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Develop your ability to think strategically, analyze the competitive environment, and recommend firm positioning and value creation. In this course, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, top-ranked faculty will help you explore the underlying theory and frameworks that provide the foundations of a successful business strategy and provide the tools you need to understand that strategy: SWOT, Competitor, Environmental, Five Forces, and Capabilities Analyses, as well as Strategy Maps....

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Jan 10, 2021

Really enjoyed this course, the Professors are awesome presenting in a very clear, comprehensive way. Learned alot! I feel like they are training me to become a high tech executive/analyst. Thank you!


Feb 22, 2023

It was amazing experience and with all learning resources available online - I had no struggle. The online learning tool is simple and user friendly. They are very quick to reply if I had any queries.

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By David R H

Jul 16, 2020

I really liked this course. Very useful for industries and companies understanding. I recommend it.

By Syed M U

Feb 24, 2022

A good course with precise and straight forward content related to strategic management principles

By Sameer R

Apr 25, 2016

Fefinitely recommended for beginners !! A very good course with very clear explanation of concepts

By Mahesh L

Jan 19, 2016

It was simply awesome the way strategy was simplified into the course...Thank you for awesome work

By Vineeta D

Jan 5, 2016

It covered all the concepts with examples and the quiz content further improved the understanding.

By Jimmy L 梁

Nov 19, 2022

It contains very clear and detail framework and professor's tone is great and right on the speed.

By Davide R

Jan 12, 2021

Clear, full of examples and easy to understand.

A fast and easy introduction to Business strategy.


Nov 28, 2018

This is a great course overall! I can't wait to take up the other courses in this specialisation.

By Alexandre d S

Feb 7, 2017

Fantástico ! Dá uma visão profunda e bem abordada sobre os fundamentos da estratégia de negócios.

By João P V d S

Jun 17, 2022

Exceptionally good! Great introduction to the foundations of business strategic decision making.

By Prenish B

Apr 17, 2021

Really nice course everyone should know and learn about irrespective of their academic interests


Jul 10, 2020

Lovely course, very informative. The assignment was very helpful.

A big thanks to the instructors

By MiaMDai

Dec 11, 2019

I love the case study of this course! It helps me understand and apply the theories I learned!

By Hemalatha M

Aug 20, 2016

Wonderful Work! Totally recommend the program to anyone planning to gain insights on Strategy.

By Andrew B

Apr 18, 2016

An excellent foundation and insight to business strategy. Very clearly and concisely presented

By Eleonora N

Oct 14, 2015

Excellent course! Theoretical models are well-explained with multiple examples from real life.

By Martin S

Feb 28, 2021

Very informative. I have acquired new skills that will be relevant in the current job market.

By Felipe A d S F N

Jan 31, 2017

Is this a fabulous course, complete, that covers many areas of business strategy. I recommend

By D N K A

May 10, 2020

Exceptional. From theory to practical applications, everything is explained in the best way.

By Nilakshi A G

Nov 12, 2022

Excellent course which can help in advancing careers and strategy analysis and formulation.

By Vikram J

Oct 12, 2020

Thanks to this course, and I dwelled deeper into Porter's concepts and reading C.K. Prahlad

By Marcin

Jan 27, 2016

Great course, compact compedium of currently used methods to ceate/analyse company strategy

By María P

Jun 16, 2021

Its a great courses, very valuable and focuses on the most important issues. Thanks a lot!

By Thapelo T

Apr 21, 2020

Very fulfilling experience. Loved the course. The assignment really enhanced my knowledge.

By ivan c r

Aug 10, 2016

Loved it, the 5 forces analysis is very well explained with the help of other key concepts