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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 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!

By krishnath s

Jun 14, 2020

Easy to follow and very interesting industry leaders talks.

By Daniel A

Jun 14, 2020

Great content, animation and clarity! thank you professor

By Jeremy M B

Jul 10, 2018

Great professor with valuable insights! Highly recommend!

By Merna A S G

Feb 22, 2021

the course content was great . I have learnt many skills

By Oladele O

Jan 14, 2021

Great content and case studies, I will surely recommend.

By Oleksandr S

Nov 27, 2016

A teacher, who really knows and understands the subject)

By Maureen P

Dec 17, 2020

Used current examples of businesses models - very good

By Andrea D C

Aug 26, 2019

The teacher is 🔥 the material is 🔥 the content is 🔥

By Dan M

Jun 11, 2018

Great instructor. Relevant and useful course material.

By Michael W

May 28, 2020

Nicely designed class. Case studies were really good.

By Raja S N

Jan 8, 2021

Excellent way of making complex concepts understand.

By Vibhor K

Jun 7, 2020

Excellent details and Case studies. Thanks Professor

By Tamjid A

May 3, 2020

Well articulated course. It was indeed very helpful.

By Dong H K

Aug 10, 2019

The most insightfull lecture for analyzing companies

By Irtiza A

Jun 16, 2019

Perfect courser for new bee's in business strategy

By Alexia J A d M

Jan 26, 2021

This course is wonderful, I learned so much here.


Jul 20, 2020

Excellently designed, Very practical and useful.


Jul 15, 2020

Excellent one with loads of information to grasp

By Dr A S

Jul 3, 2020



Jun 19, 2020

Learned a lot. Great Course. Thank you so much.

By Nikhil V V

Jun 11, 2019

Prof. Somaya makes the class very interesting!!