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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Business Strategy by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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397 reviews

About the Course

In this course you will learn how organizations create, capture, and maintain value. In doing so, you’ll develop an understanding of how and why this process is fundamental for sustainable competitive advantage. You will be able to better understand value creation, and capture and learn the tools to analyze both competition and cooperation from a variety of perspectives, including the industry-level (e.g., five forces analysis) and the firm-level (e.g., business models and strategic positioning). You will be able to: - Understand how managers coordinate different functional areas, resources, and systems inside a company and align them with the external environment to enhance overall performance - Recognize strategic management tools and frameworks and apply them to real business contexts - Process diverse business and industry information to diagnose strategic issues, evaluate strategic alternatives, and formulate a coherent and actionable strategic plan This course is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admission into these programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program at

Top reviews

Jul 29, 2021

I count myself priviledge to have taken the course and l enjoyed every bit of the lectures, executive opinions, and case studies. The course is very insightful, educative and practical.\n\nThank you.

Aug 25, 2018

I am really honored to review this course. The course and the Professor was really having a high practical approach. 4th Module was little bit confusion although it was a great time doing the course.

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By Bibhu M

Feb 2, 2020

Very Informative and Practical Oriented Course

By Rachid H

Jul 20, 2019

I like it ! Thank professor Deepak Somaya !

By Stefan T

Jul 24, 2016

Very good overview of the relevant concepts

By Rajesh R

Aug 21, 2021

Excellent, very practical and insightful.

By Adriana L V H

Mar 11, 2021

Excellent, I learned a lot in this course

By Shikhar J

May 20, 2020

Great course with insightful case studies

By Iván M B C

May 19, 2020

Great course! Comprehensive and motivatng

By Eugene Y

Jun 16, 2017

Exceptional course and love the professor

By Deep R H

Aug 17, 2019

really practical knowledge gaining tool

By Sebastian B

Jul 8, 2019

Very engaged course, I enjoyed it a lot!

By Scott A J

Jun 13, 2020

Fantastic, Deepak is a great presenter.

By Charles N N

Mar 26, 2018

outstanding stuff. Its a course to take

By Claudio L

Jun 23, 2017

Very good course simple and valuable

By Angelica E S C

Mar 23, 2021

A magnificent course, you learn a lot!

By manav

Sep 5, 2021

An interesting and informative course

By jad d

Nov 18, 2020

fruitful and enjoyable course keep up

By Hani M B

Feb 8, 2019

I am very happy with this achievement

By Grynchuk I

Aug 26, 2017

Good course, thank You, Deepak Somaya

By Mayank D

Nov 28, 2020

This was a great learning experience

By Helena S

Jul 1, 2020

really good course, very interesting

By William f M M

Jun 5, 2020

very profitable course, I recommand.

By Dan-Alexandru G

Dec 3, 2018

Excellent materials and study cases.

By Sarah K

Apr 8, 2021

Interesting and well taught course!


Aug 6, 2020

Really a great course. Informative.

By Sergio A M M

May 6, 2019

Excellent course. I really enjoyed.