A Capstone Project is an assignment designed specifically to apply and showcase the skills you learned in the Specialization. To this end, the Business Strategy Capstone Project, a comprehensive Strategic Analysis, provides an opportunity for you to synthesize concepts and knowledge from the four prerequisite courses in the specialization. In this course, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, you will be guided through your project by top-ranked faculty. You may continue with the organization you selected for previous assignments or select a new organization for this project. You will analyze the current state of the organization, strategic issues facing the organization, strategic paths the organization might pursue, make a recommendation of the best path for the organization to pursue, and write an Executive Summary. Your finished project will serve as an artifact showcasing your ability to conduct research on/within an organization, select and apply the most appropriate analytical tools, build a well-supported case for a specific position, and effectively communicate key points with executive leadership.
This course is part of the Business Strategy Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Employ your toolkit to develop your comprehensive Strategic Analysis
Build a well-supported case recommending a specific strategic path
Effectively and efficiently communicate key points with executive leadership
Identify strategic paths the organization might pursue
Skills you will gain
- Strategic Analysis
- Strategic Management
- Business Strategy
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Welcome and Getting Started
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WIP Milestone 1 Peer Reviews, Start WIP Milestone 2
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- 5 stars77.38%
- 4 stars15.47%
- 3 stars3.57%
- 2 stars1.19%
- 1 star2.38%
TOP REVIEWS FROM BUSINESS STRATEGY IN PRACTICE (PROJECT-CENTERED COURSE)
The hands on approach helped me to gain confidence in my ability to carry out a strategic analysis of an organization. The project forced me to thoroughly revise all the preceding 4 courses.
An excellent specialization to learn about the strategies a firm uses. This specialization is a perfect leeway for someone who want to become a strategist.
Everything was great except, the peer-graded assignments; get rid of them for a CPU-generated grade!
Unless you complete the Capstone project all the knowledge remains bookish and theoretical.
In order to learn application of knowledge or skill in action one must do the Capstone project.
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