Excel in Competitive Strategy & Organization. Acquire theoretical knowledge & tools to master internal & external strategic management challenges
Paired with humorous elements and illustrating examples, the Competitive Strategy and Organization Design specialization is the ideal choice for curious individuals who enjoy unique learning experiences and innovative teaching approaches. Its style is likely to appeal especially to young, middle-aged and young-at-heart learners.
The specialization is indended for learners interested in engaging in fundamental theories and concepts of strategy and organization and applying these to practice. Employed professionals and management students will benefit from deepening and refreshing their existing knowledge by means of our specialization. Learners with non-business backgrounds will gain valuable additional business insights complementing their existing knowledge.
Participants will learn to understand and analyze
● behavior of organizations in situations in which strategic decisions are interdependent
● strategies to build up and maintain a customer base
● internal workings of an organization as well as its interaction with the outside world, i.e. partners, complementors and competitors
● the design of an effective organization that can compete, grow and adjust flexibly to different environments
This specialization is the only online learning program in which students can learn and laugh at the same time. That said, we are looking forward to learning and laughing with you!
The specialization is designed for gaining knowledge on the theory and concepts of competitive strategy and organization design. Through illustrating real-world examples, interviews with industry experts as well as own hands-on project experience learners have the opportunity to immediately apply newly gained theoretical insights to practical challenges.
Throughout all modules of the specialization, students’ learning process is aided through plenty of interaction opportunities.
In the final industry project, learners can apply all the knowledge gained throughout the specialization to solve a real-life business problem faced by our partner company.
Certaines connaissances prérequises.
Certaines connaissances prérequises.
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
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.
Is financial aid available?
Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.
Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in about 5 to 6 months.
What background knowledge is necessary?
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.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We recommend to take the courses in the presented order, as they build on each other.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
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.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
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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