Pedro Pérez is Senior Lecturer of Applied Economics and Management at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He has taught large-format introductory courses to business management and entrepreneurship at Cornell since 2001. Dr. Pérez has degrees in chemical and industrial engineering, as well as an MBA and a Ph.D. in management.
Operating as an organization takes coordinated effort. Companies need to structure themselves in a way that supports their goals. They need to describe job duties clearly so everyone knows how their role supports those goals. They need to attract and support the right talent, and determine how employees can best influence each other to achieve their common objectives. It takes a lot of work to get — and stay — organized.
In this course, you will examine the various organizational methods that help support a chain of command. You will also analyze, describe, and specify a job position to help ensure that everyone knows how their role supports overall company goals. You will design an HR management process to recruit the right potential employees, identify the best candidates, welcome them to the organization, and support them as they work. You will describe the organizational culture of a company and determine its role in helping employees do their best work. Finally, you will describe the uses of power in organizations, as employees influence one another in pursuit of common goals. In the five-part project, you will develop an organizational brief that considers each step of organizing a firm so that you can better structure the inner workings of a company to support its goals.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Finance and Accounting Principles
- Marketing Fundamentals
- Strategic Business Planning and Forecasting
Key Course Takeaways
- Apply principles of organizing to your job to sensibly divide roles and responsibilities
- Analyze, describe, and specify a job position to ensure you attract the best candidates for the job
- Describe the HR management process, from recruiting candidates to motivating employees
- Describe the components of organizational culture and how they influence employee satisfaction and productivity
- Identify the various uses of power within organizations to discover how you are affected by it and how you may affect others
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Individual contributors interested in transitioning to leadership
- New managers
- Professionals who need to fill gaps in business fundamentals
- Professionals with work experience but no formal business training
- Professionals transitioning into roles within a corporate environment
- Small business owners and entrepreneurs