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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.


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.

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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 Donghyun 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 John W

Feb 26, 2023

Thank you so much Professor for the great course!

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!!

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 Regulthafus C T A

Mar 8, 2022

Very professional instructors.

Thank you

By Scott A J

Jun 13, 2020

Fantastic, Deepak is a great presenter.