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

Course 1

Competitive Strategy

4.7
stars
1,891 ratings
427 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Advanced Competitive Strategy

4.7
stars
554 ratings
114 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Strategic Organization Design

4.6
stars
122 ratings
27 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Competitive Strategy and Organization Design Project

4.1
stars
7 ratings
1 reviews

Instructor

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Tobias Kretschmer

Professor
Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization

About Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

As one of Europe's leading research universities, LMU Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its 500-year-tradition of scholarship, LMU covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from the humanities and cultural studies through law, economics and social studies to medicine and the sciences....

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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