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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.\n\nThank 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 lisabrantley

Jul 31, 2017

I learned quite a bit from this module. I highly recommend the entire course!


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By Gaurav V

Jun 12, 2019

Good course but new cases will be good for aligning with current environment

By Douglas C C

Nov 3, 2021

Execelente curso para overview de Estratégia de Negócios, com ótimos Cases.

By MS. S V

Jun 10, 2020

Excellent. Very clear explanation thought provoking assignments and quizzes

By Rahul A

May 28, 2020

All the details are very nicely explained. Case study were really good. Lea

By Jeanine D

May 8, 2020

Loved this course! The Teacher is amazing and the information is priceless.

By Chenai C M

Oct 23, 2017

Loved this course. It was easy to follow through and understand. Thank you


Apr 8, 2019

Was great to understand the environment and new strategies that are good

By Ihuoma U

Apr 11, 2018

Use of visual aid in teaching. Thorough research and simplified English.

By sangram d

Oct 17, 2020

This course is very important to gather knowledge on Business Strategy.

By Aydan G

Aug 1, 2020

Bigs yhank to course instructor, I really receive important information

By Mahesh S D

Apr 12, 2018

This was quite comprehensive and practical course on business strategy.

By Aguinaldo S

Feb 4, 2020

I still growing to understand better what a business look like inside.

By Michael F M

Jul 29, 2019

Dr. Somaya is excellent. Lectures, readings, videos are all well done!

By Nitinkumar D D

Mar 15, 2020

Excellent learning, Thank you professor to putting together nicely!!

By Igor M

Aug 9, 2019

I gained a lot of new and useful knowledge about business strategy

By Ali M

Aug 23, 2020

I enjoy full to learn about business strategy... it's great class


Feb 26, 2018

Great course and complete with executive insights. 5/5 for sure!

By Jason T

Jun 11, 2019

Very Good Course. Really useful systems PESTEL, VAR, even SWOT!

By Greg T

May 2, 2019

Really awesome course that I found I was able to connect to my

By Pattan A K

Nov 2, 2020

Lot of things to learn form this course and very useful ones.

By Osman K

Aug 13, 2018

Great lecturer, almost perfect programme. Highly recommended!

By Abdallah E

Aug 21, 2020

I got good information that helps me in my current position.

By Naveen K

Nov 18, 2021

Very well taught. Study materials are great. Thank you sir!