Strategic Management in the Design & Construction Value Chain OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Strategic Management Course

Published Jan 09, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers this OpenCourseWare titled 'Strategic Management in the Design & Construction Value Chain.' Students or current managers and executives in the architecture, construction or real estate industries may find this free course helpful in learning to manage these industries.

Strategic Management in the Design & Construction Value Chain: Course Specifics

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Strategic Management in the Design & Construction Value Chain: Course Description

Strategic management in general managerial terms is a process to examine business difficulties and prospects by creating, implementing and then evaluating the effectiveness of business strategies. Essentially, strategic management sets the tone or focus of an organization by having a vision and then creating goals, allocating resources and assigning personnel to accomplish that vision. Naturally, there are often multiple projects, plans or programs going on in an organization at any given time. In this sense, strategic management is never a complete process. This course applies the concepts of strategic management to the real estate, construction and architecture industries. Specific topics include vertical integration, transformation of industry, chain analysis, competitive advantage and market segmentation. Architecture, construction and real estate managers, executives and students may benefit from this course. The actual graduate-level course at MIT is taught by Dr. John Macomber in a lecture-style format.

This course includes lecture notes, case studies, assignments and a readings list. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the strategic management course page.

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