• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month


This Global Strategy I - How The Global Economy Works offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign seeks to help you understand the forces of globalization and how cross-cultural management and the relationship of a multinational organization to various host countries is becoming more and more critical in today’s global economy. 

This course begins with the discussion of these issues and global relationships and delves into a deeper understanding of business strategy in today’s global business marketplace.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how we got here and why it matters
  • Understand the complexities of the current globalization (not all countries are the same)
  • Evaluate the effects of international trade regulations on international business
  • Evaluate when and why should we operate as multinationals

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 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 13 hours to complete
      • Suggested: 4 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • How Did We Get Here? Why Does It Matter?
  • The Big Disappointment: The World Did Not Converge
  • Why We Trade and How We Do It
  • Why Do We Have Multinationals? What Determines the Type of Multinational?

    English Language Requirements

    This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


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