Aug 26, 2018
I am really honored to review this course. The course and the Professor was really having a high practical approach. 4th Module was little bit confusion although it was a great time doing the course.
Aug 11, 2016
I really enjoyed the case studies in this course and the education on various frameworks felt like I could immediately use the material in real world scenarios. Highly recommended course materials.
par Emmanouil K•
Apr 24, 2017
Excellent class! Highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn the basics of business strategy. Professor Somay is a subject matter expert and his lectures are wonderful. Many thanks!
par MUHAMMAD A S•
Aug 31, 2019
After taking this course, I have learnt following,
Solutions to the business challenges under the study of 1st course, that we can have better results after setting and communicating cleared mission and vision according to the business model to the whole organization so that individual’s efforts can convert in to one FORCE towards the accomplishment of common objectives & sustainability of business model. And how to get internal coherence towards the business module and overall strategic fit within the organization and outside challenges under the definition of V A R S framework. A new thing to me that strategic intent for team can also play a vital role in high achievements.
Solutions to the business challenges under the study of 2nd course, for sustainably of business model and profitability the analysis of industry are most important to take corrective actions and future decisions. Study and understanding of PESTEL framework and Five Forces made more clarity to take relevant and correct decisions. There was lot of material and support to understand that how we can make a successful strategic fit between internal strength, activities and capabilities with external environment or requirements.
Solutions to the business challenges under the study of 3rd course, here in course it is an ample study, material, lecture and case study to understand that how we can keep sustainable competitive advantages to reduce or minimize the challenges of five forces which always keep the company’s profitability low or high cost of business. There is learning over best strategic fit of activities, resources and capabilities along best use of value chain and network chain to develop best economic value added.
Solution to the business challenges under the study of 4th course, there is the best-case study to understand the best application of generic strategies, after the study of this course we can make best use to determine the generic strategy but here we will apply the study of 2nd and 3rd courses as well. Cost leadership and differentiations both are back bone of current ear businesses, this study will support us a lot of over generic strategies and will lead towards strategy renewal as well while evaluating internally activities, resources and capabilities with external challenges. Now we are much confident after this study that we can identify stuck positioning of company, then can recommend over strategy renewal so accordingly to the industry to keep strategic positioning.
Business strategy demonstrates the FIT among different activities, functions and capabilities within the company, enables the manager to add value and to capitalize business opportunities and helps to ALIGN internal strengths with the external environment for business sustainability. It briefs and guides over business strategic TOOLs that how a manger can use such well described frameworks and can ANALYSE environment & industry to DEVELOP competitive edges for sustainability and strategic positioning and leads towards strategy renewal in case of stuck in middle.
par Zaw Z O•
Sep 18, 2018
This research based specialization has provided the fundamental knowledge and essential skills in from daily strategic leadership to Managing organization effectively; you will see how the course is precise and concise that leads the potential leverage for achieving your organization’s goals and sustaining its long-term success.
Jul 20, 2017
Although the professor did a good job of bringing in examples and real-world business strategists, it would have been great to encourage more women into business by including female entrepreneurs or bosses in his interviews and examples. I understand that there are far more men than women in the highest levels of corporate leadership, but professors have a unique opportunity to change that by amplifying their voices and encouraging the next generation of business students to include women in leadership.
par Francesco R•
Aug 21, 2019
Great to waste time due to idiots that give you low marks on purpose, in spite of the quality of your assignments. Thanks, Coursera.
par Nadia G•
Jan 29, 2019
This course was so interesting and insightful. I really loved doing the case study work.
par Martin K•
Jan 30, 2019
Excellent course - brilliant comparison to soccer game. Full of interesting facts and perspectives.
par Deng M•
Feb 26, 2019
par Hani M B•
Feb 09, 2019
I am very happy with this achievement
par Mustafa R•
Mar 10, 2019
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Mar 14, 2019
par Jay H•
Dec 06, 2018
This is by far the best class of the specialty so far. The case studies and analysis questions are so thoughtful and thought-provoking. Thanks so much for spending the time to develop a class that is so immediately applicable to my work and career.
par CAROLINA P P•
Apr 08, 2019
Was great to understand the environment and new strategies that are good
par Muhammad S S•
Feb 07, 2019
It was the best course in the whole Specialization course relating to Strategic Leadership & Management. Other courses were more theoretical-based but this specific course was provided with more detailed-orientated real life examples.
par Jeremy M B•
Jul 11, 2018
Great professor with valuable insights! Highly recommend!
par Pierre L•
Jun 17, 2018
One of the best course I took on Coursera (and in University): Informative, well explained, with a lot of content and a very knowledgeable professor.
par Lawrence S•
Jun 19, 2017
Excellent course, opens up several topics that add huge value to how to approach business and strategic planning.
par Joney R•
Jul 02, 2018
The course is really well structured and well thought. I really enjoyed all the practical examples and case studies.
par Charlotta S R•
Jun 22, 2016
Fantastic course! ( always suggest to take the courses in sequence, but this one can be a stand alone course as well). I'm definately taking the next course as well! Very high quality of teaching as well as materials and other resources.
par yongmyoung L•
Apr 11, 2018
It's a really helpful course to understand corporate strategy. And it contains case studies for easy adoption of theories and interviews with C level officers what they implemented in real field. Especially EVA concept gives clear direction when I create a strategy even its concept is quite simple.
par Kliment R•
Jul 20, 2016
Very useful information
par Tafadzwa M•
Mar 20, 2018
A great course
par PRAMOD K S•
Jan 01, 2017
Yet to complete the course but got inspired by intro lecture of Prof Somaya ! Awesome.
par Ekene M•
Aug 23, 2017
Highly recommended course for anyone looking for foundational and advanced knowledge of strategy. Prof. Somaya did an excellent job. I really enjoyed the peer review assignments as it helped to grasp and deepen knowledge gained after each module.
Feb 15, 2017
Very interesting course. Thank you!