Free Online Course on Organizational Design

The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore is offering a free online course on Organizational Design: Creating Competitive Advantage. University will discuss various organizational structures and how effective organizational design can help achieve a company’s goals and objectives in a sustainable manner.In this seven-week course, applicants will learn how to design control systems, decision-making processes and a culture that enables value creation and the development of sustainable competitive advantage.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 7 weeks
Effort: 4-5 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for ?3268
Session: Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore is one of the top management schools in India. We build leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative education.

About This Course

In order to sustain themselves, organizations need to compete for scarce resources both in input and output markets. Because of this organizations need to create some kind of competitive advantage.

Why Take This Course?

In this business and management course, suitable for managers and leaders in midsize to large organizations, you will learn the principles of organizational design and how design elements can be leveraged to gain competitive advantage.

Learning Outcomes

  • The interrelationship between an organization’s strategy and structure.
  • Effective use of control systems.
  • How to achieve a Competitive advantage through different designs.
  • Structural alternatives such as functional, divisional and matrix.
  • Structural tradeoffs such as centralization, formalization, and complexity.
  • How to manage structural change.

Course Syllabus


Sourav Mukherji: Professor Sourav Mukherji is currently the Dean (Programmes) at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and teaches postgraduate and doctoral level courses at IIM Bangalore.


Basic knowledge of business is necessary and some experience in being part of an organization or running an organization is ideal.

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