Unless you complete the Capstone project all the knowledge remains bookish and theoretical.\n\nIn order to learn application of knowledge or skill in action one must do the Capstone project.
The hands on approach helped me to gain confidence in my ability to carry out a strategic analysis of an organization. The project forced me to thoroughly revise all the preceding 4 courses.
par Alvaro F•
It is a wonderful and Great program!. Thank you so much!
par Avkash D•
Hands on experience makes was worth it!
par Ali D•
We need more courses like this one
par Abhinandan B•
nice journey throughout the course
par Sagar D•
best course and best instructors
par Alejandro B•
Great colaborative session!
par Henry W•
par Omodiaogbe S•
The final project gives a deeper insight and understanding of how to apply the strategist's toolkits in creating valuable competitive position for an organization. Great Professors
par Hernan E•
It is a good exercise to recap the other courses, however the need to complete peer reviews put unnecessary pressure.
par Javier M•
Good course, but it is basically a repetition and compilation of the prior 4 courses content.
par LEE S M•
A well structured course for acquiring the fundamental knowledge on business strategy.
par WASIM I B•
par Sid A H•
I think it's a repetition of the assignments of the previous courses in the specialization. I really liked the specialization but this project was my least favorite part.
par Joseph P•
The entire grading system revolving around peer review is fundamentally flawed and does not show mastery over the subject matter. How will people who have a lack of mastery about the subject matter be able to properly evaluate the performance of other people who also possess the same lack of mastery?
Perhaps there are too many students for these instructors to individually check, but this is not the way to go about it. The entire system is inherently flawed as demonstrated by the gap of proficiency among any two students. This includes English proficiency. While I do appreciate the stance of being open to all willing learners regardless of where they come from, certain prerequisites need to be present in order to foster fairness in an educational setting.
Traditional school settings with students in a classroom work because these students all belong to a certain year, and are taking certain classes in their major, thereby starting off with the premise that these students possess a similar level of base proficiency that the instructors can work off of. So having peer reviews in these settings promotes a level of fairness since all of these students are on a similar learning level.
In Coursera's free for all system, it is potentially dangerous, and harmful to individuals receiving grades that they may not deserve. Whether an academically sound paper is graded low because certain terms are not understood by those reading it, or a poor quality paper is graded high due to collusion from students who TRADE grades. I have seen it for myself in the forums of people asking for a high grade and grading your submission highly in return. I have flagged these as such, but I am unable to confirm if appropriate action was even taken against these individuals.
I cannot, in good faith, support any other academic classes from Coursera given the abysmal quality of evaluation that I have observed and received from all kinds of students, and the seeming lack of quality control that the site itself has for said evaluation methods.
par Kimberely C•
This course has no additional information from the previous courses. I felt it was just repetitive with just rewriting the same thing over again
par Aneesh R•
You guys screwed me by not letting me start the class for another month. I deserve my money back