Critical Perspectives on Management

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An unconventional approach to management strategy! This class offers students the opportunity to explore today's management practices from unexpected perspectives in order to ask provocative questions about the modern business environment. This approach will allow us to interrogate key management concepts in order to explore the thinking that informs them and, as importantly, the form of capitalism they foster.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
A different kind of MOOC, one of the best around. A must take, even if the subject or the opinions of the instructor is not for you, you will still get a lot out of it.
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3 years ago
It's my first course on Management, and I haven't studied Management before. Hence, evaluate this review critically. Rolf Strom-Olsen is a great instructor, I like how he leads a course session and involves students to participate in conversation. He doesn't give you the answers, but leads you to think about the subject. Btw, I personally like case study with Nokia. I definitely recommend to invest some time (it takes ~10 hours) in this course if you are interested in Management.
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3 years ago
Great class, absolute recommendation for people that want to understand the economy section of a newspaper. This is all about general strategy management of a company. The course material has little to do with actual managing tasks. Coursera is a rather simple platform without much tools. Website is fast and delivers the content efficiently.
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4 years ago
I would go that far and say that this course is a must for everyone, not just for people interested in management. It's rather more about critical thinking, than management itself.
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3 years, 12 months ago
This  is course is very useful for anyone in management profession. The traditional concepts which are usually taught in the MBA Classrooms are looked upon in this course through a prism of criticality and an attempt is made to find out how rational a decision can be evaluated in practicality. Topics such as share holder value, rise and fall of nokia, efficiencies in the roman markets even though there was no advanced technology to facilitate flow of information and dissection of housing bubble have been thought provoking and really a good learning experience.
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4 years, 2 months ago
Hey .. If you will take my word once, just jump right in and discover what a marvel this course is all about. Prof. Rolf discusses various management issues with a critical mind and the result is pretty enlightening. My best Coursera course so far.
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4 years, 2 months ago
This is a very good course and I really enjoyed it. I had no prior experience with online courses in general or with management. The set up with the video lectures is really nice.
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4 years, 3 months ago
This is a course for anyone who wants an idea as to why MBA's are so over- rated. Sounds bad? Actually it's not. It's excellent. Professor Rolf (yes, you actually remember his name at the end of the course) takes history, management, theory, mashes it all together and makes a new masterpiece of interpretation, and you will be engaged, interested, and stimulated. Doesn't matter what work you do, from janitor to manager, you will enjoy it.
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4 years, 4 months ago
When I enrolled for the course, I wasn't sure what to expect. I enrolled out of curiosity by the topic "The Lessons from Rome". Professor Rolf Strom-Olsen, whose lectures are really thought-provoking and fun and insightful, is one of the few on my list of most favourite professors. I wish Professor Strom-Olsen would write books to capture his profound knowledge and broad perspectives. "Critical Perspectives on Management" is one of the best courses I have taken at Coursera and elsewhere.
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4 years, 4 months ago
One of the best courses I've taken. Few points to note: \- The course uses cases to learn from. It's a good advantage since it teaches to make parallels to other scenarios. \- Charismatic professor. It's really a pleasure listening to him speaking, he's got very profound vocabulary, and he jokes quite often which keeps you engaged and motivated. \- Videos contain dialogues with students in the classroom where it was recorded. It really creates the feeling of you being present in the university classroom. \- The course requires a bit of management school background. However, there are some extra materials to help you fill in the gap.
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4 years, 5 months ago
As a CS student, I have no experience on this subject. That was one of the reasons why did I enroll, being the other just convenience: it's a short course with a small workload. Nonetheless, I'm SERIOUSLY amazed by the quality of this course, it is way above my expectations (from my previous MOOC experience, every time I tried to start a course on Management/Finance/Economics I gave up in the first week due to poor material). Even my the standards of the best MOOCs I've attended, this one is above all of them. The video production is JUST GREAT (seriously, sign up and watch the first two videos, you'll understand what I mean - perfect audio, engaging teacher which you don't have to 2x to avoid falling asleep, frequent quizzes, notes which appear on the side, interesting SUBTITLED participation from the students in the live class). Now, on the subject, I believe this is both great for people with previous formation (formal or not) on ... As a CS student, I have no experience on this subject. That was one of the reasons why did I enroll, being the other just convenience: it's a short course with a small workload. Nonetheless, I'm SERIOUSLY amazed by the quality of this course, it is way above my expectations (from my previous MOOC experience, every time I tried to start a course on Management/Finance/Economics I gave up in the first week due to poor material). Even my the standards of the best MOOCs I've attended, this one is above all of them. The video production is JUST GREAT (seriously, sign up and watch the first two videos, you'll understand what I mean - perfect audio, engaging teacher which you don't have to 2x to avoid falling asleep, frequent quizzes, notes which appear on the side, interesting SUBTITLED participation from the students in the live class). Now, on the subject, I believe this is both great for people with previous formation (formal or not) on the subject, as it will make you reflect upon the foundations of business. Personally, I find it really interesting (even if it was not quite what you may expect, given the title). However, it may not be fit for everyone (as it is not very technical nor complex), so please read the syllabus before you jump in (which I strongly advise you to do!). Up to this point, I have nothing to highlight which could be improved.
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