• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration

About

Learning Outcomes for the Specialization:
  • 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.

This Global Challenges in Business Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Projects Overview

This specialization prepares students for the global challenges that businesses face in the 21st century. The global marketplace now and in the future spans emerging markets, a world connected by social media, and rapid technological advancements, hand in hand with huge challenges relating to environment and poverty. 

This specialization covers how business strategy is formulated and implemented in the global arena in all its complexities. It also covers the role of ethics and corporate responsibility in a connected world as well as the role of business in addressing global challenges such as poverty and the environment. The specialization enables understanding of global business and how to pursue opportunities and confront challenges in this arena responsibly.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description

      3-6 months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • 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 requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

No background knowledge is required to complete this specialization.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 8 months.
  • National Applies to you

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 8 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
The programme is self-paced and the cost per month is 49$.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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