureaucratic structures relate to strategy.
    • Evaluate the existing organizational design.
    • Recommend strategies to reengineer the organizational structure.
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