Created by:   University of Virginia

  • Michael Lenox

    Taught by:    Michael Lenox, Senior Associate Dean and Chief Strategy Officer

    Darden School of Business

  • Jared Harris

    Taught by:    Jared Harris, Samuel L. Slover Research Chair in Business Administration

    Darden School of Business
Basic Info
Course 1 of 5 in the Business Strategy Specialization.
Commitment4 weeks of study, 5-6 hours/week
Language
English, Subtitles: Vietnamese, Portuguese (Brazilian)
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, and located on a World Heritage site in Charlottesville, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni. It is also selective; the students who come here have been chosen because they show the exceptional promise Jefferson envisioned.
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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 658 ratings

Great work

The course is great. I will highly recommended to everyone who desire to build a fundamental knowledge and skills regarding strategic analysis for business organizations.

AMAZING

A great introduction to business strategy tools (which gets exponentially more complex when you apply them in the follow-on course!). I really appreciated the deep but approachable theoretical discussions of economic rents, and the professor's serious efforts to bring together business and economic principles. As a former student of economics, it gave me a great anchor point in the course.

While I really appreciate the case-based method, the volume of students just isn't high enough to allow for much vigorous discussion on the forums (or wasn't for me). I would highly recommend taking the course with a friend or colleague and setting aside time to connect each week to get the most out of the case discussions.