About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 9 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian)...

Skills you will gain

Organization DesignStrategic ManagementGame TheoryStrategic Thinking

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 2 months to complete

Suggested 9 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian)...

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Competitive Strategy

4.7
1,865 ratings
419 reviews
Course2

Advanced Competitive Strategy

4.7
540 ratings
109 reviews
Course3

Strategic Organization Design

4.6
118 ratings
26 reviews
Course4

Competitive Strategy and Organization Design Project

4.7
6 ratings
1 reviews

Instructor

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Tobias Kretschmer

Professor
Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization

About Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 5 to 6 months.

  • No background knowledge is required! Anyone interested in learning more about competitive strategies and the strategic design of organizations is welcome to join the Specialization.

  • We recommend to take the courses in the presented order, as they build on each other.

  • Coursera courses and certificates as such do not carry university credit. However, some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • You will improve your ability to analyze and understand strategic decisions of organizations and be able to improve your own decision making. You will have applied your new knowledge to a specific practical case and have gained experience in how to apply theoretical insights in every-day management decision making.

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