Excellent Course. Understanding human behavior is one of the most difficult challenges in an organization. This course describes the challenges well and offers approaches to tackling those challenges.
A fantastic, thought provoking course. Gave us a lot of things to reflect on and be mindful of in different situations in the organization. Thank you Prof Cappelli and Prof Useem. Grateful to you.
By Andrew B•
The quality of this course compared to others in the Business Foundations specialization was disappointing. I did not feel that the professors took the same amount of time to create helpful visuals and presentations as they did in previous courses.
By Srimathi C•
Professor Capelli was really amazing. He took the natural flow of explaining the subject slowly with pauses and expressions while Professor Mike's explanations were really hard to follow, dry and was hard to focus.
By Andreas K•
A nice course with important concepts pointing out the importance of the subject Human and Social capital. On the other hand it scrapes only on the surface of this important area for a manager.
By Federico B•
First two weeks were super interesting; the second two seemed a little "dispersive", lots of time focused on the details of the examples but not enough explaining on the core messages.
By Keiran H•
Very much an introductory course with fairly slim content supported by a lot of examples. This felt a lot less substantial than the Intro to Marketing course in this specialisation.
By Amy T Z•
I was hoping this course would go deeper into psychological managing. This course seems better suited to just learning the architecture of the building departments.
By Jonah R•
Case studies were good but it was otherwise a very theoretical course and didn't often feel like it could be boiled down to everyday application.
By Rahul S•
The notes from Mike were not very interactive. ALso the flow of Mike's presentation was not captivating
By Roman P•
Great introduction. A bit more depth and breadth (ie. 8 week course) would be terrific!
By Gusen Y•
Way too easy and general...I wanna learn more from the instructors.
By Gil R•
I think more examples would have been better for the class.
By Balazs M•
Thought provoking albeit at times vague and dragged out.
By Jordan X R•
It started off strong but lost momentum.
By Kyle N•
Could be a bit more interesting
By Marc T•
Content is too anecdotal.
By Nolan S•
By Niwech H•
5 points out of 5 for professor Peter. 1 point out of 5 for professor Mike. The first 2 weeks were good as professor Peter presented with very brief and sum up the ideas. On another hand, the last 2 weeks were bad, professor Mike didn't do well in term of summary. He spent 70% for introduction of each topic before reaching to the points that he want to make. Most of the time, he didn't make any points. Plus he didn't answer the questions that he asked. I am disappointed. I was expecting to learn more as the course structure was impressive BUT the actual lectures are not covered the topic.
By Steve M•
This is a survey course. It uses several simple case studies to explain some basic points, but does not go into detail in any particular area. For example the course does not explain well different organizational models or their strengths and weaknesses (functional, regional, etc). I expected more than a cursory mention of matrix management, which is powerful but complex to implement well. There are no hands-on activities other than quizzes at the end of the week. The subtitles are broken and/or of poor quality in several of the videos.
By Q W•
Taking this course as part of the series of courses offered by Wharton on intro to business. I'm coming from engineering background so not sure if this is true to everyone, but I feel this course does not offer much in-depth on those topics, it's just a slight touch on the surface of those. Among the series of courses I've took so far I fee the accounting course is definitely the No.1 among all others, no doubt at all.
By Janice A•
I think the Professors are both great and well-knowledged, but I find that the presentation of the material could have been better. I find that case studies took too much time to present and discuss, and I also think that the quizzes do not highlight the importance of the materials. The quizzes contain too many trivial questions and those that do not have much added value to the learning experience.
great theory and principles but could be a little more tactical and related to real case scenarios of the working environment. such as: how to manage your bosses as well as react to peers when competition exists though team work must prevail. How to handle medium performers. How to handle politics in the offices when bosses use preferences and similarity concepts.
By Yi-Chien, C•
It was a very general overview through human resource management. Hope that more insights could have been offered by providing more concrete strategies. Also, it would be a plus to offer recommended readings for the topic.
By Samantha B•
I didn't quite feel I left with a sense of practical knowledge on how to manage or build the architecture of an organization.
By Eoghan C•
felt a bit dated. older materials, older case studies and examples. all quizing should be a little tougher i thought.
By Keiji H•
Explaining many abstractive things with a couple of concrete actual stories and less correct materials.