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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

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.

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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Dec 29, 2020

It's a good lecture from an excellent professor. I'm satisfied. I'd like to recommend. That's a good lecture.


Aug 25, 2019

Excellent and amazing course. I really learnt a lot about business strategy while doing that course. Thanks!

By Michelle G

Feb 9, 2020

This course was extremely valuable and applicable in my career. The professor was engaging and interesting.

By Jaroslava D

Feb 2, 2020

I learned a lot from this course. I recommend it to anyone interested in business leadership and analysis.

By Jorge H C C

Aug 1, 2020

The professor Deepak Somaya makes this course super interesting, loved your examples and case of study.


Jul 5, 2020

This course is helpful in understanding the business strategies and is very well taught by Prof Somaya.

By Isaac G S

Feb 17, 2021

Excelente! este curso, muy recomendado, me llevo nuevos aprendizajes listos para ponerlos en practica.


Oct 2, 2018

This course is very helpful to improve my knowledge. So thanks courser to give a so good opportunity.

By Olga D M M

Oct 24, 2020

It is a course worthy taken to have an in-depth understanding of basic concepts on business strategy

By Martin K

Jan 30, 2019

Excellent course - brilliant comparison to soccer game. Full of interesting facts and perspectives.

By Noman M A

Jun 28, 2017

An excellent course for understanding fundamentals of Business Strategy thought by a great professor

By Zizhuo X

Aug 30, 2018

I like the case study part of this course. Very interesting and I do learn a lot from the studies.

By Jose A V C

Jul 17, 2021

Muy buena herramienta para poder complementar la experiencia y conocimientos en el area de ventas

By Nitishika P

Oct 26, 2021

Amazing! At your own pace with such well explained concepts, this course is a delight to attend!

By Krishna K K

Oct 29, 2020

Good course. For me it took a little more time than the previous courses in this specialization.

By Leila H

Oct 8, 2020

I recommend this series of courses for those who desire to learn strategic thinking in business.

By Kunal C

Nov 21, 2018

The way of delivering the lectures is so much unique which helps to better understand. Excellent

By Cecilia S

Feb 8, 2018

Great teaching methods, attitude and eagerness to share his knowledge and expertise with others!

By Adeeba E

Jun 25, 2020

The instructor was very clear with his lectures as he used simple words to describe the models.

By vishrut b

Nov 24, 2019

Excellent Class! Really enjoyed learning theories that I can easily implement in my daily work!

By Yan

Oct 5, 2019

Particularly like the part CEO/Executive sharing. It showed how theories applied to real cases.

By Harman S

Jun 13, 2020

Excellent course from an awesome professor that gives real life example. I loved this course!!

By Sundeep S

Oct 22, 2020

A crisp course with immense learning on various frameworks and concepts of business strategy.

By Hsu M N

Jun 18, 2020

This course is really efficient for my career changing and I really appreciate the professor.

By Hans G

Apr 11, 2020

Great! Very clear concepts and the selected cases of studies was very insightful and updated!