This course provides in-depth analyses of a host of organizational theories and their application in real life. The dissection of each case and the applicability of the theories are really insightful.
Very challenging yet worth it. If you are in an administrative position in an organization (especially education) you will get some great perspectives/understandings from this course. Take good notes!
von Michael M•
I did find the course itself quite interesting and easy to follow. However the weekly forums were essentially dead, most of the posts were dating back months to years. The one or two recent posts did not result in any discussion. I am under the impression, there was any maintenance of the course content since 2013 at the latest.
von ALI R•
Though the course is arranged and organized in a very smooth way. But often time during lectures, it gets boring. Too much verbal explanation, that often distract us from the main topic. But overall it was a good course and one can learn a lot from it. The teaching of the professor was awsum.
von Manuel G•
I learned a lot of interesting concepts in this course. The only thing that I would criticise is that, at times, I felt like some of the theories made up these kind of overly complicated categories to classify simple or intuitive things. But it was a good course overall.
von Michael M•
Very good course with lots of content. Could be improved using different presenters and incorporating content other than the lectures. The final exam was almost impossible and took several attempts to complete. Needs to be less complex to make success more accessible.
von Nishita A•
This course provides in-depth knowledge about various theories and their applications to organisations in a comprehensible manner. The case examples further provide clarity and application of the theoretical concepts, thereby registering the content in my memory!
von Soumi S ( C•
Thanks to Professor McFarland and his team. It a journey worth travelling. The detailing and the summary was a piece of cake. I enriched myself with a lot of information. I would request and appreciate for more examples from industries and corporate background.
von V. H•
Great course. You may want to warn future participants of a 3 hour final exam :)
Great content. The fireside chats were informative however since I took the course offline, they seemed a bit off topic. The content is definitely well researched and compiled.
von Stefanie C•
Excellent journey through different organizational theories useful to Analyse organizational development issues. Lots of relevant examples. Having a few practical tools for analysis to make academic concepts readily applicable would have been helpful.
von Erik S•
Very ilustrative. I had some problems with the quizzes and final test, as there were many normative value-driven answers that in my vow can not be answered only with right or wrong. This is a basic problem of Coursera, at least in my experience.
von Virginie C•
I really enjoyed the course, the teacher was great and content very interesting. i would say though that learners shoul be made aware that they should know the textbook in great details to be successful at the final exam.
von Bandaru J V•
This course is one of the best course which takes you to different perspectives in an organization. I didn't think it will have those many modules. All are very helpful and the professor teaches clearly. Thank you.
von Raj K D•
its an excellent course. i liked the end exam as well as sufficient depth in knowledge is required to pass this . this forced me to go through the course once again and i am thankful that I went though it again.
von Sainath S•
Very interesting to take a course from a Stanford Professor. Just wondering if this is equivalent to a course attained from the university itself by attending physical classes or at least less-equivalent!
von Jay S•
Very interesting theories and well explained. Only area where this could be improved is diversity in examples. Most of the examples are related to education which became confines your thinking.
von Ivaylo Y•
It's a good course providing broad overview of the field and details into the important theories. Lots of case studies which I didn't find very relevant but still - nice to have them
von daniel k j•
Thoroughly enjoyed this basic overview of Organizational Analysis. It was a fun and interesting foray into what much of my major in school will look like.
von cristian s p p•
Very complete course, maybe need more applied examples about other organizations different to education, but in general an excellent course, thank you
von VINOD K M•
Excellent course, gives a broad view on how organizations are formed. Theories guidelines on how they could could be adapted to the VUCA world.
Very good course with many examples. I can recommend the course.
It is a bit long in comparison to other Coursera formats but worth the time!
von Neofytos K•
Very intersting course, presenting the theories for approaching and analyzing organizations and always providing appropriate case examples
Interesting course. It allows me to look at organizations from another point of view. Thanks for making this course avail for free.
von Sriram D•
I wish the course was dealt with in a simpler language rather than large words considering the international exposure to the course.
von Kenneth E D•
The course provides a great basic understanding of how to analyze an organization. It provides great tools for future analysis.
von Joris J S•
Very interesting to learn organizational theories. It will help to assess the effectiveness of your own organization.
von Prashanth M N•
A really good course for making sense of a lot of things that happen at a macro level in an organisation.