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About the Course

Interviews in organizations constitute a cornerstone of talent selection and promotion practices. One of the key goals of the interview process is to understand how you would approach a variety of leadership challenges at work, given your knowledge, expertise, and prior work experience. Within the context of this interview, your primary objective for the capstone assignment is to use content from the specialization to demonstrate your knowledge of key leadership skills. The benefits of incorporating the specialization content into your interview responses extend well beyond the Leading People and Teams Specialization. Thinking about your past work experiences using the concepts, tools, and frameworks you learned in the specialization will enable you to reflect more deeply on your past actions and their outcomes. Furthermore, we selected questions for the mock interview from actual job interviews. In other words, in your future interviews, it is likely you will be asked similar questions. Thus, by working through the capstone, you will be investing in your own interview preparation and increasing the likelihood of performing well in your future interviews....

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Nov 19, 2020

I rarely rate courses, but this one was really great. The instructors present the information in an easy to understand way and peer graded assignments help you solidify what you have learned.


Jul 20, 2017

I have really enjoy this spealizaton. There has been rewarding journey in equipping my self with the tremendous knowledge from great coaches such as Dr.Scott DeRue and Dr.Maxim Sytch

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By Mateusz R

Oct 13, 2019

Even if the excercise was nice, this capstone project was a disaster. I've completed the project almost 3 years ago and I didn't received a real feedback on my work. I have no hope that it will happen eventually. It's a common situation as anyone from my round did not receive a feedback, we were requesting it on discussion forum and directly in University of Michigan. As the whole specialisation was very helpful, this is the reason why I wouldn't recommend it as the whole to anyone.

By Bret S

May 30, 2017

*** Update Below*** In the course description, it states that capstone projects will be evaluated by the faculty and feedback will be provided within 1-4 months of submission. I submitted my completed work in the middle of November 2016 and have yet to receive any feedback (posting on May 23 2017). Based on the forums, my fellow classmates also have not received feedback. I have contacted Coursera via chat and provided the information for them to evaluate; unfortunately it appears they have little control over the faculty's adherence to the promises made in the course description. I also reached out to one of the professors via that individual's posted email address with the school. It has been a few weeks now and I have not received a reply from the professor either. The promise of having my work evaluated by real university faculty was a major factor in my decision to take this course over other online options. As an alumnus of U of M, I am very disappointed by the lack of follow up to a product on which they have put our Block M.

***Update as of 5/30/2017. I did end up hearing back on the delay. It appears that there was significantly more demand than the faculty had anticipated. They are in the process of working through all of the submissions.

By Damien R

Nov 11, 2016

The Capstone itself (Option 1) is very interesting, but there is no really graduated evaluation.

By Claudia R

Apr 15, 2017

I feel robbed. I did not get any feedback on my work. Only a classmate gave their ok "yes, there is something written".

I did not follow the course to get a "certificate" but to learn and to revceive feedback. If you don't have a special purpose for the certificate - don't pay a cent for this.

By Roberto O S

May 28, 2020

No lo entiendo, parece que solo un obstáculo con el fin de no obtener el certificado de especialización.

I don't get it, it seems like just an obstacle for getting the specialization certificate.

By Deokumar G

Feb 5, 2019

I considered all that i learned from this MOOC from the University of Michigan time well spent! Enlightening, educational, complete and meticulous! - deokumar gandharry

By David R

Aug 3, 2020

At a time when many are seeking ways to contribute to making a better world, this course provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to more effectively lead people and teams for that purpose. Course is very well organized and very valuable for all seeking to be better leaders as well ad further their own personal development.

By Ayoub A

Jul 20, 2017

I have really enjoy this spealizaton. There has been rewarding journey in equipping my self with the tremendous knowledge from great coaches such as Dr.Scott DeRue and Dr.Maxim Sytch

By Idilia C

Jan 4, 2018

A great ending to a wonderful specialization! I had the opportunity to interview a leader I admire and to review and utilize a lot of the notions and information covered during all of the courses. Thank you Professor DeRue and Professor Sytch for the knowledge you have so generously shared with us and for the opportunity to keep learning you have given us through the Capstone Project.

By Knowledge

Apr 29, 2020

I Really want to extend my gratitude to the Respectable teachers especially Sir Scott DeRue who made this learning journey so exciting and interactive filled with learning and development. The material taught in the specialization is very useful and practical. Finally i will highly recommend this learning journey to the learners.

By Eduardo C

Feb 8, 2021

About 10 months ago I completed the "Leading People and Teams" specialization.

I choose the "second option" for the Capstone Project. You promise a feed-back on assignment "from 4 to 8 months" after the submission.

Why I haven't received any feedback yet??


By Hallie T

Jan 22, 2021

Short version: Don't pay the $50 for the specialization because you are unlikely to get feedback.

Long version: The content of the four free modules is excellent and well worth going through. The instructors are great and the information is well-presented and easily applicable. I purchased the capstone program because the description stated that we should "expect feedback" from the faculty on the work we submitted. Now, I have to say that I should have realized that the likelihood of faculty from a top-ranked business school going through and giving individual feedback on an assignment from an online class with thousands of students was probably nil. However, I chose to believe what was written in the description of the course.

It's been over a year since I finished the course and I have gotten no feedback. When I wrote to Coursera to complain, they said "we cannot enforce the Staff for each course to provide the feedback as it is mentioned in the course information."

Don't waste your money supporting a platform that will knowingly promote something that they know they can't make happen.

By Kateryna K

Mar 27, 2023

I want to express my gratitude to Scott DeRue Maxim Sytch 🇺🇦 Jeff Brodsky, Morgan Stanley & John Beilein & Coursera for 🧶Leading People and Teams Specialization by the University of Michigan.

It was one more long and interesting digital journey of discovering the world by learning and improving new theories and HR practices, such as essential leadership skills, including how to inspire and motivate individuals, manage talent, influence without authority, and lead teams, together with highly educated and experienced coaches.

By Dainius

Dec 12, 2017

Preparing the Capstone allowed me to deepen my understanding of material and lessons I've learnt throughout the four courses in the Specialization. Made me more reflect and try to come up with actionable and applicable solutions for the real leadership challenge at one of the biggest worldwide companies. I must say, that I greatly enjoyed the whole Specialization, the material was great, the instructors was just awesome. I'd be waiting for more courses from the University of Michigan in the future at Coursera!


Sep 5, 2022

In my personal opinion, the leadership and team course provided me with knowledge, strategies, and motivation to successfully develop my soft skills and at the same time perform professionally, committed to my work team as well as to the organization. Thank you very much for the valuable contribution you provide to us all instructors and universities.

By Ahmad A

Aug 16, 2016

This specialization was not just a set of courses and exams, it was truly a life changing experience which gave me very helpful insights to deal with all people from my family members to co-workers , sub-ordinates and even my superiors.

Thanks a lot Scott, Maxim and Cheri you have done really great.

By Alper S

Mar 10, 2024

Hello. I Founder of a Startup in the IT sector in Delaware, America. I have a mobile application called Favoritan: Just Favorites, available in Android and iOS stores. I hope to grow my Startup with the "Leading People and Teams Capstone" course. Thank you for everything, Mr. Maxim Sytch.

By Karen S

May 18, 2022

It was very good. It needs a bit of a work over now. Conflict should be added for the last class. I enjoyed it very much. I discovered that I really love learning about leadership and I will do more of that. Thank you to everybody who was part of making this possible.

By Bernard D V

Apr 28, 2020

FInal course of the specialisation, you will have 1 assignment to do and will have an option between 3 type of work. You will use the material you learned from the previous courses in order to complete your assignment. A nice way to finish this specialisation :)

By Daniel L

Aug 24, 2020

Very practical on leadership skills. They are applicable across a broad range of industries. Furthermore, provide you with a set of practical tools. I think they are new to management positions and they want some introduction about what to do as managers.

By Genny G

May 7, 2021

Excellent, the topics are very interesting, you learn to apply them in your work life.

Excellent teachers with great knowledge, currently learning is all the time and your willingness to do the activities well counts a lot. Recommended

By Muhammad H K

May 30, 2016

Highly practical capstone and full of learning. I took this specialization as a challenge and believe me it was absolutely brilliant and beyond my expectations. Thank you for providing the opportunity to learn effectively.

By Mustafa S

Nov 20, 2020

I rarely rate courses, but this one was really great. The instructors present the information in an easy to understand way and peer graded assignments help you solidify what you have learned.

By Sara J

May 4, 2017

I really enjoyed taking this course. Especially the interviews with business leaders were helpful for me because it showed me how strategies and practices were applied in the business world.

By Atindra N G

Oct 30, 2020

Engaging and informative course. Learnt key insights on leading people and teams. The insights are invaluable and will help me to be a better leader.