• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 7 months


Learning Outcomes for the Global Challenges in Business offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign:

  • Upon completion of this specialization, you will be able to:
  • Understand how businesses function in the global marketplace.
  • Make ethical decisions to run a responsible business in the global marketplace.
  • Understand the role of business in addressing global challenges such as poverty and the environment.
  • Understand how business can pursue opportunities and confront challenges in the complex global marketplace.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 7 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 7 months to complete
      • Suggested 4 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Innovation for Subsistence Marketplaces
  • Sustainable Business Enterprises
  • Global Strategy I: How The Global Economy Works
  • Global Strategy II: Doing Business in The Global Economy
  • Global Impact: Cultural Psychology
  • Global Impact: Business Ethics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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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.

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