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About the Course

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!


Jul 19, 2019

Great insight of the basic tools covering all important aspects, both professors have discussed fundamental needs of the topic around Business Strategy, keen to learn rest of the courses and excited.

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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 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 Tumelo T M

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

By Peter A P

Nov 23, 2020

Great course on the fundamentals of business strategy and analysis, highly recommended!

By Tarun A

Sep 5, 2017

This course provides the basic concepts, and is highly recommended for the uninitiated.

By Anchalee P

Mar 14, 2016

This is an excellent course. You learn more if you commit to doing all the assignments.

By Raquel d l O

Feb 3, 2016

Great course to get a first contact with Strategic Analysis. Very useful and practical!

By Muhammad A A

Oct 11, 2020

The content is very rich and can be followed easily. Good Job and thank you very much!

By Higor F

Aug 10, 2016

Curso de iniciação completo, com conceitos bem exemplificados e de fácil entendimento.

By S A

Oct 26, 2020

A good course for understanding the basics of business strategy and its application.


Aug 23, 2020

The course material exceeded my expectations and a portion of practice andexamples

By George

Jan 12, 2022

Amazing Course! Professors always provided examples and everything was super clear.

By Mangesh K

Jan 12, 2019

This course puts our thoughts to work, simply explained and excellent case studies!

By Samisson E C

Feb 15, 2016

Outstanding and well organised course for taking business education a step further