Leadership and Influence

Course 2 of 7: MBA Core Curriculum MicroMasters 7 Weeks 8 - 10 hours each week
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About this course

Successful business leaders have an eye toward the future and a deep understanding of the local and global markets in which their firm operates. They understand the strengths and weaknesses of their business and product line, the competitive and complementary landscape, and emerging trends in their business sector. Because of their strategic insight, these leaders anticipate changes in global market conditions, recognize potential opportunities to innovate, identify strategic initiatives to further the firm, and successfully anticipate and navigate barriers to entry at home and at an international scale.

Upon completion of this course, learners will understand how to maximize short- and long-term profitability by analyzing and identifying opportunities and threats in different industries and competitive environments around the world. You’ll be able to asnwer questions such as:
-When and how should you engage in a strategic alliance?
-How can you create an organizational structure that is effective locally and allows for global expansion?
-What assets, resources, and capabilities does your organization already have that can be leveraged for global growth?

By the end of this course, you will have the skills to guide your firm’s strategy to identify and realize competitive advantage in the dynamic global marketplace.

 

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of the global marketplace to see your organization, customers, product, and industry in a broader context
  • Be able to identify and address opportunities and threats to your firm and industry, both at home and abroad
  • Develop skills to protect, leverage and extend market assets, resources and capabilities
  • Organize your company to adapt its strategy over time
  • Cultivate a global mindset in your organization and balance local responsiveness with global integration

Meet Your Instructors

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Neta Moye

Clinical Professor of Management at University of Maryland
Dr. Moye has over 25 years of experience in the field of human resources with particular expertise in helping individuals develop leader skills. She has spent the last 10 years focused on the practice of leadership development across academic, industry, and government settings. She has experience both designing and delivering leadership development solutions across the full range of development activities including formal classroom curricula, experiential development activities, executive coaching, and leader assessments and debriefs.
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Nicole Coomber

Associate Clinical Professor in Management & Organization at University of Maryland
Nicole Coomber is an Associate Clinical Professor in Management & Organization. In addition to teaching management, leadership, and consulting, she is dedicated to helping women manage their complex lives more effectively. Nicole believes the time management, negotiation and communication strategies she teaches in her MBA classrooms at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business can help women navigate both their careers and families.
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Kathryn Bartol

Professor of Management & Organization, Management and Organization Department Chair, Co-Director of Center for Innovation, Leadership, and Change at University of Maryland
Dr. Kathryn M. Bartol is the Robert H. Smith Professor of Leadership and Innovation and Chair of the Management and Organization Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park. She is the co-director of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change (CLIC). She holds an Executive Coach Certification from the Columbia University Coaching Certification Program.
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Gilad Chen

Organizational Behavior Department Chair at University of Maryland
Dr. Gilad Chen is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organization Behavior, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr. Chen was on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University, and a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technion, and Tel-Aviv University.
799

Duration

7 Weeks

Experience Level

Advanced

Learning Partner

University of Maryland System

Program Type

MicroMasters®

Subject

Business & Management
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