Value Chain Management Specialization

Starts Oct 23

Value Chain Management Specialization

Master Value Chain Analysis

Acquire critical business management competencies to create, measure, and maximize value.

About This Specialization

The purpose of organizations is to produce and deliver goods and services of value to customers while generating a surplus for owners. Value chain management focuses on understanding what different customers value, measuring inputs and outputs to assess value, and generating higher value for customers and greater surplus for organizations. In this Specialization, you will gain competencies that are critical for managers in any functional area. You will learn to create, model, analyze, and maximize value in accounting, operations, and marketing. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois iMBA Program. Each course fulfills a portion of the requirements for a University of Illinois course that can earn you college credit. When you complete the Value Chain Management Specialization, you will: · Understand how to apply a financial perspective of accounting for costs, understand how financial and non-financial accounting information facilitates strategic performance measurement, and integrate this information to continuously improve strategy. · Understand the role of operations management and process improvement, synthesize information to make decisions for organizational initiatives, and apply analytical techniques for tactical operations and process improvement decisions. · Understand how marketing works in the business world and how various marketing elements interact to create value for consumers and ultimately maximize value for your organization.
Earn credit toward a master's degree
This specialization is part of the fully-online accredited Illinois Degree Sandbox from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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7 courses

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Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Managerial Accounting: Cost Behaviors, Systems, and Analysis

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Vietnamese

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn how to use accounting to facilitate and align decisions made by owners, managers, and employees. You will learn how accountants create, organize, interpret, and communicate information that improves internal proces
  2. COURSE 2

    Managerial Accounting: Tools for Facilitating and Guiding Business Decisions

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you will explore how to use accounting to allocate resources and incentivize manager and employee behaviors in using these resources. You will also learn how financial and non-financial accounting information facilitates s
  3. COURSE 3

    Operations Management

    Upcoming session: Oct 30
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Vietnamese

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn about the role of operations and how they are connected to other business functions in manufacturing- and service-focused organizations. You will learn and practice the use of decision-making frameworks and techniques ap
  4. COURSE 4

    Process Improvement

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course you will focus on process improvement. You will learn how to set organizational priorities for continuous process improvement, how to execute process improvement projects, and how to sustain the initiative for co
  5. COURSE 5

    Marketing Management I

    Upcoming session: Oct 23
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you will learn how businesses create value for customers. We will examine the process by which Marketing builds on a thorough understanding of buyer behavior to create value. You will learn the major elements of the marketi
  6. COURSE 6

    Marketing Management II

    Current session: Oct 16
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you will further examine how businesses create value for customers. In Marketing Management I, you learned the major elements of the marketing mix - product policy, channels of distribution, communication, and pricing - and saw how
  7. COURSE 7

    Value Chain Management Capstone

    Current session: Oct 16
    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    The capstone for the Value Chain Management specialization will provide a learning experience that examines how the various segments of a business integrate to create a value chain. The capstone involves an in-depth analysis of an actual business si

Creators

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pioneers innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience.

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs.

  • Gary Hecht, Ph.D.

    Gary Hecht, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Accountancy
  • Joe A. Bradley

    Joe A. Bradley

    Lecturer in Business Administration
  • Hayden Noel

    Hayden Noel

    Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Gopesh Anand

    Gopesh Anand

    Associate Professor of Business Administration

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