Concepts in this course are challenging but the class is setup for students to succeed. I really enjoyed this course and would recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about pricing strategy.
Even if you are familiar with the basics of microeconomics, and cost structures, this course combines it all together to provide a new perspective of using these models and concepts in pricing.
par Fabricio R•
Excellent course. In my view, the academic rigor of the week exercises needs to be improved even for a beginner level.
par Aditya G•
I really liked the way course has been designed. Though I had microeconomics during my MBA, I am able to learn lot of new concepts in course. Some of the market phenomenon which I would not have been able to connect with pricing principles, now I can connect them after completing this course. Thanks to all instructors, Thanks University of Virginia and BCG!!
par Matthew K•
Excellent introduction to the mathematics behind cost and pricing strategies. This course gave me a lot of good information that I've already started putting into practice at work.
par Ileana C•
Amazing! price has been most of the time an uncertainty . This course gives you the learning you need for allocating pricing strategies to the right business scenario
par Sharon M•
A good course but there were places where I felt things weren't clearly explained. Also, the quiz questions were sometimes somewhat ambiguous.
par Souhad A Z•
I liked the course, it was very useful though I believe some part should have been explained more. Overall, it was a very good one.
par Anurag P•
Introductory level, but a fun course !! Not very hands-on but still will add to your knowledge.
While the beginning of the course was really interesting, the overall quality dropped halfway through. The sessions didn't look very professional. It first touched base on some very basic topics and then randomly went onto very technical information. Very disappointed.
The case is interesting and beneficial in terms of helping to grasp the material, however, it would've been helpful to have something similar during the course with the answers and methodology in solving it.
par Dominique V•
I loved the course, but if you want an overview of Pricing Strategy at least I missed it in the course! This course focuses on how to do the maths of price elasticity which is good and interesting too!
par Luis F•
Excellent content but no communication at all with the staff; all questions posted in the forums remained unanswered.
par Stephanos T•
Great course in terms of context and delivery with very knowledgeable staff. Overall, the videos are short and to the point and the fact that you often work with or are exposed to real-world case-studies is very valuable. The only negative for me has been the final assessment. I would be more comfortable with a more in-depth case study with more data to work with though I recognise this would also not be very practical. In its entirety, the course goes into depth without exhausting students. Quizzes are also challenging enough but not time-consuming to complete once you have revised the material for each question. I would also prefer links to more in-depth material for those who want to work beyond the confines of the curriculum (i.e. more info on how we derive to a demand function despite the topic being quite advanced). Highly recommended course if you intent to take the Pricing Strategy specialisation.
par Calypso R•
Clear course and teachers, challenging quizzes. Some interesting and advanced concepts (for instance on retail, bids). You need some mathematical knowledge to pass (derivatives, algebra, statistics...)
If you already have a business / marketing education, half of the concepts and methods won't be new to you.
I would have like to have a bit more explanations for the final peer-graded exam. Also it can take some time (1-2 weeks) for 3 other students to grade your final assessment if not enough people follow the course at the moment.
par Kristina P•
I really loved the structure of this course. Lectures are very clear, additional questions help you memorize the material and focus on the most important things. This is the first course that provides lecture resources that are very useful to keep in mind the material you have learned. This course material is focused on the practical side, making it even better. Thanks for the knowledge, I will definitely use them in practice!
par Ashwini A•
Excellent course that gives insights into pricing strategies. The course was a combined package of theory and application in the form of case studies. Taking this course had definitely added value to my knowledge base. I thank the University of Virginia and BCG group for their efforts in modeling this course. Thank you Coursera of this opportunity!
par Amitesh K•
Great refresher course on pricing and economics. Focuses on different pricing strategies (elasticity, pricing function, auctions, cost plus pricing, peak load pricing, index based pricing, marginal cost pricing, target cost plus pricing). Ron Wilcox and the BCG team does a great job in delivering lecture and keeping you engaged in the course.
par Felix L•
Really nice course with good mix of descriptive concepts, their calculation and execution in practice and case studies of companies. Control quizzes are really helpful to check own understanding. But please consider additional workload for final exam and assessment of 3 others. This is like an additional course week and should be mentioned.
par Ajit P•
I highly recommend this course. Thank you to professors for sharing the course material in such a sincere way. Course is very well designed. I did not have background in pricing prior to this course. This course definitely made me interested in learning more on pricing strategy optimization.
par carolinne r•
Curso fantástico! Os professores têm pleno domínio e uma didática excelente, a organização do conteúdo é fluida, o conteúdo é bastante relevante e completo. Estou muito mais confiante no projeto que preciso realizar no trabalho aplicando os conceitos aprendidos aqui. Muito obrigada!
par Sameer K•
This is one of the best courses that i have done on Coursera. I hope my economics teacher was like Ron Wilcox. I definitely hope to complete the specialisation. BCG and Darden definitely stand up to their name and justify the place they hold in the student community.
par Saloni S•
It was a tough course, but it is totally worth it. The way everything has been explained makes it easy to follow new concepts. You can rewatch till you don't understand things, and the examples given to depict application of concepts really make things easier.
An amazing course to learn more about price and the different methods of pricing.Moreover I also learnt how to apply what i learnt in theory in the practical world.Thank You Coursera for providing me the opportunity to learn so much from a course like this.
par Ma. T A G•
Excellent course- as a marketing professional I appreciated being able to understand in better detail (conceptually and mathematically) the concepts that I've been applying broadly in pricing work in the real world. Adequately challenging and engaging!
par Priyank G•
This course is dense...loaded with terms...theory...examples. At the same time it is hugely interesting, makes you sit up and work out the problems. I hugely recommend this course for everyone related to buying and pricing.
par Maria A B•
I'll definitely recommend this course as it gives you the basic structures to learn about the pricing fundamentals, like what cost and margin are and how to calculate them etc... it is also well explained, very thorough.