The course provides a good foundation for the most famous strategy concepts. I have appreciated the capstone project which gives you the opportunity to apply the theories learned in the first 3 weeks.
I liked the course a lot, the references were great and gave me great insight about Strategic Management. The lecturer was really good, specially if you compare him to the one in Strategy Formulation.
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Thorough introduction in the world of strategic management for each and every one who is not familiar with this field of expertise. However, the modules could provide, through simple graphics and/or easy diagrams, a better understanding of the new principles and ideas that one encounters here. Moreover, there is room for improvement as far as bibliography and in general additional reading are concerned. All in all, the particular course offers a very decent view of this very interesting world of strategy but there are many ways that it could provide an even better experience and knowledge.
By Alvaro V G•
All the course and videos and explanations are great. But it´s important to review that most of the links for the readings are not working. So if I want to learn more I have to do research on the topic and reading other information.
It´s important to double check that the information provided to the student on the links are working.
Nevertheless is a great course and I personally recommended it .
By Tatiana Z•
It's clear and offers a very good foundation. Supplementary material is helpful. However in my view the course needs more practical illustrations of how some of the different strategy definition and approaches are practised (or not) today by modern-day companies. Some of the material was too abstract and was somewhat difficult to relate to.
By James C•
The course presented was very good and clearly an expert in his field. Whilst it did provide a good overview, some of the links were out of date and it was very evident that the content was from around 2015. An updated version should be considered when practicable.
By Shikhar A•
It was a good course for the start. They should provide better study material. All the materials provided were open articles on internet. Some of the articles were expired or needed subscription for that website.
By Aakash G•
Didn't learn anything new. Concepts were very theoretical and if you have completed an MBA. You are familiar with most of the points discussed
By Brendan A•
Great course, with some useful resources but lacks depth - even in the context of an online course.
By Dylan R•
More basic than I was expecting, I suppose it is an introductory to the specialization.
By Shrinivas G•
More of history than anything else.
Low amount of new learnings.
By Mark R•
Good content but needs updating to 2020 not 2015!
By Kshitij S•
It is a very short program.
By Rajat G•
The examples were outdated.
Too much history
By Ankur G•
I had rated this course 4 star earlier but, I am downgrading it to 2 star now as the course managers - coursera + CBS seem to have abandoned the coursera while the program is still running and being charged upwards of hundreds of dollars.
The final peer assignment date has passed by close to 2 weeks and the grading process is not completed, neither there is any communication from course managers about the same.
Very disappointing from Coursera and CBS. For free, the course may be still useful as early introduction to strategy but as paid course, refrain for the time being.
My earlier review below.
Delivery of the course - presentation, videos, sequencing and articles for each video are very well organized and executed. Referring cases studies is good as well.
However, the material seems simplified and is very much a basic course and not intermediate or advanced course.
Additionally, the quizzes are very simple and have ample room to increase the difficulty level in order to make the course more challenging.
By Sasha B•
Great start. Many promises. But week 3 and 4 go in a wrong direction. Instead of speaking about Strategy - author goes into unrelated fields. Trash bins as a reference of a new strategical approach - misses a point that it is not a mass product. What strategical decisions did it involve that were not related to marketing? Almost none. Strategy is much, much wider term. Regarding new tendencies... Globalization has happened yesterday... Today it's time to open new horizons in relation to application of IT solutions to management problems. After AlphaGo proved that a computer program is more skillful in a complex game of GO than one of the top human players - it will not take much to the next step - strategical decision making on a corporate level. What companies need to do today? Infrastructure - probably. New organizational structure? - Definitely.