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

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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.

Thank you.


Nov 28, 2020

Highly recommended course material. Really enjoyed solving the case studies. The learning from the course on different frameworks was immense. Also the feedback from the peers provided more insights.

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By Björn T

Sep 17, 2020

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By Oscar c

Apr 22, 2019

Too fast.


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By Jan N

Apr 15, 2022

The course I found so far the worst from the GIES. I found it to be very boring in design. Especially what the guests tell was more like a show for themselves than the transfer of knowledge.

By Enrico G

Oct 2, 2020

Good course, but wish it had gone a bit more into the specifics.

By Mahendran

Jun 28, 2020


By Ms. H

Jul 27, 2016

I really like the course however it was too short and generic, and writing a memo as a repetation of the course was not that exhilarating...I haven´t used the discussion forums too much however I was expecting more on building business models...Probably it will be the subject of the next package but still 3 courses were too little as coverage....

I really liked the alagories and interviews from real life experiences and thank you for the effort...

By Helena D

Oct 24, 2021

Very theoretical. Assignments are useful but not enough time to complete them for busy professionals (instructions say 5 minutes, but it's more like 5 hours). Some level of filtering of peer assignments to review is necessary. Professor is not engaging. Notes are boring and not adjusted to online learning.

By Artem G

Jun 30, 2020

Very poor visual presentation of information

By Megha D N

May 13, 2020

sessions are too long

By Homer E D

Sep 10, 2020

Business Strategy course is new to me. The ideas and concepts contained in the lectures will set new trends in future businesses. The course has widened my learning horizon that will assist me in future business ventures. Thanks to Coursera.