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Excel in Competitive Strategy & Organization. Acquire theoretical knowledge & tools to master internal & external strategic management challenges with this Competitive Strategy and Organization Design course offered by Coursera - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU).

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Paired with humorous elements and illustrating examples, the Competitive Strategy and Organization Design course offered by Coursera - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) 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!

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Competitive Strategy
  • Advanced Competitive Strategy
  • Strategic Organization Design
  • Competitive Strategy and Organization Design Project

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 7 months
    • 2 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Intermediate Level

  • Some related experience required.


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. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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