Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part II (Coursera)

Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part II (Coursera)
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Grow to Greatness: Smart Growth for Private Businesses, Part II (Coursera)
This course focuses on the common human resource ("people") challenges faced by existing private businesses when they attempt to grow substantially. Part 1 of the grow to greatness course is not a prerequisite for taking this course.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

- Different types of costs and how they are represented graphically

- Cost-volume-profit analyses to answer questions around breaking even and generating profit

- How to calculate and allocate overhead rates within both traditional and activity-based cost allocation systems

- How to distinguish costs and benefits that are relevant from those that are irrelevant for a given management decision




Syllabus


Week 1

Course Overview

Start here!


Week 2

The Entrepreneur Must Grow Too!

This week will look at the role of the entrepreneur in growing a business. The required reading is Edward D. Hess, “Barbara Lynch Gruppo: An Entrepreneurial Journey,” Case Study. There are two optional readings “Global Medical Imaging, LLC” and “Growth is the Dynamic Confluence of Strategy” in this module also.


Week 3

The Secret of High Performance is High Employee Engagement

The required reading for this module is “Trilogy Health Services, LLC: Building a Great Service Company” by Gosia Glinkska and Edward D. Hess. There is an optional reading also: “Leaders Bank: Creating A Great Place To Work” Case Study.


Week 4

Growth is Much More Than a Strategy—It Requires a System

The required reading is Edward D. Hess, “Room & Board” Case Study. The second required reading is “Growth Is Much More Than Just A Strategy: It’s A System.”


Week 5

Building a Senior Management Team

The required reading is “SecureWorks.”


Week 6

Final Exam

This is the final exam.



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